Not the most obvious pairing to bring together desert legends Fatso Jetson and the more space-minded Farflung, but now that it’s been done, the idea of the two bands getting together seems like a no-brainer in terms of the potential results. Italian imprint Heavy Psych Sounds will have those results out in May on vinyl and CD, with preorders starting later this month. Seems fair to expect that the 200 vinyl copies will go.
For Fatso Jetson, this new split follows the Early Shapes split released in 2014 with Herba Mate (review here) that found the band pushing into comparatively languid textures, something Mario Lalli has said doesn’t necessarily portend things to come. It’ll be the first new music from Farflung in a longer while, their last full-length being 2008’s A Wound in Eternity, though 2012 saw them issue splits with Black Rainbows and similarly underrated New York troupe White Hills — a release that should’ve been called “Got Here a Decade Early, Sorry About That,” but ultimately carried another title.
Black Rainbows guitarist/vocalist Gabriele Fiori being the driving force behind Heavy Psych Sounds, a continued association between the label and Farflung makes sense, what with the space and the Hawkwind and the whathaveyou. The label made the announcement with due circumstance, and you can find it along with the cover art below:
Heavy Psych Sounds Records is Stoked to announce the Desert/Space Split of the Century!
***FATSO JETSON // FARFLUNG***
These two monsters of the psych scene together in a wonderful split record!!
The fathers of the Desert Rock meet the Space Rock Lords. 4 brand new tracks for about 30 minutes of unreleased music. Released in 200 Ltd clear blue vinyl / black vinyl / cd and digital. Out May 8, Presale Starts April 24 on www.heavypsychsounds.com
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