The Philly-based psychonauts Ecstatic Vision make brawny prog that feels like an apparition. Their totemic compositions heave and roil with the creaking weight of Hawkwind records, but things aren’t as they seem. Their approach to familiar structures are unpredictable and the casually flitting guitar lines are ghostly, unsettling mirages that change shape and form the instant you feel like you have them figured out.
The trio’s debut LP Sonic Praise surfaces next week on Relapse Records, but before it does its streaming here in full. Check it out here, alongside the dates of an upcoming tour with their fellow Philadelphians in Creepoid.
Ecstatic Vision tour dates:
June 23 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
June 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #
June 30 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery5 #
July 1 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony #
# with Creepoid