UK-based psychedelic rockers Black Market Karma present their new single 'In My Child Mind (E to A)'. This is the second taste of their new album ‘Aped Flair & Hijacked Ideas'. The album will be released in late September via London boutique label Flower Power Records.
This groovy laid-back single is accompanied by a video shot throughout the magical realm of Japan, wandering all around Tokyo full of child wonder and joy. Filmed by film director Louisa Pili in November 2017, this video was edited by BMK mastermind Stanley Belton, following him as he blissfully trips throughout Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Meiji Jingu, Ueno Park, HARRY Hedgehog Cafe, Akihabara, Asakusa, Kazunoya Oiwake and Red Shoes.
Hailing from London and now residing on the South coast of England, the band are back with a colourful carousel of jingle jangle and distorted wobble, following up the 2021 long-player 'The Technicolour Liquid Audio Machine', a lo-fi instrumental, nostalgic, beat driven opus concocted during the 2020 lockdown.
Not long ago, the band released the lead track 'Dead Trajectory' with accompanying video featuring live footage filmed by Jenn Cliff-Wilcock in October 2021 during Black Market Karma's UK tour. For additional feel-good factor, Act Cool Records also released a live session with Stanley Belton.
Their tenth album 'Aped Flair & Hijacked Ideas' is a loaded 11-track offering with a fluid texture of beach-soaked instrumentation. Themes range from observations of the sycophantic circles that leach from the arts, desperately trying to stay spiritually close to a geographically distant love, Japanese folklore and the deep connection between man and beast.
“I like to think of the sound of this record as Aquatica. It's like a psychedelic carousel of syrupy melody and liquid audio. Fat, baggy, saturated bass and drums, shimmering jangly guitars, wobbling fuzz, drunken keyboards and telephonic vocals. Imagine something along the lines of The Velvet Underground and The Troggs making tunes together but underwater, performing on marine life instead of instruments and routing the whole thing through a UFO," says Stanley Belton.