A psych-folk/ space-rock psychedelic pop trio from Dunedin, New Zealand, The Shifing Sands alternate between the dreamy and the urgent. While the hyper-melodic jangle-pop sometimes references the “Dunedin sound”, the injection of synthesizer & sitar into the mix turns everything on its head.
The music on “Cosmic Radio Station” was first beamed into the Pacific ether from a woolshed and a tumbledown house perched on the hills above Port Chalmers near Dunedin during a period of heightened solar flare and aurora activity in the deep south.
The eye-popping sleeve, by renowned Port Chalmers artist Jim Cooper, gives some idea of the psych-dealing within. First and foremost this is an album dripping melody through the shifting haze, with shimmering strings, and harmonies. The cosmic radio station is on air. Tune in… turn on… pop out.
Tracklist: Waiting For The Sun / All The Stars / We All Fall Down / Making It Through / Whareakeake / Should Be Better / Dreaming To Keep Awake / Coming Back / Abstract Objects / Radio Silence
Fishrider Records FISH015