Mythic Sunship played three shows at the 2019 edition of Roadburn – ”Changing Shapes” documents the most ferocious and courageous of the three. It follows 2018’s ”Another Shape of Psychedelic Music”, where the band incorporated saxophone player Søren Skov, and ventured deep into uncharted sonic territory, somewhere in between fuzzed out space rock and free jazz. A sound that’s both challenging and deeply engaging. As the festival described the album before the show: “The kind of album people talk about years afterward. The kind of album that isn’t for everybody, but for those whom it touches are never quite the same again.”
”Changing Shapes” is a continuation of those ideas, not just a live performance of previous material (only two tracks from ”Another Shape…” are featured on this set). Søren Skov joins the band again here as the five-piece burns through a handful of lengthy pieces in front of an ecstatic audience. It’s an immersive listen, from the curious opening notes of ”Awakening”, to the relentless roar of ”Ophidian Rising”.
”If Mythic Sunship aren’t the shape of psychedelic music to come, it’s in no small part because there are so few out there who could hope to match what they do.” -The Obelisk
”It’s the sound of a band that have fully found their mojo and can just hammer out these sonic slabs that are devoid of cliche and scream originality.” -The Fragmented Flaneur
”They grind out massive riffs and tribal beats like a soundtrack to the apocalypse…This is psychedelic music unlike you’ve heard before.” -Complex Distractions