Wales! Your propensity to churn out gleefully outre pop acts knows no bounds. Perhaps I am making a wild generalization (in fact I definitely am) but some Welsh bands really do seem to have an affinity for blending psychedelic nostalgia with idiosyncratic sonic mysticism. The latest Welsh act in the vein of psychedelic wizards like Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and Super Furry Animals are relative newcomers Islet. Their latest, a song that is of course called “Triangulation Station,” vacillates between Os Mutantes and an outer space psych raga not so far removed from the likes of CocoRosie.
The production quality of “Triangulation Station” keeps the song in a swampy hollow at the end of the 1960s, but a danceable bass freakout near the end of the track plants it firmly in the 21st century. For once I can honestly say that I am hopeful for the state of British indie.