Suffering of Tomorrow
"The whacked out private press reboot of Pete and Royce Suffering of Tomorrow -- I enlisted John Olson of Wolf Eyes to spill a few words about the release. 'Prog: Its outsider-outsider music but with chops and concepts. Anyone can sound like Byrds but fuck find me a unit fast that sounds like anyone from the Killer Dutch camp of Cargo, Windy Corner, Cliffhanger, Ahora Mazda, or the grim brilliance of the entire Xhol Carvan outputs or the stark and ragged downer Gravestone LP. Even the well-knowns: The Nice, Finch, Colosseum, any Vertigo Jammers: yes those have 'the aura' to alienate and 'fantasy-ize' the internal of your brain-existence. Ever read Edgar Allan Poe while Forbidden Planet is stroking your globes and massaging the electrics in your nug jelly on a long night alone and then fell asleep only to dream of huxley? Ever wish jazz was more... makeup friendly with dragons with a slight flirt of glam? Can you be a loner and draw dragons? Did you spend your high school years with one thumb in Maximum Rock and Roll and the other in A Crack in the Cosmic Egg? Then playboy you are progressive, be proud. So what is this odd rugged looking LP here? This platter has been called the 'first' private press Greek prog LP from the 'late and weird' period of prog where things were getting softer and more 'living room' soft-strange (re: Mexican Sscene ala Iconoclasta) and nearly all the raw homemade privates were starting to sound like Jeff Libermans (amazing) 'Summertime' jam off his phemon Synergy rec - so dont have the 1980 year by Pete and Royce fool yeah: This Greek duo with all sorts of elaborate help are throwing down a wicked and tuneful dose of Cantenbury UK Cressida-slowed downed gracious! - styled 'Steel Mill' English UK worship deal that can fit right next to your Spring reboot and not be filed in next to your Socrates, Poll, or Blue Birds wrecks. Organ runs the game here: there are slight flashes of the claustrophobic high end synth lurch to bring/jerk you back to the '80s but the majority of the movements are rich lavish Hammond pensive deals that recall DOM 'Edge of Time' as much as they lay lazily in the thick Emerson shadow. Great songs here: In classic prog style there is a short intro to side two then a lengthy broken up long concept track about 'Death and Decay' that'll sink your boat fast into a pool of complex arrangements and gadgetry: all well played and thought out: nothing on Deram was this whacked out, not the World Of Oz single played on 16 RPM can get this Brit-close. Even somehow with what I image to be a small budget this thing does not sound like the 3 Grit Basement attack of the almighty Yezda Urfa. Instead its big clean sound with strong emphasis on the song writing and plenty o'hooks/the heralded 'interplay' is kept slightly and subtle in the back rendering. The beyond amazing cover art is gonna draw/line you in but the songage is gonna keep you on a one year plis lease with option to lurk for an original.'"