Mirage - Telepathic Radio LPCentripetal Force / Cardinal Fuzz
Centripetal Force (North America) and Cardinal Fuzz (UK/Europe) are excited to release the vinyl edition of Mirage’s Telepathic Radio. Mirage is a project manifested from the mind of Rocco Freedman, who, before moving to the desert of the Morongo Basin, was a member of Boston psychpunkers, Banshee. Drawn to the desert by dreams of exotic lands since childhood, Freedman, also known as Cozmik, found himself in Twentynine Palms, just outside of Joshua Tree, and immediately felt a kinship with the land and set forth to bring Telepathic Radio to fruition. Inspired by the desert’s mysteries - the datura flower in particular—and driven by voices that existed in his head since his youth, Freedman single-handedly laid down hours of guitar, drum, and keyboard tracks and spent days recording excerpts from nature documentaries and canceled sitcoms. The end result, of course, being the album that sits before you now. Presented in mixtape fashion, or perhaps more accurately, a psychotropic sound collage lifted straight from Freedman’s psyche, Telepathic Radio is a wild sonic excursion that daringly teeters between torrents of fuzz addled angst, flourishes of kosmische-induced drones, and incredibly captivating melodies. It is certainly not a stretch to say that the listening experience is as schizophrenic as desert life itself, which can deliver pummeling burning furnaces by day and pastel streaked sunsets by night. Previously available digitally, as well as limited runs on cassette and CD, this edition of the album is being presented in a 250 copy vinyl pressing.