FZ003: Alison Faith Levy & Mushroom, “Yesterday I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers”

Space rock / psychedelic jazz groovers join forces with acid folk singer/songwriter Alison Faith Levy, known for her own albums (with members of Camper Van Beethoven) and as a member of the Loud Family (featuring Scott Miller of Game Theory). With Mushroom, Alison soars soulfully into another realm – that one reviewer described as “The Space Rock Eartha Kitt.”. This release is culled from their best live performances plus some fantastic studio material – all previously unreleased.

Track Listing:

  1. Electric Muse (2:25)
  2. Josh Pollock (11:05)
  3. Clay Alison (6:00)
  4. gas, grass or ass – nobody rides for free (5:19)
  5. You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you, because you’re all the same (7:07)
  6. Kraut Mask Replica (22:37)
  7. Ocean Beach (5:54)
  8. The sun machine is coming down and we’re gonna have a party (6:53)

Yesterday, I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers

 

 “Levy shows her ability to seduce and smoulder… singing is strong and soulful in the mould of the ladies of West Coast psychedelic scene”… Nick Southgate, The Wire, June 2007

 “…kick off your sandals, pull on your dancing feet, raise your freak flag and lose your inhibitions to this pulsating throb monster”… Terrascope Online

“From lullaby gentle, to extrapolated electric blues grooving, moody slow motion torch songs, to percolating polyrhythmic Miles Davis-like funk jazz”…  Dream Magazine, #8

“heady, trippy mishmash of songs so genially, stimulatingly weird that you’ll want to open your own “psychedelicatessen”… Mark Keresman, East Bay Express

“dreamygauzysexycool”… Fred Mills, Harp Magazine July/August 2007

“Krautrock that swirls and undulates like an oil projection…” Josh Potter, Jambands.com

“Always ambitious and artful, dispatches from Mushroom-land are welcome any time” Jesse Jarnow, Relix Magazine August 2007

“the sound of their city, San Fran, in past days becomes their focus”… Dave Cantor, Rock-A-Rolla Jul/Aug 2007

“Levy reminds me enough of Grace Slick to make this sound like a postmodern, not to mention postrevolution, Jefferson Airplane”… Tom Hull, Jazz Consumer Guide

“… sexual drench and curtains of smoke”… Progressiveworld.net

“Great CD for the musically adventurous” Lowcut Magazine

“Alison becomes a member of the band, her voice acting as another instrument in the ensemble, perfectly integrating into the Mushroom sound” Aural Innovations #37

“An acquired taste, but one that is extremely rewarding” Concrete Web

“Krautrock west-coast Velvet Underground glam jazz with a bit of PJ Harvey and Mazzy Star” Fred@E-Society

“… washes of free jazz, grunge and electronica and what sounds like rhythmic sidewalk spitting”… Signal To Noise #47, Fall 2007

 “Here is a collaboration that could have been made in Heaven”… Ian Abrahams, Spacerock Reviews

“Levy fits right into the Mushroom ethos, a spirited jazz-meets-groove improvisational attack”… Expose, #35

“draws a direct line between 60s San Franciscan experimentalism and present day jam band discourse” Mitch Myers, Downbeat, January 2008

“ethereal loose-form psychedelia as defined by Daevid Allen-era Gong, pre-Meddle Pink Floyd, and Acid Mothers Temple”, Mark Keresman, SF Weekly

 Limited edition of 1000 copies in six panel digipak with stunning artwork by Nat Russell. Released 26th May 2007.

For further details please see the release sheet.

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