Say Psych: Album Review: Mugstar & Damo Suzuki Live @ The Invisible Wind Factory

The Weird Beard are set to release something rather special, a live recording of Mugstar & Damo Suzuki recorded at the Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool in 2018. The vinyl set for release on 14 July will be limited to 500, with 300 pressed on random ‘eco vinyl’ & 200 on an exclusive coloured variant only available direct from us. The first 50 of these will be hand numbered and will contain an art print / insert not available anywhere else making this release one for the collectors.

The set, recorded at Wrong Festival in April 2018 at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory was regarded as a “dynamic and memorable set” and so this release is “essential listening for any fans of Mugstar, Damo or indeed high quality and inventive improvised or psychedelic rock.”

I was fortunate enough to have been at the event myself, and in reviewing the gig I had this to say “And now its back to IWF for the main event, legendary Japanese kraut rocker Damo Suzuki is joining Liverpool’s most famous psychedelic sons Mugstar on stage for a truly one of a kind performance. Damo’s enigmatic, entirely improvised performances have become legendary, and tonight’s show is no exception. Mugstar who are usually a dominating force are overshadowed by the great man, sinking into the background yet still creating incredibly enjoyable music that sees the venue bopping along happily. These performances are always hard to describe due to their unique nature and the sheer spectacle. Having a legend on stage is a hard feet for any band to match, yet somehow Mugstar step up to the plate. The set is over in what feels like minutes, but obviously isn’t and they all leave the stage to cheers and applause from the crowd. It’s not clear whether this partnership will ever happen again, but regardless everyone can take away the fact that this has been special.”

The last question has now been answered somewhat in this release; listen, absorb and relish this unique offering.

Order the vinyl here, digital here

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