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3 Leafs "More Tomorrow" (Vinyl LP)

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3 Leafs "More Tomorrow" (Vinyl LP)

15.00

From the Aquarius Records review:

Another collection of gorgeous tripped out psychedelic space rock from San Francisco's 3 Leafs, the group recording live with a stereo mic, no mixing and natural reverb, the space adding a warm glow to the proceedings, everything lush and lustrous. Opener "Traumvogel" offers some seriously dreamy kraut-age shimmer, a softly pulsing barely there rhythm, soft swirls of muted strum, the sky above filled with lovely little melodic tangles, and clouds of hushed cymbal shimmer, the Leafs at their most restrained, never exploding into something heavy, no driving rhythms, instead, just locked into this woozy, dreamily druggy drift. 
The title track though does darken considerably, adding thick swaths of shadowy thrum, laced with crumbling distortion, and subtle swirling FX, the drums slowly gathering momentum, eventually settling into a quietly motorik groove, over which the rest of the band lay down clean guitar strums, layered drones and shimmery melodies.
It's not until the third track that Tim Cohen's (Fresh & Onlys, Amocoma, etc.) vocals first surface, echoey and softly reverbed, his vocal refrain drifting atop what sounds like a banjo, unfurling a lilting melodic loop, everyone locked into a simple, stripped down, minimal pulse, tinkling piano, swirling synths, wild squiggly FX surround the main melody/riff, minimal percussion, tinkling chimes, epic and a little bit folky, it's as if 3 Leafs were channeling some lost forest folk, through their own smoldering spaced out psychedelia, and it sounds GREAT. 
The rest of the record follows suit, with the group stretching out a bit sonically. "Karlsoy Island" is all sun dappled synths, and pulsing bass grooves, a weirdly exotica vibe happening here, with some distorted guitar melodies draped over the top, laid back and hazily dreamy. "The Rose, The Crap, The Horse", though, is another darker one, all bowed metal and cymbal shimmer, tinkling music box melodies, clattery and clangy, before settling into something more abstract and almost free jazzy, xylophone (or vibes?) add some lush tonal color, the group eventually honing in on a cool skittery groove, that wraps distorted melodies around a skeletal rhythm, the group once again drifting into Necks territory, which is never a bad thing. 
Finally, things finish off with the awesomely titled "You Will Be Mist", churning and tribal, with some fierce psych guitar swirl, lots of droned out buzz, some plodding percussion, atonal melodies, all wound up into a tense swirl of dark psych groovery, that ends way too soon after just 6+ minutes. 
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From the Aquarius Records review:

Another collection of gorgeous tripped out psychedelic space rock from San Francisco's 3 Leafs, the group recording live with a stereo mic, no mixing and natural reverb, the space adding a warm glow to the proceedings, everything lush and lustrous. Opener "Traumvogel" offers some seriously dreamy kraut-age shimmer, a softly pulsing barely there rhythm, soft swirls of muted strum, the sky above filled with lovely little melodic tangles, and clouds of hushed cymbal shimmer, the Leafs at their most restrained, never exploding into something heavy, no driving rhythms, instead, just locked into this woozy, dreamily druggy drift. 
The title track though does darken considerably, adding thick swaths of shadowy thrum, laced with crumbling distortion, and subtle swirling FX, the drums slowly gathering momentum, eventually settling into a quietly motorik groove, over which the rest of the band lay down clean guitar strums, layered drones and shimmery melodies.
It's not until the third track that Tim Cohen's (Fresh & Onlys, Amocoma, etc.) vocals first surface, echoey and softly reverbed, his vocal refrain drifting atop what sounds like a banjo, unfurling a lilting melodic loop, everyone locked into a simple, stripped down, minimal pulse, tinkling piano, swirling synths, wild squiggly FX surround the main melody/riff, minimal percussion, tinkling chimes, epic and a little bit folky, it's as if 3 Leafs were channeling some lost forest folk, through their own smoldering spaced out psychedelia, and it sounds GREAT. 
The rest of the record follows suit, with the group stretching out a bit sonically. "Karlsoy Island" is all sun dappled synths, and pulsing bass grooves, a weirdly exotica vibe happening here, with some distorted guitar melodies draped over the top, laid back and hazily dreamy. "The Rose, The Crap, The Horse", though, is another darker one, all bowed metal and cymbal shimmer, tinkling music box melodies, clattery and clangy, before settling into something more abstract and almost free jazzy, xylophone (or vibes?) add some lush tonal color, the group eventually honing in on a cool skittery groove, that wraps distorted melodies around a skeletal rhythm, the group once again drifting into Necks territory, which is never a bad thing. 
Finally, things finish off with the awesomely titled "You Will Be Mist", churning and tribal, with some fierce psych guitar swirl, lots of droned out buzz, some plodding percussion, atonal melodies, all wound up into a tense swirl of dark psych groovery, that ends way too soon after just 6+ minutes. 
LIMITED TO 250 COPIES, each one hand numbered. 

PURCHASE INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CODE