FORMAT: 2LP, Black Vinyl, Limited to 666 copies
LABEL: Castle Face
Vinyl version been out of print in UK for a while, not on a colourway for UK since its release in 2018. A stalwart in the burgeoning Oh Sees canon, one the bigger releases of 2018! A limited edition of 666 copies only on "Golden Fleece" colour vinyl, with a numbered 1-666 golden RSD_Golden Fleece Edition sticker! As golden as it gets! 4/5 Mojo, 4/5 Uncut.. this album got to 66 in the national albums charts when it was released! "Crack the coffers, Oh Sees have spawned another frothy LP of head-destroying psych epics to grok and rock out to. You’ll notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of "Memory of a Cut Off Head” alum and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas...the Quattrone/Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic pulse continues to astound and pound in equal measure, buttressed by the nimble fingered bottom end of Sir Tim Hellman the Brave and the shred-heaven fret frying of John Dwyer, whilst Lady Brigid Dawson again graces the wax with her harmonic gifts. Aside from the familiar psych-scorch familiar to soggy pit denizens the world over, there’s a fresh heavy-prog vibe that fits like a worn-in jean jacket comfortably among hairpin metal turns and the familiar but no less horns-worthy guitar fireworks Dwyer’s made his calling card. Perhaps the most notable thing about Smote Reverser is the artistic restlessness underpinning its flights of fancy. Dwyer refuses to repeat himself and for someone with such a hectic release schedule, that stretching of aesthetic borders and omnivorous appetite seems all the more superhuman. Hope you’re hungry as these platters are piled high"