22 May 07 00:00 |
damaged acid rock
COMETS ON FIRE [usa] PRIMORDIAL UNDERMIND [at]
COMETS ON FIRE must be the leading band in the contemporary psych rock scene. The band was formed in 1999 by Ethan Miller and Ben Flashman, and started off with noisy acid jams to evolve to a more rock oriented band. Fom 2003 on psych troubadour Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance) joins the band to become a 5-piece. Comets On Fire became even more energetic and turned out to be one of the best live psych combo’s these days. Think of a combination of Hawkwind, King Crimson, Blue Cheer, Cream,... Ear plugs and hallucinating stuff. The history of PRIMORDIAL UNDERMIND dates back to 1988, when Eric Arn was in the band Crystalized Movements and made music with people from Bevis Frond. Later he incarnated as frontman of Sferic Mandelas and he moved a few times, until he found a home in Austria and sticked with the bandname Primordial Undermind. This is only more or less the story.The band changes even more from line-up as from name, but always stay true to psychedelia, even if they switch from free acid rock to psych improvdroning.