Apparently, despite the rumours, pre-fusion acid jazz-rock is alive and well, living it up in Southern California, USA! Psicomagia is the joint forces of leading members of noted prog and stonerrock outfits Astra & Radio Moscow. The band is serving up a mixture of the same essence that Soft Machine, Tony Williams Lifetime & Magma pioneered during that magical period just seconds before progressive electric jazz was grabbed by the institutional jazz scene. A formula, thought lost until this day, when seemingly out of the blue, the relentless force of Psicomagia appeared. Spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist & producer Brian Ellis’s roaring saxophone, constantly interplaying Tyler Daughn’s franticly screaming organs and synthesizers, the soul of Psicomagia is in the endlessly permutated busts of energy of the two. The relentless heart, however, is kept going by drummer Paul Marrow (Radio Moscow), who carves out a constantly brooding and shifting rhythmic base along with the heavy, travelling bass of Trevor Mast. Together they balance a line between an insanely tight and rhythmic notion of progress, as well as transgressing each instrument’s carved path on this cataclysmic journey of musical events. Imagine, on top of that, 2 poets, repeating obscured mantras, rumbling bells and gongs and you’re getting closer to playing your own Jodorowskydoes- jazz movie playing in your head via Psicomagia. If Psicomagia sounds like a thing of the past, it’s simply because they have inherrited a unique quality lost in music today: grabbing onto a wide array of genres, and permuting them into their own distinct musical landscape. Roaring with the same neverendless energy of SoCal brothers Earthless, Psicomagia forges a path like that of a time travel: it opens up a dimension thought lost in music – reshaping a new possible outcome of progressive rock, building their own present time. It is beound doubt that Psicomagia is not a pastice retro band – they are the real deal. True to original formula, the album is produced with a grace and warmth maintaining a full dynamic range. Mastered on analogue tape by Causa Sui’s Jonas Munk.