Primordial Undermind / Thin Shells of Revolution
Album: Thin Shells of Revolution   Collection:General
Artist:Primordial Undermind   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Emperor Jones  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-06-28 Pull Date: 2004-08-30
Week Ending: Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 1 Jul 18
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 30, 2015: Home on the Range
There Is a Time
4. Aug 27, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
2. Dec 03, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
5. Aug 20, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
3. Aug 27, 2004: Memory Select
There Is a Time
6. Aug 18, 2004: Juan 2-3-Show

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-13
Psychedelic jazz-space fusion. Mostly instrumental; some male vocals. Husker Du, Neil Young, Jethro Tull, Ornette Coleman, early Jefferson Airplane, and recent Jah Wobble jamming together when no one's looking. From Austin, Texas by way of Boston, LA, and San Francisco. PU formed in 1993. Guitarist Eric Arn was in Crystallized Movements and Outsideinside. Two drummers, clarinet, flute. Some jazz-rock, some retro-psychedelic, some Eastern-influenced fusion rock. Have toured with Bardo Pond, Acid Mothers Temple. Start with 2, 6, 7.

1. Begins with outer space sounds, leading into heavy, sparse but then increasingly dense, psychedelic jazz-rock guitar instrumental.
=> 2. Vocal track. Retro '60s, heavy & psychedelic with unabashed hippie lyrics. Druggy, folk-rock vocals. This is a cover of a bluegrass song by The Dillards.
3. Begins with buzzing and spooky percussion. Post-apocalypse soundscape instrumental that evolves into loud tribal rhythms with clarinet and (in the background) searing guitar improv. Gets sparse & spooky again at end.
4. Starts with just high-hat, then guitar. Flute carries melody in another fusion instrumental.
5. Up-tempo fusion instrumental. Guitar-based.
=> 6. Vocal track. Starts with solo, slow, folky guitar. Lilting & minor-chord, Neil Young-like (Zuma era). Gets louder & more psychedelic. Non sequitur clarinet and flute.
=> 7. Starts with middle-eastern-sounding yell. Very trebly guitar, sort of Husker-Du like. Sounds like the closing credits music after the hippies have saved post-apocalypse society.
8. Instrumental cover of a Dead Kennedy's song. Starts with brief skronk attack that gives way to spacey jazz rock. Then more extreme skronk and more space.

Track Listing
1. F.L.I.   5. Akaknow
2. There Is a Time   6. Stagger the Heart
3. Theme From Serpent   7. Ten Toes, One Soul
4. Wwod?   8. Kinky Sex