Comets On Fire Blue Cathedral on LP + Download
Blue Cathedral (2004) is the third album from Comets on Fire and their first for Sub Pop. It's also the Bay area band's most varied and richly textured. With their first two albums, (2001's eponymous debut and 2002's Field Recordings from the Sun) they established themselves as flag-bearers of modern psychedelia. Their trademark sound here is enriched by more structured, keyboard-driven jams, churning Blue Oyster Cult-ish chooglers and slow burners reminiscent of Harvest-era Pink Floyd. Comets' core of Ethan Miller (guitar, vocals), Noel Harmonson (savage analog electronicist, vocal echoplex player), Ben Flashman (bass) and Utrillo Belcher (drums) was also augmented in an official capacity by Ben Chasny (otherwise known as Six Organs of Admittance) on second guitar. Chasny collaborated on Field Recordings, but this time out they make it official.