Magic Eye – Babylon CS

NNF291

NNF291

Co-ed Edinburgh Nyquil-pop trio Magic Eye have always favored a faded, falling-through-clouds songwriting mode but Babylon filters these instincts through sensual space echo and narcoleptic fidelities, birthing their best collection yet. Comprised of Alex (guitar/programming), Bek (guitar/vocals), and Roma (vocals), they suffered the rite of passage / indignity of recording their first set of songs at an overly polish-prone studio, rendering the results grit-less and tame. Fortunately they regrouped, salvaged the stems, and methodically pieced everything back together into a lusher, degraded haze. Subsequent versions of some of these songs surfaced on 2013’s Shreddin’ On Heaven’s Door but the Babylon mixes predate them, primordial heroin hanging in the sky, beautifully blurred, naked, and melting in the light. Mastered by Elvis Valentine. Artwork and layout by BB. Edition of 99.