(New Album Review) Memnon Sa- Citadel

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Here’s a great new album that was recently forwarded to me: Memnon Sa’s Citadel, a collection of instrumentals that is highly recommended for all enthusiasts of krautrock revival, psychedelia, and doom metal. Memnon Sa is the pseudonym of Misha Hering, a musician and well-established recording engineer who worked on Citadel at his London studio Holy Mountain. Misha has described his music as “ancient psychedelia”. One could pitch it best as being halfway between drone doom like Sunn O))) and classic psych stuff like Ash Ra Tempel– it is somber, heavy psych rock, almost metal (but not quite), and it easily lends itself to weird imagery of pagan rituals. Here is the cool music video that Pyramide Noire has put out for “Heca Emem Ra”:

It is not common these days to happen upon jammy, droning, psychedelic rock that does not also eschew melody. The last thing I listened to that reminded me of  Misha’s…

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One Response to “(New Album Review) Memnon Sa- Citadel”

  1. This is great.
    Misha helped me to record the Merrin ep last year.
    Good peoples.

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