Saturday 14 January 2023

Mike Vest (BONG and 11PARANOIAS) Releases New Projects With NEUTRALISER and DOWNTIME

Mike Vest of BONG and 11Paranoias fame has some new cassette tapes out for the other musical projects that he's been involved with recently.

First up is Psych/Post-Rock/Noise Rockers Neutraliser and their new album Capsule Bowed Space 

The second collaboration from Charlie Butler and Mike Vest. A 1 hour 19 minute immersive piece fusing bass, guitars, synths, piano and drums, creating sonic still drones, space improvisation and deep meditations, with bursts of mid paced psychedelic rock dirges and haunting space capsule static.

Mike Vest is a maximum guitarist of countless bands, collaborations and solo ventures, past and present. 11Paranoias, Blown Out, Drunk In Hell, Mienakunaru, Melting hand and BONG. A master of fuzz drone tones, smashed guitars and eternity sustain, influenced by Takashi Mizutani, Fushitsusha, Tomoyuki Aoki

Charlie Butler is a Reading based artist who began a series of solo releases via Weird Beard, Cruel Nature, Fuzzed Up & Astromoon, and Panurus Productions which explore psychedelic, heavy and hypnotic sounds. He is also a member of Cody Noon, Mothertrucker and Head Drop.

You can hear an extract below:

You can buy Capsule Bowed Space from this link

Up next is Noise Rock/Psych Rock Duo Neurotics and their new release Downtime.

New project, featuring the power duo of Mike Vest and Dave Sneddon.
Noise rock slide guitar slipstream.
Dissonance, improv chaos.
Four tracks of power reverse riffs and dirges.

An intense sonic whirlwind reminiscent of Vest's work with Blown Out

You can hear an extract below:

You can buy Downtime from this link

Both releases available through Cruel Nature Records

You can check out Mike Vest's other albums here