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Sunday, October 3, 2021

THE MIGHTY GORDINIS – Sounds From A Distant Galaxy LP on TOPSY TURVY

The MIGHTY GORDINIS started out in the summer of 1998; their first two albums („Kiss my Wheels“ and „For Bosomaniacs Only“) were a mix of punky hot rods songs and surf instrumentals, while the third one „Fueled on Fuzz“ was fully instrumental and the last one, in 2007, „The Future looks like yesterday“ was a full vocal one.

After that, the four members went their own ways for a while before the 2021 MIGHTY GORDINIS-reboot with their new full instrumental album. 

The band is now reduced to two members: Nico Leonard (The MOON INVADERS, The CAROLOREGIANS, ADOLPHE SEX ET SES MACHINES) on drums and Hammond and Eric St John (Les VICE BARONS, THE RATBOYS, THEE MARTIAN BOYFRIENDS, THE EVIL FUZZHEADS) on Fender Jaguar and bass.

The title of the album „Sounds From A Distant Galaxy“ reflects their new musical expansion of influences, exploring some grounds they never dared to go to before: they incorporated some kraut rock elements („Five Miles South of Mumbai“), some dub sounds („Grabuge A Khartoum“), some spy movie soundtracks („There Is No Such Thing As A Former KGB Man“) and even some cool groovy influences à la Acid Jazz, be it Corduroy or Mother Earth („Gun Powder On Your Collar“) – anything to keep them away from the traditional surf sound. 

That being said, they did include a couple of classic surf tracks like „Jaguar Hunters And Headshrinkers“ or the cover of „Shockwave“ (original by ZORBA & THE GREEKS). 

So this album, limited to 300 copies of colored vinyl only, displays a very large palette of sounds made for the never ending listening pleasure of the broad minded groovy people.

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