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 FORMAT: Vinyl 2LP
 LABEL: Sulatron
 RELEASED: 2012
 ORIGIN: Germany
 ITEM #: ATH-9411
 SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Limited edition of only 500 copies on color vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

TRACKLIST:

  1. Underground
  2. Departure
  3. Surrealistic Journey
  4. Dark Days
  5. Bright Nights
  6. Arriving Nowhere
"There are few other artists out there in the space/psych genre that are as talented and prolific as Dave Schmidt, aka Sula Bassana. A quick count of his discography for the past 20 years includes over 125 releases that he's either produced or played on! Besides his numerous side projects such as Zone Six, Liquid Visions, Weltraumstaunen, Interkosmos, Sudstern 44, Electric Moon and others, he's had a prolific solo career with 15 albums released under his own name (or as a collaboration) since 2001."



"On Dark Days, Dave plays almost every instrument heard on the album including guitars, bass, drums, synthesizers, organ and Mellotron (with some additional drums and gong added by Pablo Carneval (formerly of Electric Moon). The only thing Dave apparently doesn't do is vocals. For this album he recruited David Henriksson (of Swedish psychsters The Movements) to sing vocals on the opening cut. And what a great opening cut it is! Dave eschews the mellower, spacier electronica influenced sound of 2009's excellent album The Night, and gets back to some great psychedelic rocking on Dark Days. The opening cut, Underground, definitely has a super, late 60's vibe to it with some great use of the wah-wah pedal, and some simply spectacular guitar work. The riffs are fresh and exciting, and Henriksson's vocals are appropriately hallucinatory. This song rivals the title track from Dreamer as one of Sula Bassana's best flat out psych rock tunes. And Dave's only getting warmed up!"




"Unlike some of his improvised side projects, Dave is writing songs here. They may be long, instrumental excursions, with room for improvising within them, but they are structured, and each piece has its own distinct feel to it. This is especially true about the title track. Dark Days is a roaring symphony of Mellotron and distorted guitar sludge with Middle Eastern overtones, all set to a stately rhythm. The following piece, cheekily named Bright Nights, is an ambient piece of sorts.. a soundscape of strange guitar noodlings, cymbal swells, feedback and distortion. Daves musical soul is a restless one, and hes not content to repeat anything weve heard on the album previously. Arriving Nowhere effortlessly careens between mid-tempo, psychedelic space funk and motorik Krautrock. The Night was my number one album of 2009. And even though it's only midway through this year, I can confidently say that Darker Days is already in the running for 2012 album of the year."

Jeff Fitzgerald




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Sula Bassana: Dark Days (CD) (Cover Art)
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Label: Sulatron   Origin: Germany
There are few other artists out there in the space/psych genre that are as talented and prolific as Dave Schmidt, aka Sula Bassana. A quick count of his discography for the past 20 years includes over 125 releases that he's either produced or played on! Besides his numerous side projects such as Zone Six, Liquid Visions, Weltraumstaunen, Interkosmos, Sudstern 44, Electric Moon and others, he's had a prolific solo career with 15 albums released under his own name (or as...


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Dreamer (10 Year Anniversary Edition) (CD) (Import)

Label: Sulatron   Origin: Germany
10 year anniversary re-issue with two bonus tracks. New album cover by Lulu Artwork. Mastered by Eroc. Created by the masterminded wizards of Liquid Visions, Weltraumstaunen and Zone Six. This multicoloured gannet will guide you to the heights of 60's-styled psychedelia and space rock blend heaven. Mostly instrumental with plenty of organ, acid drenched guitars, backwards loops and weird sound effects. This tight trip culminates in an excellent adaptation of Pink Floy...


Sula Bassana/Modulfix: Brain Wash (Vinyl LP) (Cover Art)
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Released: 2013
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Brain Wash (Vinyl LP) (Import)

Label: Pancromatic   Origin: Norway
Limited edition of only 500 copies. For as prolific as Sula Bassana is, its hard to believe he has a brain left, let alone one to wash. But he does, and so does Modulfix, and they had the good sense to have another meeting of minds and drop the magnetic and groovy Brain Wash. Thoroughly modern and of another time simultaneously, Brain Wash is a hypnotic, psychedelic slab of instrumental ear, and brain, candy. Lava lamps to planet caravans, Brain Wash spins and spirals...


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