Usually when I get an email with not much more than a hyperlink, I disregard the ad for either genital or economic growth and go on about my business, but the link that came in pointing me in the direction of Ayahuasca Dark Trip neither stole my credit card info nor broke my computer, so I guess it’s a win. Instead, the multi-continental trio (Peruvian, Brazilian and Dutch) offered Mind Journey: four tracks of sonic transcendentalist mind-expansion intended to capture in sound the natural psychotropic effect of the plant for which they’re named.
To that end, I wouldn’t know how successful they are personally, but the music is some pretty trippy stuff. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite moment between the chants turning to guitars at the beginning of the 15-plus-minute title-track, the sweet, subdued minimalism of “Space Raga” and the switch from backwards to forwards cymbals on Om-esque closer “To the Holy Mountain” — another in the 10-minute-plus club — not to mention the riffy rumble of the relatively straightforward “Astral Sunset” that starts it all off, but fortunately I don’t have to try. I can just post Mind Journey here from Ayahuasca Dark Trip‘s Bandcamp page where you can buy the full download (I think if you want the limited physical copy, you’ll have to hit up their Facebook) and let you decide for yourself.
Hope you dig the tunes:
Special thanks to Edgar for turning me onto this stuff. Much appreciated.
Tags: Ayahuasca Dark Trip, Brazil, Peru, The Netherlands, Unsigned bands