Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
(High Visceral Part 1)
2017
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like:
Dot Legacy, Stone Roses
The debut album from Australian based Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (PPC) somehow infuses progressive rock precision while maintaining a euphoric psychedelic feel. This is the essence of what makes High Visceral Part 1 a very unique journey. The foursome have put forth an impressive debut that contains pinpoint rhythms and fretwork all blended with a backdrop of echo and trippy soundscapes. The blend of these two aspects makes for one hell of a balanced and entertaining ride. Thank heavens for album artist Zouassi, were it not for this brilliant album cover, we may not have previewed. What a perfect blend of colors and vision go compliment High Visceral Part 1.

Track Listing:

1. Cornflake (3:37)
2. Cubensis Lenses (5:43)
3. Marmalade March (4:45)
4. ...And The Addled Abstraction of Being (6:26)
5. High Visceral (2:31)
6. Surf’s Up (3:13)
7. Gallop To Southport (2:33)
8. Found God In A Tomato (8:54)
9. Entropy (1:54)
10. Denmark/Van Gogh & Gone (7:29)

If we only had a few bucks, which songs do we recommend downloading?
"Found God in a Tomato" basically has everything. Precision, echo, and contrast that will invigorate you. The closer, "Denmark/Van Gogh & Gone" is so fucking euphorically addictive and hands down our favorite track. The mellow entrance and distorted vocals slowly build into what feels like heaven’s gate opening. High pitched guitar precision swarm as we hear Stone Roses influence and the Verve take hold. Contrast these two tracks with the incredible opener "Cornflake" blending progressive, stoner and math rock influences. Brilliant we say!

How is the production?

For being self-produced by PPC the sound quality and balance is exceptional. A very solid headphone experience supporting the dramatic highs and lows. The echo while prevalent is not overdone and quite pleasant throughout.

If you like High Visceral Part 1, what other albums do we recommend you peruse?

No question, Dot Legacy’s self-titled debut from 2014. Similar energy injected into this album. While Dot Legacy hits some uncharted areas and takes more risk, both albums are a tremendous upgrade for your collection.

What adult beverage do we suggest accompany your listening experience with PPC?
Melbourne’s Hope Nation Brewery has released a tremendous smoked red ale entitled Red Haze which we highly recommend accompany High Visceral Pt 1. 7% ABV with a malty backbone and swirling toffee sweetness.

What are our final thoughts High Visceral Pt 1?
PPC’s ability to blend two very different rock elements will make this one intriguing to the masses. Somehow they make progressive/math rock guitar precision meld well with their psychedelic backbone. High Visceral Part 1 is the type of album you need in your collection for its shear energy and originality. While currently flying under the radar, it would not surprise us for PPC to gain significant momentum with the wind at their backs. We certainly very much look forward to Part 2 and highly encourage you to put this one in heavy rotation. - 2/13/2017

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