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Electric Shepherd / Electric Shepherd
Album:Electric Shepherd Collection:General
Artist:Electric Shepherd Added:11/2011
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-11-20 Pull Date:2012-01-22 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:22 Jan15 Jan8 Jan25 Dec18 Dec11 Dec4 Dec27 Nov
Airplays:24421352

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 26 Nov 12:Lestrygonian
Catharsis
4.Sat, 21 Jan 12:D. Cannibal
Catharsis
2.Thu, 23 Aug 12:Lestrygonian
Catharsis
5.Sun, 15 Jan 12:D. Cannibal
multiple catharses: cancer still sucks
3.Sat, 04 Feb 12:D. Cannibal
Jazz Catharsis
6.Sat, 14 Jan 12:D. Cannibal
Catharsis: cancer is some bullshit

Album Review
D. Cannibal
Reviewed 2011-11-16 
Transcendental local hard rock, irresistibly psychedelic yet still quite lucid. Fuzzy guitars, groovy rhythm section—perfect for fans of listening to Wishbone Ash on blown-out speakers. Soulful guitar wailing adds a raw edge to contrast with crooning melancholy melodies. Folksy, reverbed twanginess is thrown into the mix too. Fans of UFO, Uriah Heep, 70s Pentagram, pre-Dark Side but post-syd Floyd, and the aforementioned Wishbone Ash will be pleased. FCC clean, try 2, 3, 6 and 8

(NOTE: This also came with a really cool single-sided 12” promo with tracks 4 and 2. Play it and key it as if it was off the CD.)

1. (0:58) Pretty fingerpicked guitar intro with weird echoing voices and effects
2. (6:10) Somber, pensive, dark and acid-washed, with slowly crescendoing heaviness and gorgeous guitar harmonies
3. (6:54) Dark, plodding, bluesy with some murder ballad vibes—maybe if Jim Morrison had lived longer and hung out with Tony Iommi
4. (7:41) Drifting but intense psychedelic rock, makes me want to go on a road-trip through the desert
5. (0:37) Brief interlude, like the intro but no vocals and more weirdness.
6. (5:32) A bit faster with some eastern harmonies, flowing and ebbing tides of heaviness
7. (10:30) epic, plodding, folksy excursion into unexplored realms of the mind / halfway through it deteriorates into a blues-rock jam
8. (10:49) lighthearted instrumental 6/8 jam sounding like “Take Five” with an extra beat; continues on a jangly, rockin’ psych jam path that never quite resolves, but instead adds on additional layers of fuzz.

Track Listing
1.Awake 5.Pulse
2.Down The River 6.Lukewarm
3.Mildred Harris 7.Mapping Your Innermost Trails
4.Chem Trails 8.The Misled Herd