GRAILS - TAKE REFUGE IN CLEAN LIVING (Pink Floyd/Hawkwind style) CDTEMPORARY RESID
Now reissued for the first time in nearly 10 years, 'Take Refuge In Clean Living' saw the band pull back its already wide lens on multiple sonic horizons. Opening with a nod to Syd Barret's Pink Floyd, the album begins with morse code and drops into one of the heaviest slowburn grooves in the Grails canon. Sounding something like Hawkwind and Ravi Shankar scoring 'Blade Runner', it's lysergic and earthy for Grails in a new way. The rest of the record moves from blissful Eno-inspired ambience to epic Morriconesque rock hymns, via an unexpected take on a Ventures tune that returns the listener to the very beginnings of instrumental rock music.