SARIN SMOKE

Vent

(Mie Music - 013) LP $14.00

Tom Carter (Charalambides) and Pete Swanson (Yellow Swans) amalgamate the former’s self-oscillating, power-starved shredding psychedelia with the latter’s self-proclaimed “Neanderthal attempts at VU-and-Roy-Montgomery-inspired simple melodicism.” In the guitar duo’s unusual haze of oscillator sweeps, dying batteries, ripping solos and clean-ish two-chord backbones, we can hear a unique angle on the possibilities that “psychedelic rock” could aspire toward.