Single of the Week: Alexander Korostinsky “Bones of God”
Out now on Italy’s Record Kicks label is the debut from Alexander Korostinsky, “Bones of God.” Korostinsky is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Reno, Nevada best known for the rootsy modern rock of The Sextones. But on this solo debut, he delivers two sides of heavy psychedelia. “Bones of God” owes a great debt to the Turkish psych of the 1960s and 70s that’s been enjoying a revival as of late (check out Altin Gün and Sven Wunder, for starters). Electrified saz (a stringed lute-like instrument with origins dating back to the Ottoman Empire) and sitar float over a groove that sounds like a Mulatu Astatke contribution to the Darjeeling Limited soundtrack.
The B-side, “Altin Maske,” is a more contemplative and melodic track. But equally mind-expanding in its head-nodding groove.
The limited vinyl is already sold out on Korostinsky’s Bandcamp page but digital copies are still available. And both sides are ready for streaming on Spotify.
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