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Weekly Release Spotlight: The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Posted on 9/3/2012

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Aufheben

[A Records]

Anton Newcombe, the ever prolific lead of experimental psych-folk group The Brian Jonestown Massacre, put out his latest release Aufheben on A Records in May with friends Will Carruthers and Matt Hollywood, who is one of the founding BJM members. After a short hiatus and his relocation to Berlin, Newcombe does not disappoint. Aufheben has proven to be a lovely and captivating collection of work.

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.

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