Growing - “His Return” (Troubleman Unlimited 2005)
Man I love Growing. I saw them a handful of times, and every time they were opening for Boris. I have a few of their records, and every single one of them is different. They were one of the bands that got me into spacey, ambient, non rock psychedelic music. After seeing what a band can do live with a mess load of pedals and some ingenuity I was totally sold.
This explores possibilites of synth and vocals within Growing’s guitar driven drone psychedelics. Seriously, its really doing it for me, when shit like this will usually ruin a record for me. Well vocals at least; I loves me some delicious synthesizers if you haven’t guessed already at this point in my blog.
The three tracks on here fly by even though the shortest one is just about 9 minutes long. The b-side takes up the entire side of the 12” and it feels like its 2 minutes long. Love this. One lame thing is that I bought this new and sealed and the record is slightly warped. Worst thing ever.