• sunray Full Circle (LP, £14.25)

    label: enraptured

    'Full Circle' is the third and much anticipated album from Jon Chambers' SUNRAY and kicks off with the 11-minute cosmic grind of 'Here To Go', followed by the driving instrumental 'Revelation', both owing a debt to Krautrock innovators such as La Dusseldorf and Neu! 'Take Me There', A-side from the preceding single, brings the band back into more familiar territory, delicious psych-pop utilising a swaggering bass line and West Coast harmonies, before bringing it to a close on a sea of distorted guitars and a droning sitar groove. The rest of the album is a more eclectic affair, exploring everything from, Baby Honey's, hallucinogenic guitar symphonies to pastoral folk, best heard on the gorgeous Golden Dawn, a reworking of Jeffrey Lee Pierces Zona Rose, and the Velvets-influenced 'Thru The Night'. Featuring, for the first time, vocalist Sophie Ray plus string section, the album is a testimony to how much SUNRAY's sound has evolved since their last LP in 2007. 'Retrospective In Stereo' and 'Tomorrow', SUNRAY's previous two albums, will also be released on MP3 for the first time to coincide with the release of 'Full Circle'.

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