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The Kundalini Genie
Half In, Half Out
12 November 2021
Glasgow’s psychedelic rock wizards The Kundalini Genie release ‘Half In, Half Out’ LP, mixed by Jason Shaw and mastered by RIDE’s Mark Gardener
FOR FANS OF: Ride, The Black Angels, Swervedriver, Kula Shaker, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Spiritualized, Black Market Karma
Photos by Victoria Kerr, except full band seated photos by Louis Martin
“Like a welcome lovefest between The Black Angels, The Verve, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Spiritualized… With reverb-drenched recordings that integrate multi-textured guitars, an unwavering rhythm section and Robbie Wilson’s unique vocal style and timbre, The Kundalini Genie have a sound all their own” ~ The Spill Magazine
“Wholesome. So I was bound to love them… t’s all a reverie anyway, one you don’t want to wake up from” ~ More Fuzz
“This blissful sound is invoked with the captivating sighs of shoegaze driven guitars and vocals, inducing a lulling, catchy, and hypnotic groove” ~ Post-Punk.com
“Mesmerizing… hypnotically pushes with fiery guitar cycles, shadowy bass line, muffled drum thumps, and dispassionately droning vocals… solid melody, hooks and tides of effects-pedal-induced mayhem” ~ Big Takeover Magazine
“Some of the best psych rock music currently being made anywhere. The kind whose ripping tunes do a number on your head and afterwards leaves you thanking them” ~ Amplify Music Magazine
“A glowing tangent of slow tripping beats, packed into kaleidoscopic soundscapes of synths, guitars and fuzzy vocals” ~ Urbanista Magazine
“Psychedelic rock‘n’roll unlike any other. Spaced out drones, druggy melodies, a hammering rhythmic section and an eccentric, high octane frontman leading the charge” ~ It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine
Glasgow-based psychedelic rock’n’roll collective The Kundalini Genie released their fifth studio album ‘Half In, Half Out,’ a 10-track offering mixed by Jason Shaw (Cambodian Space Project, Frankie Teardrop, Sonic Jesus, Aerofall) and mastered by RIDE‘s Mark Gardener at his OX4 Sound Studio in Oxford. Ahead of this, they presented the track ‘All Your Love (Shines On).’
The Kundalini Genie centers around singer-songwriter Robbie Wilson (sitar, guitar, vocals) and also involves Jason Houston (guitar, vocals), Melissa Rennie (guitar, keys, vocals), Lloyd Ledingham (bass, vocals), Louis Martin (guitar, vocals) and Grant Robertson (drums).
“Robbie Wilson (Kundalini Genie) is a total force and a total star in the making. He’s so driven and I loved mastering his record,” says Mark Gardener.
Not long ago, the band revealed the video for the title track ‘Half In, Half Out,’ which was filmed and edited by the band’s guitarist Louis Martin. This new album follows their ’11:11′ album, released via Space Ranch Records (Europe) and Little Cloud Records (USA) in 2020.
“Thank you all for your continued support. I deeply hope you will love this new sonic offering as much as I do. I believe the music is super different to anything produced by the band yet and I’ve broken away from the last three albums’ seven-song length to provide you with a heckin whole 10 songs!!” says Robbie Wilson.
Emerging from the nether regions of Glasgow, The Kundalini Genie has been blowing minds globally with music characterised by droning hypnotic fuzz rock, 60’s British Invasion-inspired melodies, transcendental sitar and dreamy, spaced out soundscapes.
Sauntering hypnotic guitars stride steadily forward as the sitar floats along, carrying the subconscious into a benevolent flow and inner journey. Their sonic journey ranges across the spectrum of their own musical influences – The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spiritualized, The Dandy Warhols, The Warlocks, The Beatles, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Black Ryder and Black Market Karma.
With live shows involving eclectic displays of voodoo mojo and sound that ripples through the audience like a sonic tranquilizer, the band has performed with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks, The Underground Youth, The Myrrors, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Triptides, New Candys and Spindrift, in addition to ripping it up at numerous festivals.
As of November 12, the ‘Half In, Half Out’ album is available on vinyl-style CD and coloured 12″ vinyl with reverse board artwork, as well as digitally, including on Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp, where it can be ordered directly from the artist. On December 7, The Kundalin Genie also played Glasgow’s Nice N Sleazy with Firefriend.
Written by Robbie Wilson
Recorded by Jason Shaw and Robbie Wilson
Mixed by Jason Shaw
Mastered by Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound
Robbie Wilson (vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, keys, harmonica)
Jason Houston (guitar, vocals)
Jason Shaw (guitars)
Album artwork by Cyllan Wednesday
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