My second pilgrimage to Distorted Perspectives, took place on the May Bank Holiday weekend.
As with most things in life, having been there before and knowing the lie of the land, made the experience all the more enjoyable – that sure and certain knowledge of last year’s event, firmly tucked into the memory bank, coupled with idyllic Donegal weather, made this another one to remember.
It helped also, that my ‘revolutions on the radio‘ podcast of a few weeks back, had focussed on the Regional Cultural Centre‘s annual event – an hour and thirty nine minutes of re-immersion, courtesy of a playlist and chat with Event Organiser Jeremy Howard, in all that this Festival has become synonymous with.
Tuath, those psychedelic purveyors of, “Free sunshine acid, new love and terror cult, magic moogle’s vintage psycho arrangement”, return with a valorous video visitation, a verdant vestige of viscous verbiage, if you will…
I confess to having been out of the loop, to the latest machinations in the solo world of Blixa Bargeld. This then, the second album release in 3 years, to feature a collaboration with Teho Teardo, comes as a welcome reaffirmation.
“Will Z. is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, first known for his work with his band Cosmic Trip Machine, then The Book of AM ‘cult’ project. A solo artist he has explored several genres, from dark occult rock and hard rock to acid-folk and baroque pop, incorporating Indian music and experimental elements.”