The Black Angels - Directions To See A Ghost
Label: Light In The Attic
Format: 3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition ( NOTE DOES NOT COME WITH POSTER)
Released: Aug 2008
Style: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
A1 You On The Run
A3 Science Killer
B1 Mission District
B2 18 Years
D2 You In Color
D3 The Return
E Snake In The Grass
F1 Surf City (Revisited)
F2 Paladin's Last Stand
Recorded At– Cacophony Recorders
Mixed At– Cacophony Recorders
Mastered At– Elysian Masters
Printed By– Stoughton Printing Co.
Artwork [Drawings By]– Maya Boboia
Bass, Guitar, Drums, Organ– Kyle Hunt
Drums, Percussion, Bass– Stephanie Bailey
Guitar, Bass– Nate Ryan
Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drums, Artwork By [Artwork And Graphic Design By]– Christian Bland
Mastered By– Dave Cooley
Organ [Vox Jaguar], Drone [Drone Machine]– Jennifer Raines
Recorded By, Mixed By– Eric Wofford
Vocals, Bass, Sitar [Rogue], Organ– Alex Maas
Recorded and Mixed at Cacophony Studios in Austin, Texas (May 2006-November 2007)
Mastered for Elysian Masters (December 2007)
Printed by Stoughton
Track F1 and F2 are on the vinyl edition of "Directions To See A Ghost" only
'18 Years' might be the best song they've ever written, for one thing. But that aside, this album is an absolute, unadulterated masterpiece.
I loved 'Passover'. This blows it out of the water.
Deep chugging blues washed in some of the most profoundly cosmic feedback I have ever heard. I could sit here and go on and on and on... but just buy the album. Exalting, thrilling, and incredibly sexy.
The Black Angels' debut "Passover" was an exciting surge back to 60s psychedelia, full of mind-bending drones, trippy guitars and a truly inspired vocalist in Alex Maas. "Direction To See A Ghost" continues things in the same vein.
As with the debut, the songs tend to flow and groove endlessly. The `drone machine' saturates everything, the drums are powerful and locked, the guitar tone is perfectly fuzzy and Maas' piercing, nasally delivery is wonderfully fitting. The one-two punch of "You On The Run" and "Doves" is a grand opening, with the former setting up a brooding, melancholy Velvet Underground atmosphere, only for the latter to cut through with some feel-good, sunshine pop psychedelia. Other highlights include the sombre "18 Years" and the sitar-laden "Deer-Ree-Shee". Generally, there isn't a bad song to be found here. "Directions" is another great album from The Black Angels that firmly cements them at the forefront of modern psychedelic rock.
RIYL: Dead Meadow, Black Mountain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Spacemen 3, The Warlocks Blood on the Wall (as in Mary Susan), The Verve
The Black Angels - 18 Years
The Black Angels - You On The Run
One of the great modern bands
The Black Angels - Doves
The Black Angels - Science Killer - Live
The Black Angels - Science Killer -
a hallucinatory dose of groovy psychedelic reverberations. Filmed @ the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego, California on Nov. 23,
The Black Angels Surf City (Revisited
The Black Angels Paladin's Last Stand
The Black Angels Snake In The Grass
whats great about this song (and black angels in general) is the fact that the song is not a random piece of improvisation
The Black Angels - Vikings
One of the best songs/sounds I've heard in my 45 years of listening to music. For different reasons, I put this band in my coterie that includes Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Great Society/Jefferson Airplane, Velvet Underground, Nico,...