Monday, May 24, 2010

We Went There - Valet

Someone's put this track on You Tube so I thought I'd share it with you. It's from Honey Owens' Valet who are part of the Portland, Oregon scene along with Jackie O Motherfucker.

Someone asked me the other day what kind of music I was into and I mentioned Valet and JOMF as I always do. I said they were psychedelic but that's not the whole story, of course. They are not the 'neon psychedelia' of the late 60s or angry, reactionary psychedelia. There is the spirit of meditation, exploration and celebration here - the unmistakeable vibe of being on a trip but not going into the zone of danger, but stopping just short and vibrating there in warm, peaceful, high, animal caution.