Thursday, June 26, 2008
AFCGT (A Frames + Climax Golden Twins)
Recently nabbed a copy of this ultra limited (50!) super session between the A Frames and Climax Golden Twins, and it has been kicking my ass. I caught the two groups play together earlier in the year when they opened up Spectrum (aka Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3) and they were pretty amazing, in fact, I thought they blew Spectrum off the stage. The show was a 3 guitar, 1 bass and 1 drummer lunar assault. Wailing guitars and a lumbering rhythm section all came together to create a monolithic reach for the stars. This release is a bit more restrained than that. Instead we have an unlikely collaboration of two bands, for lack of better words, feeling each other out on the astral plane of avant-rock. 10 tracks that range from Sun City Girls gamelan worship to sludgy space explorations. The band's myspace finds them in good company--Blank Dogs, Los Llamarada, Factums, Sun City Girls and Pink Reason are all high ranking friends and sonic touchstones for this unique group. Let's hope they press this one for keeps next time.