GOD UNKNOWN RECORDS TO REISSUE WELLWATER CONSPIRACY
‘DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY’ ALBUM ON SEPTEMBER 22ND
FEATURING MEMBERS OF MONSTER
A TRUE PSYCHEDELIC GEM – AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER HERE:
Formed by Monster Magnet's John McBain and Soundgardens Matt Cameron & Ben Shepherd in 1993 during some downtime from their day jobs and side project Hater (who released a self-titled album in 1993), Wellwater Conspiracy set about immersing themselves in the dayglo world of sixties psychedelia, channelling the vibrations of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd and the 13th Floor Elevators to produce the garage lo-fi-lysergic assault on the senses that is their debut album ‘Declaration of Conformity’. Originally issued on Mudhoneys Steve Turners Super Electro label in 1997, the album was met with critical acclaim upon its release and Rolling Stone magazine said, & Declarations tinny, fuzzed-out sonics decidedly evoke the Summer of Love.&
God Unknown Records are proud to be welcoming the album back into print and on all digital platforms, and this coming September 22nd will see the release of a remastered vinyl pressing with extra tracks and new artwork taking influence from Blue Note Records fabled artwork.
From start to finish, ‘Declaration Of Conformity’ is a loving homage to the true beginnings of psychedelic rock, long before the music got harder and heavier. Songs like ‘Green Undertow’ and ‘Sleeveless’ hark back to the time when The Beatles were spinning the world on its axis with ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’, Syd Barrett was the piper at the gates of dawn and Roky Erickson was
introducing the world to his Texan psychedelic sounds. Wellwater Conspiracy’s music exists in that moment when pop music started to fracture and go far further out. It was still pop music, but the edges were starting to blur and the sounds were starting to fracture. This is where ‘Declaration of Conformity’ sits; at the dawn of one of the biggest cultural shifts in musical history.
You can pre-order ‘Declaration of Conformity’ here:
GOD101 – Wellwater Conspiracy – Declaration of Conformity LP track-listing.
You Do You
I Love You Everyday
Nati Bati Yi
Far Side of Your Moon
Space Travel in the Blink Of An Eye
Declaration of Conformity
The Bandcamp link will also feature two bonus download only tracks, a cover of ‘Akka Ragga’ by Shocking Blue and ‘Late Night’ by Syd Barrett. Both tracks feature Josh Homme on guitar and bass.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.