Prove your humanity: 2   +   5   =  

Released: May 2015

By its very nature psychedelic music can be a pretty jarring affair, and as such takes a great precision to get it right. For Jacco Gardner, Hypnophobia tends to hit all the right spots.

The edge of the seat discomfort of Another You has flashes of Gary Numan, and segues into the whirling, 60s-inspired proto-folk of Grey Lanes beautifully.

At times there are flashes of tragic folk hero Nick Drake, most notably on Brightly, that makes you feel like you are actually experiencing the 60s – or for those of a certain generation – able to experience it and actually remember it.

It’s lucid, angsty, trippy and repetitive all at the same time, and makes for a gloriously authentic foray into a genre long consigned to the history books.

★★★

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