Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel: Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious
Welcome to the first installment of 'Not So New News'. This is a corner for the unjustly unknown, the inexplicably uninspected, and the raddest of rad that managed to sneak by your idle whiskers. For those searching, the quest never ends but with each discovery, a fistful remain uncovered. Not So New News is here to help with some of the digging so you can sit back and enjoy the goods. But enough blabbing, this week we have Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel’s 2013 LP: Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious.
Finding it’s point of conception in the wondrous sweet shop that is Lolipop Records, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel’s full-length debut featured the silky stylings of Tomas Dolas, Wyatt Blair, and Ignacio Gonzalez as well as contributions from Clementine Creevy and Julian Ducantenzieler. Together, a hazy yet refined sound was birthed into the psychedelic stratosphere drawing one Nico’s subconscious into the realm of relativity. With a burly organ as it’s crutch, the opener “Nico” struts in toe with a fuzzy bassline before bursting into the untameable jam entitled “& Her Psychedelic Subconscious.” Our tickets for the funhouse are stamped and the trip ensues as “My Purple I” puts the pedal to the floor with a panicked instrumental before slowing it’s roll to stumble about the coastline in “Mermaid Song.” While the now dominating organ lures us into the fog, vocalist Tomas teases us with a tale, “Listen up now, let me tell you a story...” The swivel of satisfaction continues it’s rotation with the wailing rips of “Right Where You Ought To Be” and “Grape Jelly (Jam)” leaving us with plenty goods to spread over our breakfast toast.
The sultans of psych are hammering out new material for the follow up album coming out May 2015, so keep your ear to the ground and grab a copy of Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious to hold you over.