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Mondo Drag: The Occultation Of Light

Album Review

A free-roaming and mind-opening progressive psych sojourn

This is the third chapter in Mondo Drag’s prog-psych saga since the band relocated from Iowa to the more cultured environs of Oakland, California.

The more musically diverse climate and lengthy stints on the road have inspired them to cultivate a more rootsy warmth, and evolve from the proto-metal of their earlier work in favour of firmly committing to conjuring up classic, British-inspired prog. Hammond organ and Mellotron-drenched workouts of time-travelling psych, in the vein of Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Yes, transcend dreamily spacious realms while moments of Atomic Rooster and Rare Bird-inspired grooves kick in when the band come back down from space for riff-driven swagger. 

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