In the Running 1 - Skyjelly / Solilians

by Skyjelly / Solilians

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EyesEverywhere No Favourite cause of the split thing but I'm really digging this.

Skyjelly do that rare thing of hitting a compelling groove that you never know what's going to happen next in the track. it's kind of like if Lee Scratch Perry had produced 'No New York'.

Solilians have their own distinct groove. Their music has space and an elegiac nature to the melodies. Chord sequences and song structures take unexpected turns and the arrangements are very well thought out. Tight rhythm section too.
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bookshopiain Shroom fuelled dub circle tribal freak out.
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Dig it. Favorite track: Skyjelly - Blakey.
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Disco Sam Beautiful pairing of two incredible artists. One of my favorite recent releases. Favorite track: Skyjelly - Woke Up With a Smile.
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goodoldbus this split from my dudes at I heart noise is impressive shit

skyjelly plays watercolory drone-psych with unexpected guitar lines that are a real *chef's kiss*

solilians has a unique atmospheric thing going, like hearing a stoner rock band while underwater

highly recommended!
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This record is class , deserves to be heard by a big audience , the Spacemen 3 fans for sure would luv it. - Nick Psyanide

Our very first vinyl and the first split! East meets West during a chance meeting between enigmatic tape (and now vinyl) dragons Skyjelly and tireless Jewish space rock / drone explorers Solilians with each contributing 3 tracks!

Dedicated to Spots the Cat and Bobby the Cat.

Boston’s Skyjelly are a band who appreciate how a bit of lo-fi entropy fits into their songs. Echoed and barely intelligible vocals latch around the repetition for a while, then at three minutes a searing guitar solo melts your face right off. Think a Butthole Surfers’ wig out executed with William Onyeabor’s lo-fi funk aesthetic. - Tristan Bath / Quietus

Solilians were birthed by a 2013 7” soundtrack that keyboardist Benjamin Malkin wrote for illustrator Ian Densford’s “super-powers tale sans violence” The Binah Comics, and originally included Soundpool and The Stargazer Lilies frontman John Ceparano (AKA J. Cep), who contributes bowed guitar to two tracks on Shin.

The quartet is fronted by two hypnotic female singers, Neptune Sweet – also of the one-woman Electric Djinn – and Sharon Malkin, the latter crooning in Hebrew. Their ethereal voices evoke faraway phantoms, both blending seamlessly with Benjamin’s subdued beats and the celestial synths of Gabriel Walsh (who also has his own solo project, The Earthly Frames, and previously played in Timesbold). - The Big Takeover



released November 6, 2020




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