New Planet Trampoline - "The Curse Of The New Planet Trampoline" ( Elephant Stone Records 2004, ES1008)
New Planet Trampoline - "Clear As Candy" (Davenport Records 2003, dav 005-01)
Uploaded to Aural Innovations: July 2004
New Planet Trampoline revives the sounds of classic sixties psychedelic rock and pop, complete with crazy riffing psych guitar, Farfisa organ, playful melodies, and totally tripped out lyrics. With a heavy nod to the sound of Syd Barret’s Pink Floyd, and other lesser-known UK acts such as Tomorrow and The Pretty Things, and more than a dash of some American garage rock influences like the Seeds and the 13th Floor Elevators, New Planet Trampoline re-creates the sound of the past with nostalgic perfection, but does so with a whole bunch of new songs like the Farfisa freakout of Phantom Picture Taker, the groovy country psych of Northwestern Woodpecker, the kaleidoscopic Whirlpool Clyde, and the acoustically freaky Fake-Ass Moon. Nag Champa is even one of those dreamy pop excursions with Rick Wright style “Turkish Delight” organ swirling about in the mix. Great stuff!
The Clear as Candy EP features Phantom Picture Taker and four different tracks, including the delirious Syd Barrett like rock of Burn It Clean, Christine, the loopy, swoopy organ psychedelia of the title track, and others, making it a worthy companion disc to the full length album.
If you love the kind of stuff heard on the Elephant 6 and Free Media labels like The Apples in Stereo and The Dipsomaniacs, you’re sure to love New Planet Trampoline.
For more information you can visit the New Planet Trampoline web site at: http://www.newplanettrampoline.com.
The Curse Of The New Planet Trampoline is released by Elephant Stone Records. You can visit their web site at: http://www.elephantstonerecords.com
Clear As Candy is released by Davenport Records. You can visit their web site at: http://www.davenportrecords.com.
Reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald