Sound Effect Records presents the definitive vinyl edition of one of modern psych classics! Lamp of the Universe’s, 2001 debut, “The Cosmic Union”, as a double gatefold vinyl with restored artwork, no extra tracks, no fancy stuff, just Lamp of the Universe’s transcendental experience as it was meant to be. “The Cosmic Union” is out on November 11th, on limited edition black and yellow/purple disc-1/disc-2 vinyl.
Lamp of the Universe is a solo project by Craig Williamson, who was the vocalist, lyricist and bass player in the mighty Datura, but this is the total opposite of that group's full-on rock overload. 'The Cosmic Union' is an incense drenched mellow groove of an album, with sitars, tablas, flute, keyboards, spacious guitar and stoned trancy drumming. The authentic eastern flavoured '60s sound is comparable to Dead Flowers, Saddar Bazaar and Tangle Edge, combined with the hypnotic groove of Spacemen 3 and the spacier moments of Porcupine Tree. The perfect, opium-hazed soundtrack to those "quiet nights in".