PRESS & REVIEWS

“…sprawling and intense… [builds] like extreme weather towards peaks of furious noise…

An absorbing listen that continues to open itself up across repeated plays.”

The Wire (UK) – December 2020

New Age Doom follows up its critically-acclaimed 2020 drone metal opus Himalayan Dream Techno with a collaboration LP featuring late dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry as lead vocalist and an all-star lineup of fearless musicians.

FEATURING

● LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY ● ERIC J. BREITENBACH ● GREG VALOU ● TIM LEFEBVRE ● DONNY MCCASLIN ● DAHM MAJURI CIPOLLARYAN DAHLE ● COLA WARS DANIEL ROSENBOOM THE PASSENGER ● LADY NIGEL BUTTERFLY ●

1. Life Is An Experiment (4:56)

2. Holy Wings (5:48)

3. Fly In The World (3:50)

4. Holy Dub (3:27)

5. Step In Space (7:45)

6. Conquer The Sin (12:27)


PRESS & REVIEWS

“…sprawling and intense… [builds] like extreme weather towards peaks of furious noise…

An absorbing listen that continues to open itself up across repeated plays.”

The Wire (UK) – December 2020

PRESS & REVIEWS for LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY’S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE

“Tempestuous union of drone jazz and daddios and late reggae mad scientist … Grand, unsettling and a fitting finale that propels The Upsetter to a higher plane.”

★★★★

Mojo (UK) – January 2021

“Legendary dub wizard goes out on a high with drone-metal jazz-fusion … Cosmic dub-noise symphonies like “Fly In The World” and “Conquer The Sin” are mighty final testaments to an unquenchable experimental spirit.”

Uncut (UK) – December 2021

“New Age Doom use the dub founder’s commanding presence as a lightning rod for channeling a syncretic new type of heavy music … At its best, the album constitutes a ’70s synthesis 50 years in the making—Sabbath meets electric Miles meets, well, Perry himself, who is able here to simultaneously revisit his most fertile period while breaking heretofore unexplored musical ground.”

Pitchfork (US) – November 2021

“Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Guide to the Universe is the kind of spaced out, benevolent philosophy that we all need in these difficult times and a fine epitaph to a legendary musical adventurer.”

The Arts Desk (UK) Disc of the Day – November 2021

“Each track here is a loping, seething juggernaut, over which Perry’s voice is given ample room to preach, incant, command and conduct … Hints of drone metal and free jazz burn at the edges of the record, the spectral gust of dub turned inside out to maximalist ends … Astonishing stuff – RIP to a real one.”

Loud and Quiet (UK) – November 2021

“It’s a fitting swansong, a dark, dubby trip that will utterly mesmerise you … [New Age Doom] gathered a coterie of the finest musicians and somehow imagined and created a work of incredible creativity and ambition. It is one which follows no rules or set formula and whilst it’s not an easy listen, it is a critical listen. It will take you places that few other albums will.”

Louder than War (UK) – October 2021

“[A] spiritually uplifting ceremony that monumentalizes the creative synergy between its main players, doubling as a bittersweet last hurrah for one of the all-time greats.”

Bandcamp Daily – November 2021

“Bass master Tim Lefebvre and saxophonist Donny McCaslin are just a few names that join the cast here, coming up with some extraordinary stuff that crosses any musical genre border you can imagine. Yet, the highlight is still on Perry, and rightfully so, as his inimitable vocalized rants seem to have inspired everybody involved to come up with some truly inspiring stuff.”

Echoes and Dust – November 2021

RELEASES

VINYL

LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY’S

GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE

(Nov. 2021) [We Are Busy Bodies]

VIDEO

LIFE IS AN EXPERIMENT

(Aug. 2021)

[We Are Busy Bodies]

TRACK

PHONONIC LANDFORM RESONANCE

(Nov. 2020)

[We Are Busy Bodies]

MERCH

LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE

(Dec. 2020)

[We Are Busy Bodies]

ALBUM

HIMALAYAN DREAM TECHNO

(Dec. 2020)

[We Are Busy Bodies]

COMP

Track 6 / DARK INDICATOR II

(Oct. 2020)

[Silent Records]

COMP

Track 31 / BLACK LIVES MATTER

(Jun. 2020)

[Yeah Right! Records]

TRACK

12MARCH

(Mar. 21, 2020)

ALBUM

SELF TITLED

(Sept. 2019)


PRESS & REVIEWS for HIMALAYAN DREAM TECHNO

★★★★

Mojo (UK) – January 2021

“…sprawling and intense… [builds] like extreme weather towards peaks of furious noise…

An absorbing listen that continues to open itself up across repeated plays.”

The Wire (UK) – December 2020

“[An] unsettling piece of art, mimicking the forces of nature at their most destructive, that demands to be heard in one unbroken sitting.”

The Arts Desk (UK) Disc of the Day – January 2021

“New Age Doom simply refuse to recognize musical boundaries … this is a great record that offers a new take on doom, noise, drone, or whatever subgenre you care to place it in.”

NEXUS (Canada) – December 2020

“…vertiginous … truly ritualistic … to get lost in this music is effortless … This is not controlled chaos – it’s chaotic control.”

A Closer Listen – January 2021

“[A] powerful psychoactive improvisation stream. The band ardently lures the listener on a journey through their intriguing vision. Like thousand years old underground shamans, they master a hyper-jump to reach cosmic chaos.”

Grotesqualizer – October 2020

” …when I hit play on the track ‘Phononic Landform Resonance I knew this was really good stuff … with the experimental noises it should sound like chaos but it is far from that!”

Fuzzy Sun – November 2020

” …[layers] masterful and technically terrifying percussion with tube amp screamers, modular freak outs and soothing ambient tones. It’s a completely fucked, completely right piece of music for the frontier coming home.”

Tome To The Weather Machine – December 2020

“…an ecstatic frenzy of muscular experimentation.”

Cyclic Defrost – November 2020

“…incredibly cathartic [and] exudes more energy than you could ever believe for its whole duration.”

Mix It All Up – December 2020

” Combining virtuostic percussion, upright bass and squelching, squealing and cannonballing analog electronics, New Age Doom shred the space time continuum like a bullet through glass. Shattering possible futures and dimensions with abandon.”

Tome To The Weather Machine – January 2021

“…expansive and pummeling.”

Groundsounds – October 2020

“Insert this in any playlist and watch heads turn (and maybe explode).”

American Pancake – December 2020

“The path for a listener should be: find your finest speakers; lend yourself a moment of peace; dive in headfirst.”

giveitaspin.gr – October 2020

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