The Brian Jonestown Massacre
In the eleven tracks of Aufheben, Newcombe provides a personal definition of the German term, which means both to preserve and to abolish. In defining Aufheben, Newcombe creates an ever-flowing, united collection of themes, textures, and influences, constructing the sense of transformation. A few key tracks from the collection are “Viholliseni Maala” featuring vocals, entirely in Finnish, from Eliza Karmasalo and the opening number “Panic In Babylon” which blends the band’s psychedelic roots and Middle Eastern influences.
Written by Zoë Peterson, Radio K volunteer.