First LP of new studio material from this long-running UK band in over 20 years, and it's excellent. Not particularly easy to describe, but I'd go with something like bass-heavy psychedelic noise rock and doom with an experimental flair. The fuzzy, spaced-out (and often quite harsh) guitar lines are great, but the huge bass grooves really pull this album together along with the exuberant, somewhat tribal percussion. Will be doing another round through their back-catalogue after hearing this one.
Favorite track: Birds In 6/8.
I'll be damned if I can properly classify this, which, in this case at least, is a very good thing. You've got doominess, some out-there elements as well, but ultimately, it's better that you check it out for yourself. Yeah, it's different, and wickedly so.
Terminal Cheesecake formed in London in 1988 and stumbled through two EPs, five LPs and an unreleased Peel session before they called it a day in 1994. Now they're back with their first studio album for nineteen years: ‘Dandelion Sauce Of The Ancients’! Released on the mighty Box Records, the vinyl can be found at boxrecordsshop.bandcamp.com/album/dandelion-sauce-of-the-ancients.
2015 saw them celebrating their reincarnation with the release of an outstanding and deservedly praised live album ‘Cheese Brain Fondue’ released on US based label Artificial Head. Look out for a digital download version of that right here too.
"In many ways it's like they've never been away - the same spark of aural anarchy is there as is that feeling of having put your brain through a mangle....it's been a while but, by Christ, it feels good!" - Dayz Of Purple & Orange
"Elsewhere, the collection sounds as though TC have got high on nitrous oxide or Monster energy drinks or worse, lassoed a lesser-spotted Hawkwind with a bass guitar string and dragged it backwards through a hedge full of undulating porcupines." - The Quietus
"Creating a psychedelic sound isn’t just about jamming aimlessly for a few minutes – by pushing the sonic envelope to the limits of tolerance they’re capable of shifting your headspace out of its comfort zone better than any sub-Hendrix prolonged soloing can." - Echoes & Dust
"A monumental noise of the most brooding intensity" 9/10 (Vive Le Rock)
"Serious, crazy and now seriously crazy" 8/10 (Metal Hammer)
released November 11, 2016
Terminal Cheesecake are Russ Smith, Gordon Watson, John Jobbagy, Neil Francis and Dave Cochrane
Cover Design/Layout by Dave Cochrane
Artwork Photographs by Craig Earp
Recorded at Runway Studios and Bear Bites Horse Studios