Another great German psych gem for you. I don’t know if you had chance to check out to Sir Robin & The Longbowmen ’s loving debut, ten tracks ode to psych-garage-krautrock, but if you didn’t , you sorely missed out.
I’m not gonna lie. I was surfing around Santtu Karlgren Facebook few days ago. You see, Santtu is something of a psych wizard where my knowledge of the subject is about as rudimentary as it gets. Well, I found there what easily is one of Dresden’s best kept secrets, Sir Robin & The Longbowmen , that recently prepped their first release self titled, I immediately stepped in around the tunes the band and I’ve been enthralled with them ever since.
Everything is so rad and psychedelic, although the band seems to be branching out to everywhere. There is so much vibes to dig on with this record that it would be futile for me try and sum up everything this seven pieces team is showcasing. They molt and mutate and symbiotically latch onto different styles in such a natural way. There is an almost underground quality to these tracks. They feel organic like some sort of naturally occurring musical compound of color and 60’s noises that can be measured in mellotronic units kind. It’s an all-encompassing blowing journey through sounds that is just begging to be taken.
So do that and then follow Santtu’s FB. He’s got good taste.
Sir Robin & The Longbowmen – Sir Robin & The Longbowmen
Available on vinyl from 01.04.2016
All songs written and performed by Sir Robin & The Longbowmen, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ricardo Röpke at Muggebude.
Artwork by Wiebke Herrmann and Andreas Groß.
released January 1, 2016
Konrad Reichel – Vocals
Thomas Jahn – Synthesizer & Effects
Friedrich Griese – Guitar
Stefan Hühn – Guitar, Sitar
Miriam Neumann – Vocals (Familiar Misery)
Manuel Puschmann – Organ, Vocals
David Humphrey – Bass, Vocals
Robin Heller – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Martin Uslaub – Guitar (I Would Like, Dead Horse)
Felix Raskiewicz – Bass (I Would Like, Dead Horse, Sunshower)
1.Sissi’s Harp 04:38
2.Sick Bang 03:48
4.Dead Horse 04:54
6.I Would Like 05:08
7.Familiar Misery 03:26
8.In The Dark 03:29
10.Road To Jezioro Tejsowo 06:44