Psychic Lemon
Live at the Smokehouse
(2019)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre:
Psychedelic rock, Space rock
Sounds Like:
The Heads, Earthless, Hawkwind
Saturday, July 27, 2019
The latest by UK’s Psychic Lemon is a real mind trip and will test your love for psychedelic space fuzz. Live at the Smokehouse was recorded on August 10, 2018 at the the Smokehouse, Ipswitch and man this performance is all consuming. Six distorted fuzzed-laced entities running at 42 minutes. The first three tracks are taken from their 2018 release Frequency Rhythm Distortion Delay and the last two are unreleased. We were a bit shocked that nothing from the bands debut album landed on here, would have been cool to hear a tripped out version of “Death Cult Blues,” “Dilator” or even “Horizon”. The opening song “Interstellar Fuzz Star” says it all, this track is a mesmerizing acid-laced psychedelic jam. As you immerse yourself further into the distorted fuzz, you’ll notice the raw, yet superb sound quality for a recorded live performance.

This album is not all about the distortion, it’s amazing how they capture the bass and spaced-out drumming.  It feels like each band member is in their own zone as it all comes together beautifully. You’ll notice by track three, the mind altering psychedelics will begin to nest in your brain and you’ll be all consumed by this performance. Live at the Smokehouse could easily be one of this years finest live fuzz albums we have heard and fans of tripped-out psychedelic space rock will easily gravitate to this one.

Tracklist:
1. Interstellar Fuzz Star 10:19
2. Satori Disko 06:57
3. Hey Droog! 06:01
4. Jonny Marvel at the Milky Way 11:31
5. White Light 07:26

Standout Track(s)
No standout tracks, just go along for the ride. Although “White Light” could be a masterpiece of psychedelic fuzz.

Adult Beverage Pairing
Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist by Epic Brewing in Utah. The 12.80% ABV Imperial Stout is on the strong side, but is a great pairing with Live at the Smokehouse.

ROTATION RECAP:
Risk of Subwoofer Damage
8.6 of 11

Captivation and Variety
8.6 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8.7 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
8.7 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
8.7 of 11

Distortion Prowess
10 of 11

Hallucinegetic Levels
9.7 of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.8 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.6 of 11

Production Value
8.5 of 11

Final Thoughts
We really need to witness this live, the experience must be mind blowing. The last two albums by Psychic Lemon shows them heading towards the trippy and spacey side of psychedelic rock. Their exploration is endless and opens their music up to so many avenues.  Do yourself a favor and just get their entire cataloge, it will enhance your psychedelic rock collection

Psychic Lemon is:
Andy Briston - guitar, synths 
Andy Hibberd - bass 
Martin Law - drums

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