Format: 2 x 12" vinyl record. 33rpm.
Year of release: 2011
Label: Negative Guest List (NGL020)
City / Country: Brisbane, Australia
"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