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DAVID JACOBSON AND THE SPACE WIZARDS - Dream Bed - SINGLE REVIEW



DAVID JACOBSON AND THE SPACE WIZARDS

Dream Bed

NYC, United States




Psychedelic rock and blues is a genre that boasts a massive underground fandom. But quantity is not its strong suit, there are far too few bands making new waves in the space, leaving everyone to hark back to old Beatles songs, throw in some Dead and turn to King Gizzard for something new. Well, your wait may be over, for David Jacobson and the Space Wizards are on the scene and their latest release is psychedelic blues turned to 11. ‘Dream Bed’ from their soon-to-be-released album, ‘David Jacobson and the Space Wizards II’ is an upbeat and funky romp set against the backdrop of space, lit by the chipper starlight of bouncing keys and shimmering vocals.


The sound expressed here is otherworldly, it breathes not unlike us, but it talks in a strange new language. The vocals seem far away, they are clear and melodic, sitting in the highs and wrapping themselves around the melody. The instrumental is in your face and it’s mesmerising, keys, synths, bass and drums all blending together, creating a bastion of song fit for the vocal to live out its eternal life within. The band draw from blues, jazz, funk and soul to create their sound. But it doesn’t stop there, they then take this earthly concoction and throw it into the ether, waiting for the warbling space whales to add their parts, melding the sound with spells and harmonious magic before, finally, an album. If you’re a certified DeadHead or drool over the weirder tracks that the Liverpudlian 4 Piece released over their reign, then check out David Jacobson and the Space Wizards. ‘Dream Bed’ will get you started on an atomising journey for the ages.




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