Laser Background // Laser Background EP
James Batsford is a really cool guy. He runs the London-based label Stroll On Records and I got to know him through a few releases that he did with Acid Glasses. Since then James has kept me up to date with everything the label has done (and has even sent me some cool stuff in the mail, too). His most recent release comes from Philadelphia native Andy Moholt’s weirdo pop project Laser Background. The self-titled EP contains five tracks of brilliant and somewhat paranoid psych pop. In many ways it reminds me of the weird transitional phase that pop music went through as it moved from the 1970’s to the 1980’s.
The best description for what’s going on here comes from Andy himself. As he puts it:
“The Concept Of Laser Background Centers Around Childhood. The EP’s Artwork Is In Fact A Picture From My Second Grade School Photo. A Lot Of The Ideas Laser Background Tries To Invoke Focus On How Confusing And Crazy And In A Lot Of Ways How Psychedelic It Feels To Be A Child Trying To Make Sense Of A Fucking Crazy Adult World.”
The EP is limited to and edition of 100 cassettes, so make sure you grab one from the label’s store if you dig it!