Carlton Melton / Photos Of Photos
Album: Photos Of Photos   Collection:General
Artist:Carlton Melton   Added:Nov 2012
Label:Agitated Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-12-01 Pull Date: 2013-02-03
Week Ending: Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20 Jan 13 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9
Airplays: 3 2 1 6 1 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 05, 2017: Brownian Motion
4. Apr 30, 2014: brownian entropy
Photos Of Photos
2. Aug 16, 2014: Space House
Smoke Drip
5. Nov 13, 2013: minimum entropy
3. May 15, 2014: Stringless Balloon
Smoke Drip
6. Feb 04, 2013: "no way to say" 0001
Photos Of Photos

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-11-23
Transcendental psychedelia, local KZSU faves. I know I use the dreaded T-word far too often (Emerson would not approve) but hell, this is great stuff. The title fits the album perfectly; I’m tempted to be pretentious and label Melton’s tunes “meta-psych”, as it feels like a reflection on recognizable psych-rock tropes. Languid unison bends, synth arpeggios, fuzzed-out chords droning ad infinitum. Plodding, hazy rhythms. If there was such a thing as peer pressure to do drugs, this would be the soundtrack for it.
Instrumental—FCC clean. RIYL Can, Acid Mothers Temple, Tangerine Dream, Bardo Pond

1. (12:03) Gentle, kaleidoscopic dreamy blues, “Live at Pompeii” vibes.
2. (6:43) Trippy, blissful drone. No drums. The soundtrack to a Werner Herzog documentary about LSD that doesn’t exist but totally should.
3. (10:24). Epic slow space-rock. David Gilmour and Tony Iommi had a baby and then sacrificed the bastard to Satan.
4. (8:22) Ethereal floating arpeggios, shimmering synth, very gentle ritualistic dirge.
5. (22:30) Anthemic, endless psychedelic march. Even longer than the LP version.
6. (9:58) another one from the LP--fuzzy, dreamy blend of bending, echoing guitars

Track Listing
1. Nor'easter   4. Wingspan
2. Photos Of Photos   5. Adrift
3. Space Treader   6. Smoke Drip