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Albums Of The Week: Ecstatic Vision | Live At Duna Jam

Philadelphia's wildest psychedelic warriors treat a mob of Italian fans to a heaping helping of firebreathing mojo (and an Iggy cover) in this firebreathing live recording.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Ecstatic Vision introduced their brand of heavy, primal, psych — influenced by groups like Hawkwind, Aphrodites Child, Olatunji, Can and early Amon Duul ll — in late 2013. Formed in Philadelphia to primarily “play what they wanted to hear,” the band quickly rose to those in the know as a force to be reckoned with.

Ecstatic Vision signed to Relapse Records on the power of a demo and their psychedelic freak-out concerts. Their debut LP Sonic Praise arrived in 2015 and the band gigged with Enslaved, YOB, Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats, Earthless, Red Fang, Acid King and many others.

In 2017, they returned with their second LP Raw Rock Fury, an even more tripped-out showcase of the band’s raucous mix of troglodyte Detroit rock grooves, soothing Krautian motoric sounds, filthy Beefheartian blues and Hawkwindian heavy psych! The addition of multi-instrumentalist Kevin Nickles (saxophone/flute/guitar) helped the band reach beyond the void and further create a sense of auditory hallucination with one of the dirtiest sounding recordings since MC5’s Kick Out the Jams. Headlining tours of the U.S. and Europe followed, with the band sharing the stage with John Garcia, Dead Meadow, Bongzilla, and more.

In 2018 the band released Under The Influence, their take on some of their favorite songs by some of their biggest influences ranging from Zamrock to the kings of early psychedelia and Detroit rock. In 2019 came For The Masses. After their tour was cut short by the pandemic, the EV boys took a much-needed break. They regrouped a year later and started jamming what would become their new album. In fall 2021 the band recorded live at RetroCity Studios in Philiadelphia with Joe Boldizar. He brought the band out of the muck and together they produced 2022’s Electric Mojo, their best-sounding record to date. A month later, they recorded this firebreathing set at Italy’s Duna Jam.”