Thursday, May 19, 2011

Deep Deep Deep, mang

New Grails is righteous!! It's called Deep Politics, and you should grab it now if you haven't already. Three-sided double-vinyl with an artistically etched 4th is superbad. But it's all about the music, yeah?

I like one of the YouTube commenters description of Grails as "ambiental deep psych oriental folk prog." With this one, they've added some Teo Macero cut-and-paste soundtrack-jazz - check this out!! I was a little worried by the mellowness of the Black Tar Prophecies, Vol. 4 EP (#19, 2010) - but this one brings it all and more.

And the videos... Here's a couple by Emil Amos (drummer), and a few others with more than just the album cover sitting there. Some videos might be *NSFW*, depending on where you work...

I Led Three Lives - Grails on Vimeo.

Named after the American [TV] drama series, "loosely based on the life of Herbert Philbrick, a Boston advertising executive who infiltrated the U.S. Communist Party on behalf of the FBI in the 1940s" (naturally).

"Deep Politics" from Deep Politics (2011)

Title track demands Shaolin imagery!!

GRAILS - Daughters of Bilitis on Vimeo.

Named after the "first lesbian rights organization in the United States... formed in San Francisco in 1955" (of course).

"Deep Snow" from Deep Politics (2011)

Early '60s avant-garde cinema from Stan Brakhage. Perfect!

Deep Politics
And here's a pretty cool clip, set to part of "Almost Grew My Hair" - a really, really great one!

GRAILS from Jason Norfleet on Vimeo.

He's also done a more recent one for Maserati.

"Almost Cut My Hair (live)" in Big Sur, CA - 2/20/2009

A way early, speedier version of the same track...

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