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Released: 03.06.16





Where much of the recent psych revival has seen acts plunge into the strangest extremes of the spectrum, looking to the likes of Japanese improv icons Les Rallizes Dénudés or electronic pioneers Silver Apples for inspiration, on Inner Journey Out, Brooklyn duo Psychic Ills go for a laid-back, melodic sound that splits the different between Lou Reed and Love.

Soft, acoustic driven numbers are the order of the day here, with overlays of organ and backing vocals adding to the mellow vibes. At over an hour long, Inner Journey Out does get too one paced for its own good – even the longer jams like Confusion (I’m Alright) rarely push harder than a gentle stroll – but it’s fine listening for a sunny evening.


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