Moksha 1987. SOMACD1
Luke Marshall wanted to hear this, which seemed like a good enough reason to dig it out.
If you’re only familiar with the Shamen’s drug soaked dance records, this psychedelic pop album, their debut, might come as a bit of a surprise. It’s still recognisably them, mainly because of the vocals, but the style is very different.
It’s a strong album – the song writing is very good and they pull off the retro psychedelic sound with aplomb. Vocal harmonies, mad guitar effects; it’s all there and remarkably well played for a debut album. It also hangs together pretty well as a coherent whole.