people say the only way is up
: "New Road Out of Hell"
After three or so minutes of mellow Ptolemaic Terrascope
style rock, the Holy Blood
’s “New Road Out of Hell”
devolves into an impressive slurry of psychedelic styles, as Kinski
-esque sheets of noise envelope the acoustic guitar and lackadaisical drumming. It’s like you’re lost in a forest in outer-space with Emerson Lake and Palmer
circa “Lucky Man” as your only companions, far off in a nightmarish future-past where the foxy ladies of ELP
have forgotten how to wank but are hopeless to resist that delicious primordial urge. It may sound kind of slapdash and slipshod and brazenly less than 100% assed, but that’s the magic of this new psychogalactic pastoralism, that it takes little musical ability and no professionalism to make truly excellent, and occasionally transcendent, music. In that regard it slightly reminds me of that early '90's lo-fi hubbub, when a four-track, a broken guitar, and a decent melody could yield instant gold.
The Holy Blood is a part of Australia’s MusicYourMindWillLoveYou SightSoundCollective, the pivotal figure of which is one Michael Donnelly. “New Road Out of Hell” comes from the collective’s first compilation, You Will Love Your Music Mind
. You can order copies from their website