The Kill For Total Peace Album & The French Psychedelic Scene = RED HOT

Got the full length Kill For Total Peace this weekend and let me tell you - this record is where it's at. These guys hail from Paris and I first heard them about 2 years when I picked up the compilation VOYAGE: Facing the History of French Modern Psychedelic Music.  The comp was compiled by psych mainstays, Turzi, and featured Kill For Total Peace's brilliant track Psychopedestrian - along with great tracks by One Swtich to Collision, Aqua Nebula Oscillator, Service and others.  I've posted them quite a bit on this blog, and some people might say I toot their horn too much, but fuck it - they're that good.

Following this comp, it was all about Myspace research, and shortly after the release of the comp, the band's Myspace page was up and so was their track, Captain Amrica -  a driving, pulsating masterpiece, that for lack of a better description, reminded me of a scuzzed up LCD Soundsystem that takes on the  pounding anthem-like tune of Beat Connection & the hipness of Losing My Edge.  I'm horrible at describing music, but fans of LCD Soundsystem, Hawkwind, Suicide, The Fall, Spaceman 3, Crystal Castles, Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sic Alps & most of the stuff on Siltbreeze, will definitely dig this disc. I have a few copies of their disc and the first promoter that promises to bring them to New York gets one.

 

Above: Kill for Total Peace - but listen on myspace for full effect

 

One Switch to Collision

 

Aqua Nebula Oscillator