A Richmond, VA quartet (for this record, at least), one of the "curiocities" of SST label. I mean that this is a pure psychedelic record, released from a label known for its punk/hardcore/hard rock bands like the Minutemen, Black Flag, Meat Puppets, SWA etc.
'Black Pyramid' is an ode to the late 60s/early 70s psychedelia and American Beauty-era Grateful Dead. Those of you familiar with the oldies, may think of Mountain Bus or Bent Wind, while listening to this record. With titles like "Freedom Flight" and "Spacin' Out" you know what to expect. There's a strong folk feeling in this essentialy acid record: the use of unusual instruments like kalimba, shakuhachi, xylophone, panpipes, as well as the banjo on "Pan's Lament", beautifuly played by Bruce Blizzard emphasizes this. The above refers mainly to the a-side with relatively short tracks, with rather tight structures and rock song format. The b-side is dominated by the 15-minute Soweto/Half the Time, wher
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