Was Ist Das?
so blissed out! Full review at wasistdas.co.uk/wettuna.htmFavorite track: I'D RATHER BE HAYIN' > SPACE/DRUMS > ROUTE 5 > (i. DANKAZOID > ROUTE 5 > ii. QUAD FOR SUPERFUZZ > iii. WHERE'S THE ROUTE?).
J. M. Hart aka rowjimmy
A pair of long-time friends and collaborators recombine for a new gig and it's stunning. Psychedelic sounds combine into songs that span sides. Powerful stuff.
Favorite track: NEW YORK STREET (i. boogie loser ii. nature lover iii. miles of sobs iv. ridin' that train).
Rippers of the highest order, Matt Valentine (aka MV of MV&EE) and Pat Gubler (aka PG Six), have spent decades chasing the jam together across numerous projects, dozens of releases and limitless riffs. Here, the two weave their hallucinatory earth/space fretwork thru a secret-sauce of kaleidoscopic pedal circuitry, a modest array of psychoactive (and possibly sentient) rhythm machines, and the mind-expanding chemistry that comes only after playing together some twenty-odd years.
Baked is proud to present the High Bias version of ‘Livin' The Die,’ the fried space boogie debut offering from psychedelic zone navigators Wet Tuna, expanding the long-player with an additional c90 of live/extended transdimensional jams and tapers’ pit rarities, culled from the deepest cuts in the Child of Microtones archive.
"Utterly boo-licious debut slab by this new duo, made up of Matt “MV” Valentine and Pat “P.G. Six” Gubler, who have been in cahoots since the near-forgotten days of Memphis Luxure. The pair (mostly known for guitar-aktion) create a full band's worth of jams using percussion and keys and all-else. The results make for one of the more mind-melting platters to've hit the Valley in a good while.
"Like many of the best sides this pair has been associated with, the music on Livin' the Die is an elegant balance of ramble and spear. The songs' formats are as loose as Earl Butz's shoes but each of them is lanced with guitar sounds as tight as his legendary fist. Around these spumes of electric menace you'll find rings of crazy space burble and vocals so deeply layered they sound like something happening in the back of Daevid Allen's brain. But large swathes of the album are rurally expansive, as befits the mountainside on which it was recorded.
"Pods of guitar-pedal-whomp slowly surface in the middle of whirling sea of harmonica slurps, juice harp bwongs and vocals as dreamy as they are lost. Roll a bone or be one. The choice, as always, is yours."
- Byron Coley, winter 2018
released May 1, 2018
MATT “MV“ VALENTINE
PAT “P.G. SIX“ GUBLER
ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC GUITARS/BASSES
FENDER, SUPRO, UNIVOX, OLIVER, SOUND, GIBSON, VOX, ACOUSTIC, SEARS AMPLIFIERS
WURLITZER ELECTRIC PIANO
VOX REPEAT PERCUSSION
RECORDED AT GREEN EXTENSION STUDIO B, MAXIMUM AROUSAL FARM, CAPOTE' S T-BAR
supported by 26 fans who also own “Livin' The Die (HIGH BIAS version)”
I’ve been looking for this band! Psychedelia at its absolute finest......it takes its time, spacious interludes abound, and lots of atmosphere. Interesting tidbits here and there, distorted, pleasing vocals. They obviously don't take themselves too seriously either, but man, this is the real tripped out serious deal. I am hooked. CuriousCloud