trouble in mind
Equal parts Odyssey & Oracle’ & ‘Parable of Arable Land’ Morgan Delt ’s debut S/T LP expands on those initial tracks & brings forth a fully realised glimpse into the California native’s twisted brain.
Morgan cites influences from Curt Boettcher to West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band & rounds it out with golden age sunset stRip heavies like The Byrds & Love. the one/two punch of ‘Make My Grey Brain Green’ & ‘Barbarian Kings’ blasts apart 40 years of pop-psych & stitches it back together. ‘Beneath the Black & Purple’ soars with a chiming guitar grumble, ‘Chakra Sharks’ squirms as The drums pound hard & heavy, while the backups ‘la-la-la’ all over your noggin like a Frankenstein version of The Flaming Lips & Thee Oh Sees. The finale ‘Main Title Sequence’, is all Stu Phillips-worship, right out of the soundtrack to your favourite ‘60s cult classic with it ’s angelic backing vocals & lilting tremolo lead but somehow still buzzes with a modern current.