Title: Red Shift/Blue Shift
Vinyl: Sold Out
Description: Mugstar are the sound of ten thousand suns exploding, pulsing with repetitive beauty, pounding like a supersonic mantra. And 'Red Shift' embodies classic Mugstar at the pinnacle of their colossal powers with a grating barrage of repetitive post-rock force as heavy cyclical guitar riffs, unrelenting drums, percolating organs and deep bass strokes rise ominously. Utterly brilliant. That immense opener is underpinned by 'Blue Shift', a whacked fuzz expertly stripped down to emphasize a seamless mix of cone-filtered organs, effects-laden guitar glitch, tight drums and an insistent bass line that pulls you into a six minute daze beautifully. It could go on for sixty and still be entirely engrossing. Headphones are an absolute must and mind altering substances recommended.
Track(s): 1. Red Shift 2. Blue Shift
Edition: Limited to one copy per person/household
Released: 5 September 2010
Personnel: Steve Ashton, Neil Murphy, Peter Smyth, Jason Stoll