Mammatus 2LP Sparkling Waters Available to Preorder


Oh fuck, it’s new Mammatus. Is your consciousness properly expanded? Have you been doing your breathing exercises? I ask because I’m listening to the 22-minute album opener from their upcoming 2LP fourth album, Sparkling Waters, as I write this, and you’re definitely going to want to make sure your inner being is rightly aligned before you take this kind of thing on. I know this sounds like I’m being sarcastic, but I’m not. Get your shit in a suitable headspace and then hit play. Close your eyes for a minute when the guitar lead line kicks in, you’ll thank me later.

When’s it out? Not that time matters when you’re listening to this band, but Nov. 20 is the release date, and like 2013’s Heady Mental (review here), it will be out on Spiritual Pajamas. I think the real question here is, of the expanding plethora of Cali psych these days, are Mammatus the most underrated band of the bunch? It is distinctly possible.

I don’t care if this record is 400 minutes long. Count me in.

Bonus points to whoever from the band or label wrote the promo copy below for referencing Risa. It’s gonna suck when the powers that be do a “gritty” TNG reboot:

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Mammatus :: Sparkling Waters :: Spiritual016

Spiritual Pajamas is thrilled to announce the release of the new Mammatus double LP, “Sparkling Waters”. Pre-order available at:

Heavy space rock outsiders Mammatus return with their fourth album, and their most ambitious to date. Sparkling Waters is a double LP featuring four multi-movement pieces, each designed to recalibrate the shanga array in your mind. In order to achieve the highest levels of sensatory clarity, the group enlisted Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach) as their guiding light throughout the studio production. As a result these tracks shimmer with a far out, casual glow, like an aural reflection of a Risan steam pool.

On Sparkling Waters, Mammatus expand upon the astral grooves and heady riffs of their previous compositions and set a course for the furthest horizon. Celestial arpeggiations of electric guitar ricochet infinitely across vast expanses of cosmic debris. Heavy riffs thunder with a rhythmic groove, like the exploding coast of Ornia spoken of in days past. Pastoral passages of mellow, slow burning psychedelia give way to Native American flute melodies and the chanting of spiritual incantations filtered through canyons of delay. Heavenly dual guitar leads soar like a hawk gliding over a mountainside redwood canopy. Radiant synthesizers harmonize to create a shape shifting formation of ambient space that envelops the rock and in some places completely takes over.

Sparkling Waters is bound to appeal to a wide range of discerning listeners, as it incorporates elements of heavy riff rock, prog, and breath metal while it also features the enhancing sonic textures of kosmische sound coloration, soaring synth leads, and astral voyages through deep space. This amalgamation of tones is presented in a way that is wholly original, casting Mammatus as the solitary practitioners of a unique sound that was invented with the express purpose of making you feel…..shanga. So breathe deeply, strap on those headphones, drop the needle, and get far out.

The “sparkling waters” clear double LP, digipak CD and digital download will be released on November 20th, 2015.

Mammatus, “Sparkling Waters Pt. 1”

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2 Responses to “Mammatus 2LP Sparkling Waters Available to Preorder”

  1. Dick Method says:

    Fuuuuuuck. Thanks, I needed that.

  2. Jarrad says:

    That song just did not stop getting better.
    I felt like I was listening to Maggot Brain at the very end of the track <3

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