Monday, September 6, 2010
Magic Lantern — Platoon vinyl LP (2010)
William Giacchi, Cameron Stallones, Phil French, Gavin Fort, Chip Knechtel, and Bobb Bruno put their heads together for a second session following their successful collaboration on Magic Lantern’s 2008 full-length ‘High Beams.’ What resulted is ‘Platoon,’ the band’s definitive statement to date, and a celebratory document of music made entirely in a spirit of peace, friendship, and psychedelic liberation. Throw down those guns & knives, pick up ploughshare and pipe, and join this platoon as they soar toward the moon. Mastered by James Plotkin, factory sealed.
Magic Lantern — Showstopper 7" (2010)
Two sweaty sides of shade-tiltin’ psych funk from the Lantern crew. ‘Showstopper’ is the reverb-drunk cover version of an epic 1974 Iron Knowledge number. Flip side ‘Cypress’ picks up the step even more, if that’s possible, and sprinkles a magic powder in your tea. Recorded by Bobb Bruno, mastered by James Plotkin.