Distorted and groovy, Mirror Eye brings psychedelic up to date.
Following up their debut album, Dins, N.Y.C.’s Psychic Ills returns with psychedelic fuzz fest Mirror Eye. The 10-minute “Mantis” starts this fab collection of electronic ditties with dreamy vocals riding over modulated sonic waves, anchored by a slow tribal beat. “Meta” picks up the pace, containing trance-like singing and Indian-influenced guitar echoes. “Sub Synth” is a laser-like mini instrumental, and then it’s off into orbit for the spacey, free-form “Eyes Closed.” “I Take You As My Wife Again” is one of the best “out there” guitar/synth/percussion jams these old, acid-encoded ears have ever heard—it’s right up there with Syd Barrett–era Pink Floyd and the Orb. As a psychedelic aficionado, I must say Psychic Ills is the real deal—they don’t just make noise but truly deliver the distorted, groovy goods. Mirror Eye stands as a testament to the genre, proving it’s not a dated ’60s relic.