Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Movin On Singles

The London stoner and doom scene is excellent right now. there is seemingly no end of great acts who are bringing unique and exciting ideas to the table. Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight (Say that three times fast!) are one such band. This collection of singles traces their origin back to the bands first album, these four leftover tracks have been sitting in a closet collecting dust for a decade, but now the band has seen fit to unleash them upon the masses in conjunction with their label, APF Records.

The thing that really strikes me about this release is the maturity that these tracks represent. Sure, they might have been left on the cutting room floor, but as luck would have it they are actually excellent examples of the stoner doom genre. Yes they lean heavy on the Sabbath worship, but what do you expect of a stoner band? The Sabbath Bloody Sabbath style riffing on a song like I Wanna Be is addictive. It represents a band who who been unrelentingly tapped into their own unique vision. The Movin On Singles show us Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight at a crucial phase in their career and it's fascinating.

There is a warmth to the tone on Movin On Singles that makes them addictive. It's hard not to be entranced with the sheer dedication to volume. Dirge like lyrics including phrases like 'I'm out of time/But I feel fine' speak to the bands ability to really embrace some of the darker elements of the genre. This is a record you can get lost in and one which I find myself constantly coming back too. At just four tracks there's a lot of replayability making this essential listening for anyone diving into the stoner-verse.

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