12 June 2020





Label: Vincebus Eruptum Recordings

Format: LP, Album, Limited Edition, Gatefold Cover with a special finish, Clear Blue Vinyl, Insert, 300 copies

Release Date: 15 May 2020


This is the 6th chapter of the Psychedelic Battles that my Italian friend Davide is putting out, of course on his own Vincebus Eruptum label. The concept has to do with a split LP album between 2 bands. One must come from Italy. On this Volume, 6, the band from Italy is Sherpa. The other band comes from Sweden and they called Dean Allen Foyd. Both bands are dealing with the nowadays Underground Psych sound (more or less) and they recorded their songs on purpose to Psychedelic Battles vinyl!

The info, given in Vincevus Eruptum web about these bands: “DEAN ALLEN FOYD is a psychedelic band based in Stockholm, Sweden, with a wide range of music styles. Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, Arthur Lee’s Love and Captain Beefheart can be easily picked as some of their influences, but at the same time the band takes a step forward into making their sound modern and updated with the present times. The band published one only LP in 2012 (“The Sounds Can Be So Cruel” Crusher Records) and later a 10″ in 2013 (“Return To Atlas” Crusher Records)… SHERPA is an occult psychedelic band based in Pescara, Italy. They published 2 albums on Sulatron Records (“Tanzlinde” in 2016 and “Tigris & Euphrates” in 2018) and they performed at ROADBURN 2019”…

Dean Allen Foyd provided 4 songs while Sherpa 2. The first side belongs to the Swedish guys. Dean Allen Foyd have managed since 2010 to establish their own unique style and the opener here “Atlas” is a characteristic Dean Allen Foyd track (if you have listened to them at least once, you’ll understand what I’m talking about) with a bluesy psych aura and a sharp late 60s rock edge. “The Return Of Burt Burrito” is a heavy rocker instrumental while “The Shifting” is a psychedelic rocker, infused with huge amounts of high quality “psychedelic substances”, making the whole track acting like a mind-trip back to that beautiful era… Definitely, this one is of the strongest moments inside this LP. The ‘A’ side closes with “My Bloody Walls”, full of acoustic guitars, harmonica, and a bluesy attitude emerging an acid spacey psych feel. Side ‘B’ occupies 2 tracks by Sherpa. “Look To La Luna” starts… Under a psych subterranean infernal beat the band unfolds their magical skills, creating modern trippy soundscapes, atmospheric and mind-bending, with a spacey edge, becoming “controlled” heavy towards the end with this lazy torturous guitar feedback. “Moon’s Biology Portrait” has a creepy atmosphere under a foggy haunted-like psych background, a late-night effected tune becoming psychedelically trippy, riskily entering the dark corridors of your mind… So, the Psychedelic Battles Volume 6, magnificently continuous the “heritage” – or may I call it legacy? – of the previous Battle volumes. A record not to be missed! TimeLord Michalis



A1 Dean Allen Foyd Atlas 3:46
A2 Dean Allen Foyd The Return Of Burt Burrito 3:21
A3 Dean Allen Foyd The Shifting 7:54
A4 Dean Allen Foyd My Bloody Walls 6:31
B1 Sherpa Look To La Luna 9:21
B2 Sherpa Moon’s Biology Portrait 6:18



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