What a name for a band… that’s how to name a group. This is a truly weird mini-album from a very odd neo-psychedelic-freakout band who later shortened their name to just Walkingseeds. I first heard of them when they had this shorter monicker, after picking up a 7″ of theirs for two reasons:
- It contained a cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Astronomy Domine’, which was interesting to me: easy song to cover, hard song to cover well.
- It was the first release on Paperhouse Records (I bought it a couple of years after release); later releases of theirs had proved to be somewhat collectible, ergo their first release must be worth a couple of million quid.
This mini-album precedes that single and I picked it up after owning the single for some years – truly bending the rules of space and time in a way that I’m sure Walkingseeds [Sensory Deprivation Chamber Quarter] would be proud of, weirdoes that they were. Don’t know much about this band, but from (what I presume to be) their photograph on the front of this record, along with the pseudo-Victoriana style of the design, I’d suggest that they were cheeky acidhead tricksters. Or had a lot of time on their hands. Or were too inventive for their own good.
Glass Records, by the way, released a lot of good music: Spacemen 3; The Perfect Disaster; The Pastels; The Red Crayola; and much more, including several thousand Jazz Butcher albums. Their records don’t tend to turn up too much these days I’ve noticed: I’d grab them whenever you get the chance.