The Album Paranoia

Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
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2016 Ratings: #266
February 5, 2016 / Release Date
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The british band attempts its first steps in nu-psychedelia with a debut that brings to mind many, trance memories and expresses a youthful impulse of growing up, the sooner the better.
ulrika spacek take the modern psych of the smoking trees & yak, and successfully mesh it with the wild, disoriented rock / raga formats of bands like can and donovan. the result is something beautifully expansive, richly textured, and engaging in ways few records are. the album paranoia is absolutely hypnotic, yet it never fails to maintain your attention. it will stand as one of the greatest cornerstones of the modern psych-revival scene.

best tracks: i don't know / ultra vivid / porcelain
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On their debut record, Ulrika Spacek stick to a simple sound largely influenced by 90's alt-rock (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) while occasionally dabbling with krautrock and 60's raga rock. If this band would put about as much effort into making solidly written tunes as they do with hypnotic grooves, then we could probably see something spectacular come out of them. As for now, they, like a large majority of modern psychedelic acts, lack a sense of identity with the vocalist being particularly ... read more
One of the best debuts of this year !
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Track List

  1. I Don't Know
  2. Porcelain
  3. Circa 1954
  4. Strawberry Glue
  5. Beta Male
  6. Nk
  7. Ultra Vivid
  8. She's a Cult
  9. There's a Little Passing Cloud in You
  10. Airportism
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Added on: February 2, 2016