Italian psych heavyweights MAMUTHONES share new music video ‘I’ve Gotta Be’ – Collisions Vol.4 split LP w/ Evil Blizzard out now on Rocket Recordings‏

January 20, 2015


an itchy, mesmeric NY disco track” – The Quietus
blissed-out beats and the type of melodious drone that powered early Hawkwind” – The Skinny
“embellished, avant-garde and invigorating” – Louder Than War
Share new music video ‘I’ve Gotta Be’
Collisions Vol.4 split LP w/ Evil Blizzard out this week on Rocket Recordings

Italian psych force Mamuthones send their avant-garde soundscapes soaring to sacred territories in this spiritualised new music video for lead Collisions Vol. 4 track ‘I’ve Gotta Be’.

“It all started with Holy Ghost People,” frontman Alessio Gastaldello explains. “It’s a 1967 documentary directed by Peter Adair about a Pentecostal snake handling church service in the tiny mining town of Scrabble Creek, West Virginia.” Fascinated by this intriguing footage, Gastaldello built two songs for Collisions Vol.4 using samples from Adairs film, ‘The Holy Ghost People’ and ‘I’ve Gotta Be’. “So when we started to think about the video it was obvious to use the documentary.”

Mamuthones, noted for their position in the burgeoning Italian occult psychedelic movement, possess a similar psychological makeup to their masked contemporaries,Evil Blizzard, building their sound on circular, repetitive motifs. Formed by ex-Jennifer Gentle man Alessio Gastaldello, Mamuthones are possessed of an upbeat and effervescent sound equally damaged by the dark alchemy of early Can, the sci-fi swagger of Chrome and the magpie spirit of Eno and Byrne’s My Life In The Bush With Ghosts.

The Rocket Recordings Collisions series has thus far seen luminaries The Heads,White HillsOneidaMugstarShit & Shine and Gnod locking horns against each other on psychic voyages to bold dimensions anew. The latest instalment again deals with a pair of hand-picked, boundary-breaking iconoclasts, pushing theCollisions series further out into the realm of the unexpected, as this Anglo-Italian pair of perversely kindred spirits combine to wreak havoc.
Collisions Vol. 4 is out this week on Rocket Recordings. | |

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