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Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Morgan Delt is determined to rid gimmicks from contemporary psychedelia. Delt’s dreamy sound is shaped by slowly-lapping guitar chords, multi-tracked vocals and a plethora of modulation (especially reverb) across his arrangements. Rather than focus on a conjured identity– something he feels could be implemented as a marketing tool for psych-rockers–Delt lets his music speak for itself, avoiding the cliches of classic ’60s psychedelia while incorporating other defining elements of the era that ultimately provide for a more friendly listening experience.
With two releases under his belt, Morgan Delt’s optimistic brand of psychedelic songwriting shines on “Some Sunsick Day,” the final track on his recently-released debut LP, Phase Zero, released through Sub Pop. “Some Sunsick Day” evokes the tones of 1960s psych-folk in a modern day setting, not absent of our own issues yet still projecting that same sense of hope found during the Summer of Love.
“Some Sunsick Day” appears on Phase Zero, out now via Sub Pop.
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