The voyage is long, the voyage is joyous. Out to Sea is the most focused of all Carlton Melton’s recordings to date. Leaving their geodesic dome behind, they hitched their magick karpet to San Francisco’s El Studio for a fried weekend in July 2014 with The Fucking Champs / Trans
Am’s Phil Manley at the production helm (and occasionally contributing to the furor—Manley plays guitar on “Similarities” and synth on “Peaking Duck”).
Out to Sea sees Carlton Melton expand the psychedelia and free outrock sound of their previous output to its furthest horizons. Huge rhythms, outta space riffage, sparkling synths, pastoral passages, searing shards of molten guitar, smothered ambience and gentle guitar-picking all flow together into waves of sound to lap at the shores of your senses.
We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
released July 10, 2015
1. Peaking Duck
2. Wheel and Deal
3. Diamond in the Rough
4. Out to Sea
6. Too Close to Home
8. It’s Been Summer All Winter
9. The Barrier
Released on Agitated Records
For fans of: Faust doing Funkadelic, Bardo
Pond, The Heads, Bong, Parson Sound,
space travel, Hawkwind, flotation tanks