Kendra Steiner Editions

October 13, 2012

Djin Aquarian and Plastic Crimewave Sound, “Save The World” (Prophase LP)

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DJIN AQUARIAN and PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SOUND

“Save The World”

(Prophase Records LP)

Since their earlier collaboration, released on cassette by Plustapes and now sold out, I’ve been waiting for the full-length album from former Ya Ho Wa 13 guitarist Djin Aquarian and Chicago’s  Steven “Sir Plastic Crimewave” Krakow, and it’s even better than the high expectations I had for it. Aquarian is a key figure in the history of psychedelia, pioneering the higher-key “tribal psych” sound with the early 70’s recordings and performances of the Ya Ho Wa family, a raw organic music that had its roots in spiritual practice and in ritual. You can’t fake or pre-plan this kind of music. You have to get into that zone, that sacred space, and explore. It grows, slowly, it evolves, it sinks roots and extends its branches, it pulls you in and gets all over you until you are one with the music. In some ways, this is the purest kind of psychedelic music, and it’s great to say that this new album has the same dense organic tribal sound one would want from such a collaboration. Plastic Crimewave Sound are the perfect partners for Mr. Aquarian and totally “get” what the “higherkey” experience is about. If this kind of precious and rich psychedelia is what you desire, dip into SAVE THE WORLD. I hope it’s not yet sold out…if the label is out, check dealers. It’s worth finding!!!

SIDE ONE:

ASCEND, ASCENDING, ASCENSION

RIDE MY MERKABAH

SIDE TWO:

I”M GONNA TAKE YOU HOME ON 2

DINOSAURS REVISITED

ETHEREAL PASTURES

Djin Aquarian: guitar, chants

Plastic Crimewave (Pythagoras): guitar

Skog Device (Gevurah): drums

Lux (Sandalphon): bass

Hands of Hydra (Yaquin): Sitar

Djin Aquarian live in Austin, Texas, in March 2010  w/ Ya Ho Wa 13

they were on the same bill with Plastic Crimewave (and also Acid Mothers Temple), but did not perform together that night… I was honored to be in the audience that night for such an incredible triple bill

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the earlier Djin/PCW collaboration, a cassette called “Live Yod Devotions”

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