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Reviewed by Austin Powell, August 12, 2011, Music

Christian Bland & the Relevators

The Lost Album (Reverberation Appreciation Society)

Recorded in an old ice cream factory with Greg Ashely in 2007, Christian Bland knocks the dust off his solo debut with lo-fi juvenilia of the Syd Barrett variety ("Jabberwocky," "Icy Gray") and an unplugged, murderous lament ("Katy"). The Relevators' psych-pop is all drone and no attack, though the Fifties twist of "Tallahassee Lassie," ghostly shaker "I See You," and nine-minute bonus track "Psychic Haze" all merit rewrites by the Black Angels. **.5

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