The new Tia Carrera album, "Cosmic Priestess", now on 180 gram vinyl. Mind-melting improvised psychedelic rock recorded straight to tape in good 'ol Austin, Texas. Your choice of black or mixed color marble. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Only 150 of each color made. Get 'em while they're hot!
Firing up fuzzy freak jams and roughshod riffs from the outset, the album itself, like the music, is a real trip, with opener “Slave Cylinder” delivering earthly, 70s-inspired, knuckle-dusted fury before coasting into the clouds with “Sand, Stone and Pearl.” Where it really takes off, though, is when the meteoric, near 34-minute “Saturn Missile Battery” kicks in and you find yourself on a galactic tour de force that’ll make you think you’re at the Roadburn festival on, well, Saturn. Closer “A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing” grounds you there for good, its moon rock groove forcing Saturn’s rings into a wobbly spin like warped vinyl. Have a nice life on planet high, buddy, because you’re never coming home.
- Jeff Warren, Broken Beard