Jess And The Ancient Ones – Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes
Svart/Bertus – 2015
Rock, Psych, Seventies
We were definitely in love with their self-titled debut release back in 2012. Their copper gleaming seventies rock and occult atmosphere propelled us into wicked hazy dreams. It charmed the pants of my ass and vocalist Jess did exactly everything right. Not aiming to do anything perfect and instead taking wide curves and hitting the sides here and there. And now Jess And The Ancient Ones return with a new album titled: Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes. And guess what, Jess have become the singer we all hope she would. With a powerful and much tougher pronunciation. There is still a bit of Grace Slick in there, but for the most part her voice is still that lovely creature that seemed to skid out of control with every corner she took, but without any hesitation, for she knows, even if she doesn’t make that corner, it will still sound incredible. And the band has done exactly the same, made their minimal take on the seventies into something much more dared and commanding. Psychedelic rock at the very edge of the needle, and it draws blood, and that’s exactly how we all like it!
(Written by JK)