LISTEN: Guardian Alien/The Cosmic Dead

First in series of split albums on Instructional Media

Glaswegian label Instructional Media are embarking on a new, two-way psych trip with a run of split LPs. The first in the Tunnel Channel series is a mind-meld of New York drone masters Guardian Alien and astral druids The Cosmic Dead. The former contribute the jittering, shard-like ‘Statues & Instruments’ and a hefty percussion workout, ‘Coming In The Dark’, drawing on the rhythmic prowess of the band’s Greg Fox, while the aptly-named ‘Drone Rivers’ from The Cosmic Dead is a deep swirl of free-floating electronic matter and propulsive bass and drums.

The label have kindly given us a full play of the album, which you can avail yourself of above, and it’s available now from their website on either black or red vinyl, both in limited edition quantities, so head here and act sharp.

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