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Kingdom of the Holy Sun "Thirteen Eyes" E.P
Guido Anselmi's prolific tribal psych project Kingdom of the Holy Sun gets better with every release, and their latest E.P has the songs, arrangements and production to match any major label release head on. The title track is a re-recording of an earlier Kingdom track given some extra shine by Anselmi's increasingly confident production skills. It's a killer and the remaining tracks are easily a match too - intense, shamanistic, tribal anthems with driving percussion, waves of tremeloed guitars, vintage organs, Indian strings, all topped off with Anselmi's brooding Bauhaus / Psychedelic Furs vocals.
Kingdom of the Holy Sun, the psychedelic outfit from Seattle, Washington, have just released another album, Thirteen Eyes, courtesy of bandcamp. What is probably the 6th album release for these guys isn’t what’s great, it’s that their sounds are ever evolving and not washed down just for the sake of releasing new material.
If you live in Seattle or any of the accompanying areas, be sure to give them a listen and watch them live to support them, because for such great music to be free is brave, and shows us that they have a passion for their craft that isn’t fulfilled by money, and that’s quite respectable. Hear more Kingdom of the Holy Sun by visiting their bandcamp.