Newly formed psych project MIEN is a supergroup as meeting of the minds. It brings together the talents of Elephant Stone sitar player Rishi Dhir, Black Angels vocalist Alex Maas, The Horrors keyboardist Tom Furse, and electronic manipulator John-Mark Lapham of The Earlies. The members are separated by geography and much of the album was written and recorded long distance, but they’re united by a love of classic psychedelia and cutting-edge studio voodoo.
“Earth Moon,” the second single off their forthcoming self-titled debut, is a baroque testimony to what can happen when heads like these get together. Cascading sitar and billowing layers of Krauty keyboards ride a driving, motorik beat to a peak of eerie elation. The hyperreal production is made possible by technology, not to say drugs, that they just didn’t have in the ’60s. Listen close and you can hear a bit of each musician’s signature in the song’s psilocybin swirl – and plenty of what the future holds for mind-expanding music.
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