Philadelphia’s fiercest Psychedelic Rock foursome Ecstatic Vision presents its fourth studio album “Elusive Mojo” in its entirety, ahead of its official landing this Friday 13, 2022 May on Heavy Psych Sounds.
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“Elusive Mojo” finds Ecstatic Vision firing on all cylinders with this unhinged, raw and dangerous new album. The band continues down their unique warpath mixing Heavy Psych Rock, Detroit-Rock, Proto-Punk, and World Music. The album contains caveman grooves that would rattle the remaining teeth out of the Asheton brother’s skulls, scorching saxophones that would make Nik Turner feel high on a potent mix of speed and Viagra, and basslines hot enough to melt down the Lemmy statue.
“Elusive Mojo” was recorded live to 2″ tape in their beloved hometown of Philadelphia by Joe Boldizar (Sonic Praise) with Bob Pantella (Monster Magnet) and mastered by their old drinking buddy Tim Green (Melvins). What emerged was a burly, timeless and unique sounding record that is hard to tell if it was recorded in 1971 or 2022. It will be issued on May 13, 2022 in various vinyl formats, CD and digital through Heavy Psych Sounds, with pre-order available at this location: https://www.heavypsychsounds.com/shop.htm#HPS228
Ecstatic Vision have tapped into something that expands Heavy Rock’s vocabulary and moves into a far-out sonic galaxy where there is music in the spheres, but the spheres vibrate on previously untold frequencies. Spacey, tripped-out, Avant-Garde, and definitely Rock and Roll are key words when describing their sound. They introduced their brand of heavy primal psych influenced by Hawkwind, Aphrodite’s Child, Olatunji Can and Amon Duul II in late 2013. Formed in Philadelphia to primarily “play what they wanted to hear,” the band quickly rose to those in the know as a force to be reckoned with through two albums released on Relapse Records, followed by a signing to Italian powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds, who released their latest record “For The Masses” in 2019. Ecstatic Vision have shared the stage with the likes of Enslaved, YOB, John Garcia, Dead Meadow, Bongzilla, Earthless, Red Fang, Acid King and many others.
Doug Sabolik / Guitar, Vocals
Michael Field Connor / Bass
Kevin Nickles / Saxophone, Organ
Ricky Culp / Drums