Magic Love Records: 25/10/2019
Waaaaay back in November 2016 Canned Static reviewed The Cult of Free Love’s ‘Love Revolution’. A psychedelic revolution in sound that still resonate three years down the line. The current Cult activity sees them swimming in, or rather with, the Magic Seas for this joint (excuse the pun) EP release of more electronic psychedelia loveliness.
With two tracks each it really is Love & Magic (should that be magic love): The Cult of Free Love’s two contributions feel hypnotic, sending subliminal trance inducing vibes down your spine. This is a polar shift from their Love Revolution in so far as what I was expecting. I half expected them to rock out more like a Moon Duo but the shift is much more electronic, a nod more minimal and way cooler than the two moonies. It feels like an outsiders inside your head, an out of the box experience and a good one at that. You don’t need a flotation tank to trip out to this… feel the love.
I’m feelin’ the spirit of 67 resonating over the Magic Seas, it’s an ocean of sound with dreamy indie guitars n all, this is different from the Cult but equally as cool. The two Prudence brothers, James and John are from Chelmsford, but their two track contribution sounds like it’s from LA. It oozes atmosphere and space with lovely shimmering verbs floating off in the distance… go with the flow.
The Cult of Free Love/Magic Seas combined release turns on, tunes in and drops out on the 26th of October 2019 on 12″ Vinyl (Magic Love Records). Pre-Order here