Mein: Mein (Rocket/Southbound)

 |   |  <1 min read

Odessey
Mein: Mein (Rocket/Southbound)

A kind of second-tier supergroup if you will, the four-piece Mein draws its members from the Horrors, the Earlies, Black Angels and Elephant Stone who pulled this together from shared audio files coupled with an Indo-influenced psychedelic ethos, and a touch of rave culture grooves (Happy Mondays/Black Grape etc) and a smidgen of Krautrock motorik.

Which comes out more coherent than that description might sound because the binding cord is the psych-ambient groove (with samples, loops and synths alongside sitar).

While no single track leaps out that, we might guess, is in part the idea behind something which suggests you simply ride the surges and either turn your living area into a dancefloor-for-one . . . or go for deep and very stoned immersion in headphones.

Nice reference -- conscious or otherwise -- to the Zombies in the title of the posted track 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Pet Shop Boys: Electric (x2)

Pet Shop Boys: Electric (x2)

The PSBoys' aural fingerprint is so distinctive that it might be possible to go two ways on this one. You could say "heard it all before" in terms of dancefloor-directed beats, cool... > Read more

Martin Phillipps: Live at the Moth Club (Fire CD/DVD through Southbound)

Martin Phillipps: Live at the Moth Club (Fire CD/DVD through Southbound)

For Martin Phillipps of the Chills – a songwriter, lyricist and arranger of rare skill and often genius – the successes of this moment must feel like vindication. In the past... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

CANON MEDIA AWARDS (2014): A judge's comments

CANON MEDIA AWARDS (2014): A judge's comments

Some months ago I was invited to judge the Reviewer of the Year category for the Canon Media Awards. The awards ceremony was last night and I have been asked to post here the comments I wrote for... > Read more

GUEST ARTIST STEVEN ATHANAS from Toledo, Ohio shares his outsider work

GUEST ARTIST STEVEN ATHANAS from Toledo, Ohio shares his outsider work

Having spent four decades being a singer in various bar bands, I am reinventing myself yet again – in my sixth decade on the planet – as a visual artist. Though some have... > Read more