“Pancosmology was recorded during the Summer/Autumn of 2021 and is the second collaboration between Mike Vest (Bong, Blown Out, 11 Paranoias) and Fred Laird (Earthling Society, Taras Bulba, Empty House). More song structured than the kosmische vibes of the first A&U LP, ‘Pancosmology’ is a Smorgasbord of sonic attack and lonesome desert twang. Here the ghosts of Ron Ashton and Takashi Mizutani are raised in Vest’s stereo delayed guitar attack and the Dub and Eno-esque soundscapes inspiring Laird’s dream like synth textures and echoed keys. Seekers looking for the sounds of The Stooges, Lez Rallizes Denudes, CAN, Chrome, Barn Owl and other noise refuseniks will find plenty in these sonic grooves.”
Their first release seemed to missing…something.
They found it.
Shooting for “Zen Improvisations of the heavy Kraut kind” isn’t as easy as it seems. Here, by the middle of “Dive Bomber”, I knew for sure they were shooting straight.