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Premiere: Dictaphone Blues Unveil Mind-Expanding Single 'Elastic Meditation'

Premiere: Dictaphone Blues Unveil Mind-Expanding Single 'Elastic Meditation'

Photo by Lucinda McConnon / Thursday 19th April, 2018 11:37AM

Auckland's Dictaphone Blues (the recording project of Eddie Castelow) have unveiled a mind-expanding single titled 'Elastic Meditation', ahead of the release of their latest EP this May. Drawing inspiration from the classic rock canon of Led Zeppelin and Genesis, the infectious new tune burrows directly into earholes via Castelow's stadium-sized guitars, anthemic vocals and bubbling synths, with appropriately huge production courtesy of UK producer Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, The Who, Kylie Minogue). Castelow will be tearing up the stage with his live band alongside guitar-pop Dunedin-ites Two Cartoons for free next Friday 27th April at Auckland's Panhead Custom Bar, read his words on the snappy new song and listen up below...

"I wanted a heavier sounding song on my EP, and a mixture of Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' and Genesis' 'Land Of Confusion' seemed like a good balance. I had my palette of instruments that I was using for the songs on the EP sussed, so I just went to town on those. The seed of the lyrics came from watching heaps of anti gravity tech videos on youtube (do we still call these videos?), folks like Bob Lazar and John Hutchison. Ground breaking minds that got called loonies and received death threats etc etc. Got me thinking about finding a better way to live and crossing over to another realm of consciousness. This and the other songs on the EP were mixed by a guy in the UK, Dave Eringa. He's worked with The Who which was a huge bonus A: because he is really good at recording / mixing and B: because he had Pete Townshend stories."


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