Slight – Spirit School / TastingPosted: October 26, 2014
This modest yet fulfilling offering from the Montreal, Canada based “swirling psychedelic art pop” project Slight is everything a psychedelic single should be: catchy and trippy. The opening “Spirit School” is definitely more of a hit material, with the silky guitar noodling and Stereolab school sensitivity (albeit with a male vocal for a change) and a good, solid krautrock beat with a good dose of subtle yet important bass. As you might guess, the jam gets heated up towards the end, propelling into an organ-driven ascend towards the clouds of love. The flipside is even more psychedelic, a slow-burner filled with distorted guitar fog and soaring synths that sometimes clear momentarily to expose a baroque pop core underneath the noise. Clever.