Terminal Cheesecake Reissue Cheese Brain Fondue: Live in Marseille

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 30th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Originally released by Artificial Head Recordsin 2015, the live album Cheese Brain Fondue by London heavy psych rockers Terminal Cheesecake has been newly reissued digitally by French imprint Atypeek Music. The offering was recorded late in 2014 as part of the resurgent outfit’s reunion onslaught that remains ongoing and in recent years has found them at Desertfest, Yellowstock and elsewhere throughout the UK and Europe, still underrated but gaining all the more of a reputation for that. Their most recent studio offering, Dandelion Sauce of the Ancients (discussed here), came out last November via Box Records and was their first long-player in 22 years, which, you know, seems like probably long enough.

The PR wire has info on the live record, which is also streaming, and more besides:

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TERMINAL CHEESECAKE – Cheese Brain Fondue (Live in Marseille) – Digital, 2xLP

Atypeek Music/ Artificial Head Records

Out now (10/2017)

2013 saw the triumphant return of London’s Terminal Cheesecake. The band formed in London in 1988 and stumbled through two EPs, five LPs and an unreleased Peel session before they called it a day in 1994.

Terminal Cheesecake are back as a tightly knitted tea cosy of a unit, after a not-so-short break deeply contemplating space and time in the further reaches of the eastern outposts of the capital and beyond. The time is right for the return to the stages of this wonderful planet and for a fresh assault on the senses of the willing public.

Cheese Brain Fondue: Live In Marseille was recorded live – in Marseille – at L’Embobineuse in October 2015. The whole thing is a massive, multi-coloured, fuzzy triumph. For one thing, it captures the band as a truly immense sonic force to be reckoned with. The whole thing sounds dynamic and vast with the murmured rumblings at the start of opening improv Fake Loop working their way effortlessly to a giant screaming climax and the opening drum smashes and six-string abuse of Bladdersack.

Cheese Brain Fondue: Live In Marseille really deserves to rank alongside the lofty likes of Hawkwind’s Space Ritual as one of the all time great live psychedelic rock recordings. It overflows with heavy energy and cosmic laughter. Throughout hard rocking wig outs, wave after wave of fuzz seeps from amps, and laps the stage like the Mediterranean on France’s southern shores. Terminal Cheesecake are back, and quite possibly better than ever before.

Terminal Cheesecake:
Gordon Watson – guitar
Russell Smith – guitar
John Jobaggy – drums, samples
Neil Francis – vocals, effects
Dave Cochrane – bass


Terminal Cheesecake, Cheese Brain Fondue (2015/2017)

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