MORGAN DELT "Phase Zero"
August 26, 2016
USA, Los Angeles, California
01.I Don't Wanna See What's Happening Outside 04:12
02.The System of 1000 Lies 02:48
03.Another Person 02:59
04.Sun Powers 03:46
05.The Age of the Birdman 03:30
06.Mssr. Monster 03:52
07.A Gun Appears 03:11
08.The Lowest of the Low 04:31
09.Escape Capsule 05:15
10.Some Sunsick Day 05:11 (video)
The invocation of classic west coast psychedelia that permeates Morgan Delt's Sub Pop debut LP feels like a continuous sunrise, never concealing its influences yet perfectly putting its songs through a gauzy lens that blurs and obscures. Is such a thing even possible after witnessing umpteen reverb-jockeys creating their own take on the genre? Can anything truly different be done in the realm of being both original and reverent, wearing favorite records and artists' moves on one's sleeve? Definitely the case with our man here. After releasing a 6-song cassette in 2013 followed by a full length for the Trouble In Mind label, the California native now fine-tunes his sound world outwardly rather than honing in on a specific trajectory, allowing all of said influences to coexist together in a unique yet undoubtedly Californian vision.
He’s jettisoned that strangeness, and in its place is a more well-realized psych-pop album, with perhaps better songwriting but less charm.
Judy Berman - Bandcamp:
Though he lives in Los Angeles and wears his hair long, multi-instrumentalist Morgan Delt must understand this. Phase Zero, his first album since leaving Chicago retro-rock label Trouble in Mind for Sub Pop, bathes serious anxieties about contemporary life in lysergic sunlight. You only have to squint a bit to identify the shadows on the horizon. The sounds of vultures circling and windstorms brewing in so many tracks’ long, ominous outros might be your first hint.
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