Deep Fried Grandeur

Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo - Deep Fried Grandeur
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TheBravesDH
80
There is no way a project in which two artists who have never worked together should randomly collaborate at a festival and in only one afternoon of practice take the stage to perform such effortlessly flowing psychedelic improv for nearly forty minutes like this. You can hardly tell where one artists' input ends and the other begins. If I had been there when this was perfomed and didn't know better, I'd assume they had been together for years. Well done, gentlemen.
DareG
88
Some glorious psychedelic rock, sounding at times like country fried Spacemen 3. The improvisation and musicianship is more than impressive.

Standouts: Pour Dampness Down In The Stream, Shrinks The Day

Dropouts:
gopxity
83
For a record that was improvised between two artists that have rarely played with each other before, this is pretty remarkable.
Danko
84
A 40 minute composition that is very enjoyable to listen to. It's got a lot of pieces melded into the two tracklist and it is very good. Psychadelic and instrumental, one of the highlights of my listens this weekend! If you don't mind the long tracks then give it a listen.
AnthroWobbly
80
This is how you do modern space rock! Unlike many other contemporary releases in this vein, "Deep Fried Grandeur" is reverent toward its influences without being married to the genre tropes.

Ryley Walker's space-folk stylings merge well with Kikagaku Moyo's jam band approach to long-form songwriting, bringing it all together to really make this listening experience something special and tempered that takes its time getting into its trance-like grooves and pockets that become ... read more
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Added on: February 5, 2021