Out this week is a new mix of Andrew Douglas Rothbard’s debut solo album, Abandoned Meander, which came out this past Halloween. If you’re not familiar with his name you may be with his former band, Pleasure Forever. After Pleasure Forevers demise, Rothbard was said to have become a bit of a recluse, spending the last 3 years exclusively working on the album and planning out his series of upcoming albums. “Abandoned Meander is the first in a planned five-record series outlining the Discordiant concept of the “law of fives:” Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis, Parenthesis, and Paralysis, each of which represents a different stage of life.” Abandoned Meander, has been hailed as a psychedelic masterpiece by several critics, yet seems to remain one of those gems that has been looked over thus far. Recommended if you like Six Organs of Admittance, Grizzly Bear or Robbie Basho. On Abandoned Meander, Andrew Douglas spins salacious spiderwebs of acoustic guitar and electric distortion, captured within are his shaking vocals embattled in the struggle between predator and prey. Now is as good a time as ever to jump onto the Rothbard wagon, his second album in the series focuses on the Antithesis and is due for release in only a few months.
Have a listen:
Buy the newly remixed LP here.