Imajinary Friends, The / Imajinary Friends, The
Album: Imajinary Friends, The   Collection:General
Artist: Imajinary Friends, The   Added:May 2019
Label: 300 Mics  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-05-21 Pull Date: 2019-07-23
Week Ending: Jul 21 Jul 14 Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 23 Jun 16 Jun 9 Jun 2
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 07, 2021: The Library (rebroadcast from Jun 19, 2019)
Space Trash
4. Jul 03, 2019: Brownian Motion
2. Jul 17, 2019: The Library
Space Trash
5. Jul 02, 2019: Hanging in the bone yard
3. Jul 10, 2019: Brownian Motion
Baby's Bathwater
6. Jun 26, 2019: Brownian Motion

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2019-05-22
Dripping w reverb these locals sprang from loins of all your favorite local new Psych and tripped out exotica. Wooden Shjips, Can, Neu, spring to mind as well, a complete psych SF freak fest, swirling and fuzzy and mostly tripping balls. Mostly instrumental, this is just what the doctor ordered (Dr Timothy Leary that is). A welcome release after a 15 year hiatus, this is loosely defined collective of sorts involving lots of local folks with vast connections to all things good. Bandcamp:”The core 3 are Tim Digulla (one half of Lounge/Exotica/Electronica duo Tipsy,) Ricky Maymi (current guiterrorist & founding member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre; he also played with Mellow Drunk, Spectrum, The Wild Swans and Steve Kilbey, among many others) and Travis Threlkel (also a founding member of BJM, now, founder & creative director at Obscura Digital) For these recordings, the Imajinary Friends enlisted the following to sing vocals on several tracks: The aforementioned, Australian/French-Belgian Singer-songwriter Moogy (L'Outsider); Stephen Lawrie of The Telescopes (Hate This Party); and Marleen Nilsson of Death And Vanilla (Baby’s Bathwater)”

1) (3:37) groovy trip hop kraut psych, Lumerians spring to mind, with sultry female vocals in French 2) (2:41) upbeat more driving tone, lots of interweaving fuzz guitar notes. 3)* (2:49) kraut rocky feel with synths and sampled beats raising their profile, chill and trippy 4) (3:14) little more obtuse and experimental collage-like, tripped out. 5) (2:54) heavier bass led feel and vocals and effects border on noisey 6) 7) (3:23) slow trippy instrumental 8)* (1:54) firing on all cylinders this one has cool twang/Tipsy guitar in the tray, cool beat, everything only wish it were longer 8)* (3:41) drivin hard a la Neu, killer 9) (1:43) tribal Tom beat heavy but chill at same time, there’s some guitar buried that reminds me of Neu 10) (12:09) finally a long form piece! Starts chill and swirls and builds, soft female vocalizations, dreamy epic and lovely, midway becomes full atmospheric balm but quietly builds back

Track Listing
1. L'outsider   6. Frangipani
2. Sick Of Psych   7. Hate This Party
3. Dream   8. Space Trash
4. The Hornblower Sparkles   9. Kazoos
5. Alone   10. Jackals
  11. Baby's Bathwater