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Blaak Heat Shifting Mirrors

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Blaak Heat Shifting Mirrors on Limited Edition LP

Los Angeles avant-garde psych rock band Blaak Heat (formerly Blaak Heat Shujaa) will release its new album, Shifting Mirrors, in May 2016 via Tee Pee Records. Recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Deftones), at Megawatt Recording (Santana, Tool), the record builds on the band's self-coined "Arabian fuzz" and is the follow-up to the trio's 2013 Scott Reeder-produced full-length, The Edge of an Era, which was hailed as a "journey down a road littered with influences from '60s psychedelic prog-rock, '70s krautrock, and chord structures influenced by Middle Eastern and world music" by LA Weekly.

Blaak Heat‘s intercontinental desert rock engulfs your mind in images of mystic castle mirages, slamming both body and soul into an ocean of reverb fuzz. Formed in Paris by guitarist/vocalist Thomas Bellier (ex-Spindrift) in 2008, the band relocated to Los Angeles in 2012. The transcendental tension between the group's heavy rock roots and its organic inclination to drift towards psychedelia pays homage to the vast collection of mind-expanding sounds the trio grew up on: neo-psychedelia, surf rock, spaghetti westerns, Middle Eastern scales and Far Eastern melodies. Shifting Mirrors‘ is an album that is both intriguing and unrelenting, featuring 10 tracks that explore a range of tonalities, tempos and traditional soundscapes. 

"We took our favorite Middle Eastern tonalities and reinterpreted them through the prism of our cultural baggage; weird European psychedelia, a healthy dose of vintage hard rock and some experimental jazz," says Bellier. "With producer Matt Hyde, we were able to mix loud fuzz guitar tones with traditional acoustic instruments, such as the Oud and the Kanun. For example, the track ‘Mola Mamad Djan' is an Afghan folk song for which we reworked the arrangement into something more rocking."

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