Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jex Thoth - Witness

Named after the band’s striking female vocalist, Jex Thoth take their cues from the metallic strains of Black Sabbath and the retro experimentalism of Amon Düül II. Jex Thoth (formerly Jessica Toth) and bassist James Jackson Toth (leader of the experimental outfit Wooden Wand, and credited here as Grim Jim) form the core of the group, which originally took shape under the name Totem. After issuing an EP with that moniker, the group rechristened itself Jex Thoth and set to work on a full-length album, with guitarist Silas Paine and drummer Johnny Dee joining the lineup during the process. Keyboardist Zodiac completed the lineup, and Jex Thoth debuted in 2008 with a self-titled album of thudding, psychedelic acid rock.

(Taken from Last.fm)
Release Notes
Three new songs, of which two are originals and
one is a beautiful rendition of 70's avant-pop
group Slapp Happy's "Mr. Rainbow", totaling for
about 15 minutes of music; some of the band's best
and most melancholy material to date. Gentle,
time-capsuled psychedelia coupled with colorful
organ swashes and the mournful singing of Jex
Thoth; all enriched by the warm production job.

As they come by, the new Jex Thoth EP from 2010. Enjoy!

[ I HATE RECORDS / 2010 / Psychedelic Doom Metal / VBR ]

01. Raven nor the Spirit (04:24)
02. Slow Rewind (05:03)
03. Mr Rainbow (Slapp Happy cover) (05:52)

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