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Calypso is the experimental sound of Samantha Richman, Sheets Tucker and Jackson Scott. It is a project that defies any kind of standard set up, whereupon every effort to try and compartmentalise their creations into any understandable, straightforward description is met with difficulty. Oracle meanders through a trough of creepy experimentation and grunge desert rock that flickers with psychedelic undercurrents. From the very opening, you are quickly plunged into a pool of confusion and grunged-up darkness that creeps and gurgles with unexpected twists and turns.

Scott has described his outing with Calypso as a "musical project where we can really do anything we want" and it becomes immediately clear that this is a mantra the collective keep at its heart throughout the 6 track EP. Even during the recording process the band members changed, with the amount of people involved at any point expanding or detracting as the project seemed fit.

In many ways, the collection of tracks is a work of experimentation where the members were able to shake off any kind of pressure of expectation or barriers and create whatever they pleased. This is seen most vividly in the spine-tingling swirls of 'Diablo Grins', with its sinister kaleidoscope of colours that bring you deeper and deeper into the grudging dessert darkness. Or the 'Psychoactive Basement Session #1' which flexes its jamming muscles into a full ten minutes of jamming. It's as though 10 different tracks were ripped apart and stuck back together again to form a completely different picture to what could have been originally intended - where jagged edges point out from every direction.

It's not all about the indulgent jamming escapades, though. 'Velvet Void' slips in with a deceptive softness that is underlined by a pounding bass line - giving it a sinister edge - then there's the grinding energy of 'Isn’t Now' that smashes and crashes with vintage punk energy, utilising power chords to get across its jutting, Velvet Underground-esque attitude.

In many ways, this EP is not a finished piece of work, but an insight into a myriad of sonic ideas. There are no rules or boundaries for this collective, but at times their obsession to defy the ordinary is what leads them astray. However, there's still something entrancing and interesting laying amongst the chaos.

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