Concrete Rubber Band - Risen Savior CD. Official reissue of this ultra-rare early 70s Christian underground basement psychedelic rock album. This thing sounds like a long lost basement Jesus acid trip dream, in other words, it sounds about as rare as it looks and is.
Here's what the label says about it:
"Some of the most "out there" psychedelic sounds can be found on this Kansas trio's "mega-rare-bear" custom LP. One of the first Christian groups to tinker with synthesizers and be experimental at the same time. The song, "Christian", for example, opens with a Bach fugue before laying in its steady rock beat punctuated with subterranean wah-wah guitar and a wild, heavily modulated synth lead.
The song, "Wicked", opens side two with a bizarre amalgam of what sounds like synthesized, bubbling lava pits, frequency oscillations, distorted, sci-fi vocals and shortwave, static patterns. This is Christian psychedelia at its most underground and extreme with all the ear marks of a bad drug trip which, given the songs dark subject matter, works just fine.
Likewise, "What Shall We Do?" opens with a lengthy outpouring of some of the most vicious, distorted, fuzz guitar ever then relaxes into a spooky, dream-like ballad before it climaxes with a flying saucer effect that sounds straight out of Dark Side of the Moon.
There are several, fine and moody garage tracks here as well. Difficult to describe they are highly listenable and quite creative. Dense echoes lend to the homemade feel of the entire project. A monster for sure with under 500 LPs made at the initial pressing. Duncan Long, the main man behind the synths, guitars and song writing is now a published science fiction author."
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