It takes a certain level of bravery to stand out from the crowd in the modern world of music. When I first pressed play on Mystik Basilik by The Choppy Bumpy Peaches, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but what I got blew me away.
Mystik Basilik refuses to be categorized, combining elements from as many genres as you could count while still leaning towards the world of prog and psychedelia. It’s hugely catchy, and you’ll find yourself dancing along throughout each section regardless of pacing. With guitar work that could be compared to the best of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Choppy Bumpy Peaches have a refined sound that seems like it would have taken years to perfect. The latter half of the piece is my favourite as the band take you on a dreamlike journey through a musical landscape of their creation. For a while, you’re occupying a soundscape that wouldn’t feel out of place on a Pink Floyd album, and then the act ramp things up into a perfect crescendo that would undoubtedly be incredible to see live.
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