My best bargain of 2021. Stonking album, fantastic band, shaking the floorboards as I type. Great pressing, green vinyl. Love it. Just reduced.
Product description. Limited edition - 180g Transparent Seafoam Green vinyl. Highly anticipated debut album from Portsmouth based psych aficionados, Is Bliss. Having received critical acclaim for their first two EP's; 'Velvet Dreams' and the follow-up 'The Honeycomb Explosion', the south coast trio have been busy in the studio and have created a no nonsense, full on, psych induced jewel. Formed via a shared love of Slowdive, Spacemen 3 and Verve, their incendiary live shows have caused a stir across the underground psych scene. On 'Strange Communication', Is Bliss paint a sprawling sonic picture. Opening with the impressive grandeur of 'Belong', the hypnotically charged reverberations of 'Can't Sleep Forever' incite a drug-induced cataclysm. An emotional rawness can be heard in Jimmy Stuart's passioned vocal - this is the sound of an individual desperate to say afloat as chaos ensues all around. Melodic new single 'All I See Is You' is an intimate and confessional tale of love and heartbreak while the mesmeric 'Fall' evokes 'A Storm in Heaven' era Verve, fizzing with effervescent guitars and blissed out shoegaze. Sitar and layers of droning instrumentation create a psychedelic paradise on the visceral 'Wonder' while the album pace is picked up a notch once more with 'What To Believe', a near-perfect amalgam of explosive sound before the reverb-charged 'Lost Thoughts' brings a close to the album.