10 Apr 2018
The Revue reviews MIEN
On their own, The Black Angels, The Horrors, Elephant Stone, and The Earlies are great bands, and each have made their mark on their music landscape. The Black Angels are unquestionably one of the best psychedelic-rock bands of the 21st Century. The Horrors helped bring spook-ified psych-rock into the mainstream. Elephant Stone, if you ask most neo-psychedelic fanatics, are the contemporary flag bearers of the George Harrison – Ravi Shankar psych enchantment. The Eels, meanwhile, are simply one of the great indie-rock groups who revived the scene in the UK. Now what happens when you bring a member from each band to form a supergroup? The answer is MIEN, whose self-titled debut album is a portrait of delirious wonderment.
Through ten songs running over forty minutes, Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Tom Furse (The Horrors), Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone), and John-Mark Lapham (The Earlies) take the listener from the far reaches of the cosmos through the proverbial rabbit hole and finally landing in a post-modern world where our reality ceases to exist. MIEN, in other words, takes psychedelia to familiar places as well as to far-out, unchartered waters that could only be discovered by bringing these four great minds together...
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