Alexander Tucker "Don’t Look Away (Thrill Jockey)"
Being psychedelic without falling back onto the accepted tropes of the form is something of a trick. Well, just call Alexander Tucker the David Copperfield of the genre (the magician, not the Dickensian character-that would be a whack metaphor… maybe I should have just gone with The Amazing Johnathan?) Anyway… Don’t Look Away (Thrill Jockey) is just that. All psychedelic swirls, warped, otherworldly music, but doesn’t sound just like all the stuff you think of when I use those words. Check out the Folk Implosion covering Pink Floyd sounds of “Visiting Again.”