Just nine months after the release of their debut album "Noeth AC Anoeth" Welsh cosmonauts Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard return with yet another slice of psych drenched, spaced out doom with second opus "Y Proffwyd Dwyll". on New Heavy Sounds
"Y Proffwyd Dwyll" is the second instalment in an ongoing trilogy of theme-based albums and sees MWWB weaving into the space/doom fabrics of their sound elements of ambient psych and prog complexity, elements enhanced by the addition to their sonic cannon of Moog synthesisers and cello. Those that are expecting something akin to the 30 minute plus jams of the first albums epic centrepiece " Nachthexen" may be disappointed to discover that the songs on "Y Proffwyd Dwyll" are of a much shorter length, but that disappointment will soon dissipate when realising that with the shorter running times comes a sharper focus on ideas and vision. Dominated by heavy guitar riffage and thundering rhythms surrounded by washes of Moog colouring , the six songs that make up "Y Proffwyd Dwyll" see the band fusing elements of Ufomammut-like heavy psych with swirling Hawkwind-esque space rock Over these sonic grooves of substantial heaviness sit the haunting tones of vocalist/bassist Jessica Ball her haunting voice the polar opposite of the heavyweight grooves surrounding her, sweet and fragile they sit atop the doom laden metallic bluster beneath them like cream on a razor blades edge giving the album a balance of beauty and brutality that is truly startling.
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Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard are: Paul Michael Davies, synth and guitar. Jessica Ball, bass, vocals, synth. Wez Leon, synth and guitar. James ‘Carrat’ Carrington, synth and drums.
"Y Proffwyd Dwyll " releases on all formats 30th September 2016 and can be purchased here