Se Hendrix baixasse por aqui novamente e resolvesse fazer uma jam, certamente ele pegaria sua fender e tocaria com o trio estadunidense Carlton Melton.
Out To Sea o disco de estreia dos caras é longo, denso, repleto de intensas e delirantes viagens abordo de guitarras estridentes ou climas ácidos e derretidos. Conexões com os os prediletos da casa o Bardo Pond também ficam evidentes no decorrer do disco.
O Carlton Melton teve o dom de fazer um dos grandes discos psych desse ano,
***** Interview with Carlton Melton *****
1- CM started in July 2008 . We were born inside a geodesic dome in Northern California . We went up there one weekend to party/make some noise. We didn't realize we were starting a band- it just happened.
Q: Who are your influences?
2- influences: Hendrix, Spacemen 3, Bardo Pond, Parliament Funkadelic, Country Joe and the Fish, Nick Drake.
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3- 5 all time albums: (no particular order)
13th Floor Elevators- 'Easter Everywhere'
Jimi Hendrix Experience- 'Electric Ladyland'
Nick Drake- 'Pink Moon'
My Bloody Valentine- 'Isn't Anything'
Neil Young- 'On the Beach'
Q. How do you feel playing live?
4- playing live: I love performing live . I'm usually nervous as hell before a show. But when I finally get on stage I feel at home. I love meeting people before/after the show. That is my favorite part of playing music: meeting people.
Q. How do you describe Carlton Melton sounds?
5- CM sound: I consider it soundtrack music. We are, I have been told, psychedelic. Add a dash of hillbilly, old school hip hop, rock, blues, and just about anything we are influenced by, and that is our sound.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6- recording process: We don't rehearse before a recording session. We go into it completely open-minded. We record the entire session and just see what happens. Afterwards, we listen back and say 'this works' or 'this doesn't work'. Somehow it usually works out. I guess it has something to do with the fact that Rich and I have been playing music together for 25 years.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7- new bands I recommend:
White Manna, Mugstar, vert:x, Earthling Society, Kandodo, Golden Void, Hot Lunch, Glitter Wizard, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete. Plenty more that I can't think of at the moment.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8- we have already covered Pink Floyd ('when you're in), Hawkwind (time we left this world today). Our bassist Clint wants us to try a Neu! tune. I want to try Zeppelin's 'Four Sticks', but we don't have a singer.
Q: What are your plans for the future....
9- future plans: We have 2 Bay Area shows coming up, then we are touring UK/ EU this Fall for three weeks. One of the shows being the Liverpool Psych Fest in late September w/ Spiritualized, The Heads, and dozens of other wonderful acts. After that, more recording sessions, more gigs- more fun.
Q: Any parting words?
10- The band is:
Andy Duvall (drums,guitar), Clint Golden (bass), Rich Millman (guitar,synth).