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The Lost Domain - Blondes Chew More Gum 2xLP

Negative Guest List

Words from the label:

NGL's 20th release is one we could hardly be more humbled by. Originally recorded in 1995 and seeing vinyl here for the first time- as it were always intended- 'Blondes...' is arguably the Lost Domain's first masterpiece and surely represents the group's creative zenith. The record might appeal to fans of Jandek or the People With Chairs Up their Noses, not specifically in sound, but in the skewered approach and unhinged intent. Three drummers forge a tribal, ''free'' landscape, grounded by Simon Ellaby's (AKA Ragtime Frank) vocals and the virtuous guitar work of Papa Lord God & spiritual group leader Dave MacKinnon. What results is one of the finest rock'n'roll records ever cut in Brisbane, Australia, and we are honored to be a part of Dave and the Lost Domain's redemption. 2 LP's housed in deluxe full color gatefold sleeve. Mastered by Matt Earle (XNoBBQX, Breakdance the Dawn, Meat Thump).

- Brendon Annesley / Negative Guest List Records

Track list:

Side A

Indian War Whoop I
The New South
Requiem For The Slow Drag

Side B

Indian Pacific
Air

Side C

A Friend Of My Brother's Wife
It's Coming Rising
Last Go Round

Side D

Do The Standing Still
(I Walk A) Lonely Avenue
Indian War Whoop II

Format:  2 x 12" vinyl record.  33rpm.

Year of release:  2011

Label:  Negative Guest List (NGL020)

City / Country:  Brisbane, Australia

Review:

"As part of his plan for the advancement of music, Brendon from Negative Guest List pushed forth these two missives of freely improvised rock & roll, recorded in Brisbane before he was five years old. Then known as The Invisible Empire, the group that took the name The Lost Domain (a core trio of guitarists who followed one another’s leads, here augmented by a trio of drummers), stretched and sprawled and constantly hit their heads on the low ceilings, spinning out rock/folk/blues sounds from the mind-commune of those who had enlightened themselves to the point where it became impossible to do anything but what they did here. 

The first of the two albums can almost be considered a normalization period, with long songs that shift in and out of their daily allotments of energy. These are a bit hard to deal with and are akin to shoveling snow, the growing notion that if you don’t have a path and start to wander, you may end up alone. Album two all but redeems the time spent in calibrating, as they touch on moments that connect the Velvets to, say, Malesch-era Agitation Free (“It’s Coming Rising”) and commit one really nasty, must-be-heard blues raga in closer “Indian War Whoop II,” the end of which sounds like one of the most glorious cassette-bound skullfuckers to come out of the ‘90s."

Doug Mosurock, Still Single