the russian wilds
rick rubin helms this dynamic din of deep grooves, soaring harmonies & blazing fuzz guitars, indebted to 70’s psych.
howlin rain emerged from the incendiary embers of san francisco's underground noise-psych legends comets on fire. under rubin's guidance, ‘the russian wilds’ took nearly 3 years to complete & the long, strange trip is engrained in every moment of its 61 minute rock 'n' roll journey. the album's breadth & scope recalls great, sprawling albums of the late '60s & '70s like the allmans' ‘live at the fillmore east’, hendrix's ‘electric ladyland’ & santana's ‘lotus’. “on their finest album to date they come across like a turbocharged little feat…fabulous stuff all round” 4/5 – uncut.