Morgan Delt’s music has to be some of the freshest sounding psychedelia that I’ve heard. It is flowery, fruitful, and satisfying. Listening to the music is like peeling an orange, there are layers to these tracks… or feeling the ocean spray. Not surprising since he is based in Los Angeles, CA. Where the sun shines through smog and the waves roll right in and through you. I’ve listened to the self titled album most, although he has recently released a new one called Phase Zero. My favorite songs of Morgan Delt are ‘Black Tuna Gang’, ‘Tropicana’, and ‘Barbarian Kings’. Be prepared to enter a dream soaked pop world, with psychedelic sounds reminiscent of jangly garage 60’s bands except with delicate spacey vocals. There’s also kinda New Agey imagery, like on ‘Chakra Sharks’ & ‘Mr. Carbon Copy.’ Set aside some time and give this album a spin. You’ll feel refreshed after.
Dan Cohoon is an amazing rock band photographer, based in Philadelphia. He does amazing things with his camera and the lighting. Many look blurry and psychedelic. Many are sharp and clear with focus on the artist and instruments. Dan has also been photographing the band Bardo Pond for decades. He is a great artist, with a recent show at El Bar in Philly where he was able to showcase his local work and even sell prints. I am proud to call him my friend and am so glad he helped make my blog easy on the eye.
Here are his links :
Bardo Pond Photography
Hey everyone! Brought this blog back from the dead. I’m not going to as many shows, saw The Beach Boys over the summer which was stellar. Going to do a few album reviews to keep my mind musically inclined. Look out for Morgan Delt, Terminal Cheesecake, and Stand for Standing Rock ( various psychedelic artists.) I take suggestions and love comments. If you have an album or know of anyone needing a helpful review send me a message and we’ll work something out. I totally support local bands!