Brian Jonestown Massacre - + - EP - 2014 Modern Psych White Vinyl 10" EP

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Brian Jonestown Massacre - + -

Label: A Records / Private Pressing
Cat#: auk031-10
Format: Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, EP, White Vinyl
Recorded and mixed in Berlin, August 2014.
Country: UK
Released: 2014
Genre: Rock
Style: Psychedelic Rock


A1 Heat 2:41
A2 Everything Was Very Simple 4:50

B Reconstruction 5:45

Companies etc

Record Company – A Recordings LTD.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A Recordings LTD.
Copyright (c) – A Recordings LTD.
Mastered At – Finyl Tweek


Mixed By – Anton Newcombe, Fabien Leseure
Producer – Anton Newcombe

The vinyl is white vinyl + - EP are 3 brand new & exclusive tracks recorded by Anton Newcombe in is his studio in August 2014 after the band’s successful European tour.

This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.

Two dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media ), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

Opening track ‘Heat’ is a clear indication of what to expect from the EP and a strong opening track. Almost ethereal vocals swirl over layer upon layer of guitars. The tune is far from what could be described as ‘energetic’ – the song is more of a slow-burner (forgive me), gradually building into a swaggering guitar solo. The tiniest of hints of middle-eastern influence dot the track, the occasional melody or layer of harmony whispering the land of the sitar.

‘Everything Was Very Simple’ in contrast, takes the middle eastern vibe to a whole new level: pipe synth sounds, the delayed voice of an Indian male repeating a psychedelic mantra and sitar fills really draw you into the cultural journey of psychedelia the song takes you on. Even though the song falls just short of five minutes long (soon trumped by the last two songs) it never feels like music for the sake of music. While repetition is an obvious element in the song, it never becomes grating or monotonous, instead providing an excellent backdrop to get lost in.

The last two songs are similar in nature but distinctly different, each following the same basic tropes as the first half (minus the middle-eastern vibe). ‘Reconstruction’ is a slow rocker, somehow reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s classic ‘Wish You Were Here’. Two chords are all the song needs when compositional elements swagger in and out like a musical fashion show. Another song to get lost in, the difference between guitar solo and riff becomes blurred as the song marches slowly toward +-‘s closing track. ‘Leave It Alone’ follows a similar formula, before gently fading away into nothingness.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Feel the Heat

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Everything Is Very Simple

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More Information
Condition New
Format 10"
Label Private Pressing