Portland musician Dewey Mahood (formerly of Eternal Tapestry) is one of the most versatile and prolific musicians in the modern psychedelic underground. As Plankton Wat, he has explored the outer reaches of folk and synthesized drift since the mid-aughts, and his dedication to improvisation above all else, his restless exploratory spirit, has earned him his place as a dark horse in the continuum of contemporary sonic explorers such as Sun Araw (with whom he has collaborated), Expo '70, Steve Gunn, Herbcraft, and Daniel Higgs.
Drifter's Temple harkens back to Mahood's childhood in Northern California, both sonically and conceptually. A loose narrative is woven through these ten instrumental tracks, touching on the Gold Country and Mt. Shasta that populate his native countryside. The album unfolds with the grace and contour of the landscape that inspired it, with finger-picked melodies slowly growing to gigantic peaks of lysergic bliss. His guitar style is as far reaching as ever on Drifter's Temple, which shows him seamlessly integrating his love of the Appalacian folk music of Dock Boggs and Roscoe Holcomb into the subtle Grateful Dead-isms, nods to 70's cosmic music, and overt Crazy Horse moves he has explored on recent releases.
Out on 9th September in Europe via Thrill Jockey
1. Toward the Golden City
2. Changing Winds
3. Klamath at Dusk
5. Empire Mines
6. Hash Smuggler's Blues
7. Dance of Lumeria
8. Western Lament
9. Bread of Dreams
10. Siskiyou Caverns
Fri Sep 13th Mainz, Germany - Walpodenakademie
Sat Sep 14th Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
Mon Sep 16th Skive, Denmark - Artschool
Thu Sep 19th Hamburg, Germany - Golem
Fri Sep 20th Tilburg, The Netherlands - Incubate Festival
Sat Sep 21st Antwerp, Belgium - Scheldapïen
Sun Sep 22nd Gent, Belgium - Kinky Star
Mon Sep 23rd London, UK - Cafe OTO w/ Date Palms, J Spaceman, Kid Millions, Pat Thomas
Thu Sep 26th Glasgow, UK - Stereo
Fri Sep 27th Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psych Fest
Sat Sep 28th Hastings, UK - The Kave Gallery
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