Snail Headed Victrolas
01. Snail Headed Victrolas
02. When Cries Are Photographed Finally As Ravens
04. Asteroid Joiroid
Recorded 1980 at Phantom Recording Studios, Midway City, CA.
- Walter Holland / vocals, clarinet, piano, synthesizer
- Richard Watson / vocals, guitar, synthesizer
The release of the band are highly rewarding - namely the 'Asteroid jorioud', the side-long suite from their debut album. The band used a wide array of instrument to express their music: Walter Holland (vocals, guitar, synthesizer)and Richard Watson (vocals, clarinet, piano, synthesizer).
Walter Holland continued a solo career in the late 80's.
This release is the brain-child of black tape for a blue girl guest musicians Walter Holland and Richard Watson (Walter sings “Lie Broken, Bleeding” on Mesmerized by the sirens and “The touch and the darkness” on Ashes in the brittle air). The deep cybernetic chants of introspective martyrs flirt over post-psychedelic landscapes forged upon the sounds of Stratosfear-era T.Dream and early ’70s Pink Floyd. Archive opens the vaults with 1980’s Snail Headed Victrolas. Analog electronics and stirring guitars, the first American independent album to catch Sam’s ear. Acid-hazed mind-trips, ripe with sounds and emotions few have been able to capture.
“Hippy space rock revisited. Bear in mind Ozric Tentacles have made a living out of emulating this stuff. At least Amber Route were there first.” (THE EMPTY QUARTER)