Mamuthones & Evil Blizzard – Collisions Vol. 4
Volume 4 in Rocket Recordings' Collision series pits Italian psyche stalwarts Mamuthones against Brit space rock revivalists Evil Blizzard. It's a case of tune in, turn on, drop everything: blissed-out beats and the type of melodious drone that powered early Hawkwind make this a collision worth buckling up for. Mamuthones contribute four cuts. The highlight, The Holy Ghost People, is a feverish wah-wah wigout, a deep, spiralling groove: beside it, Fools Good is suddenly a stiff toe-tapper.
Head over to Evil Blizzard's place, though, if it's trouble you're after. The epic Sacrifice is here twice but the original, with its merciless guitar attack, trumps Teeth of the Sea's twitchy remix. Six tracks, 40 minutes – Collisions Vol. 4 can’t decide between quality and quantity so chomps down on both. What's not to like? Set the controls for the heart of the (plentiful) fun.