No Stranger Feeling is a music blog curated and edited by Tim, who currently resides in the greater San Francisco area. Formerly known as Samhain Sounds, the purpose of this site is to highlight notable independent music releases with a loose focus on experimental, psychedelic, and impressive D.I.Y. pop sounds.
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If you were into collecting obscure psych tapes back in late 2010, you may have stumbled across a cassette release called Dire Dish. This debut drone-pop album from the mysterious Australian artist called Angel Eyes was released under the radar on Not Not Fun.
Now, Angel Eyes has a new full-length cassette called Vice to Vice, which is currently out on the Moon Glyph label. This dreamy collection of burned-out alien drone-pop jams is the work of Melbourne’s Andrew Cowie. As if he’s transmitting a murky sludge of ancient extraterrestrial wisdom into the caverns of primordial life, Cowie’s warped vocals, distant drum machine taps, and dizzy synths immerse the listener in waves of color and ambient bliss.
Listen to “Off the Floor,” the almost-danceable seven-minute space jam that lifts you high in the sky onto a bed of pink fluffy clouds infested with neo-reptilian tentacles. Or should I say, wherever your imagination takes you.
Vice to Vice is currently available for sale as a limited edition cassette, with a run of 150 tapes from Moon Glyph. The tape features six spacey tracks, with cover art by Suzanne Pfutzenreuter. Get ‘em while they’re hot.