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    Sons of the Void is the latest project from David Max, former bassist/songwriter with Hoboken/NYC psych rockers Tadpoles. Following his tenure with Tadpoles, David emigrated to Switzerland and began a 5-year stint as guitarist/songwriter in Genesis P-Orridge’s psych-futurist collective Psychic TV. David has also worked along side many pioneers of drone, dream and psych over the years, including Sonic Boom and Gibby Haynes. After meeting Nick Nobody, David struck out on his own with ‘Simple Psychedelic Pleasures.’ A band was assembled to tour ‘SSP,’ and shortly after a new crop of songs began to take shape. After establishing their own studio, Logical Magic Recordings in Basel, David and Nick took those songs to the next logical step: the debut album of Sons of the Void.

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☆☆☆☆ | “Sons Of The Void provides a welcome antidote to the crushing weight of drone and stoner-rock that constitutes so much of the psychedelic listening experience these days. By turns playful, inventive and melodic … sparkling arrangements pitched somewhere between latter-day Fabs and a slightly unhinged Byrds. … an impressive collection of tunes delivered with deftness of touch and more than a few neat hooks. We need more of this, really we do.”—Shindig! Magazine

“…an epic, aural experience that blends – almost deliriously so – dream soundscapes, field recordings, psychedelic obscurities and off-kilter pop. … This is a masterwork by musicians for, in many ways, musicians – or, at least, music lovers unafraid of headphone worthy acts. As a whole, It’s well worth the solitary experience and close listen.”—The Active Listener

“…an album that has its own distinctive sonic sound, one that takes a little while to tune into. When you do however you discover a gem of an album that will get regular airtime.”—The Terrascope

“Bright and vivacious … “Kolliderscope,” which opens with what sounds like a stadium live band getting ready to rawwwwwwwwwwk, before turning into the sort of backwards-band experiment that the Beatles liked to play with, might be the key cut, but the whole album grips the turntable like you’ll never want to remove it. And it wouldn’t let you if you did.”—Goldmine Magazine

“The album cover, the description, the name of the band … everything on this band seems to be related to psychedelia.…psychedelic music that every fan of the style should get their ears on.”—Oblique Musique

“There is a beautiful calmness surrounding every track on this release that's intensely melancholic, brilliantly overpowering and deeply infectious. Sons Of The Void expertly push the experimental sonic envelope but somehow manage to stay within the realms of the psych purist. If you have to listen to one album today, it should be this! Recommended listening!”—The Sound of Confusion

“ … an 8 track trip through Psychedelic Pop n Roll with Byrdsesque country touches particularly noted on the opening melancholic yet dreamy 'Leichenblume'. … standout track for me is the wonderful 'The Things We Wish', a perfect slice of sixties infused pop that wouldn't be out of place on a Love album.”—Atom Heart Mutha

“ … gentle ascending chord progressions, pretty arpeggios, well thought out textures and gentle melodies delivered via soft, knowingly buried vocals. It’s a sugary pill that’s tempered with the occasional tangential heavy freakout and venture into sonics. Good to know that the search for the lost chord continues.”—Harmonic Distortion

“ … a superb album … Percussion driven ‘Kolliderscope’ recalls the Silver Apples played by Kevin Shields whilst ‘Hope I Don’t Miss’ wouldn’t have been amiss on an early Flaming Lips set … Recommended.”—The Strange Brew

“‘Leichenblume’, opens to otherworldly funerary chants, blossoming in chiming shades, of omniscient pastoral bliss; ‘Don’t Forget To Pray’, continues the up tempo layering, a kaleidoscopic dreamscape, tumbling within melancholic undertows; ‘Kolliderscope’, pushes the experimental envelope, awash with studio wizardry … A defiant statement that a cloud-bound, collaborative Camelot, shall not remain forever unassailable.”—Chromaticism

“This is a truly exceptional set of songs, bursting with original, creative ideas, and transforming melodic pop into a mind expanding experience. … All the things I most love about music are expertly brought together in this one album. And if the superb music wasn’t enough, the entire package is a complete work of art … ”—Bliss/Aquamarine

“Released by those fine purveyors of immaculate taste Sunrise Ocean Bender, the debut album from Sons Of The Void is somewhat of an oddity in 2016, being a proper psychedelic record in an age where a great deal of Psych Rock is effectively 70s heavy rock dressed up in groovy threads.…Opening with a headrush of sparkling guitars, the Sons Of The Void debut album takes you on a twisted trip through eight acid drenched tracks that at their core all have a rock solid pop sensibility, it’s as if pop history has been rewritten and the Byrds made lo-fi records with Timothy Leary.”—Thee Psychedelicatessen

“…takes one back to the eighties and the Paisley Underground scene. 'Kolliderscope' starts with snippets of spoken word found sounds before launching into a jaunty, psych-inflected song full of echoey vocal effects and a real sense of the sixties. 'Absorption' has the feel of late era Beatles, with some lovely psych guitar and a rich, hazy melody. …'Hope I Don't Miss' initially harks back to 60/70's West Coast America and the Topanga Canyon scene, but then the fuzz kicks in becoming a wall of noise behind the vocals … in these days of 'turn everything up to 11' 'Sons Of The Void' is a breath of fresh air…”—Dayz of Purple and Orange

“…‘Absorption’ arrives lazy eyed and adrift in a seductive seasoning of hazily glazed crystalline chimes and west coast after glows that coalesce succulently traced upon mind morphing 60’s halos that shimmer and hover for the best part much like some tripping groove cooked up by the missing in action of late Sunray until just before the four-minute mark whereupon they sky rocket off to journey into the psych void.”—The Sunday Experience

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released March 4, 2016

Sons of the Void: Nick Nobody and David Max

All songs written by David Max, except “Little Children” by Nick Nobody and David Max

All instrumentation performed by Nick Nobody and David Max except: drums on Tracks 1, 3, 4, and 5 by Electric Eddie O’dowd and drums on Tracks 2, 6, 7, and 8 by Steve Valentin

Produced by David Max | Mastered by Kramer at Noise Miami (www.masteredbykramer.com)

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Sons of the Void is the latest from David Max, formerly with psych rockers Tadpoles and psych-futurist collective Psychic TV. After meeting Nick Nobody, David struck out on his own, a band was assembled and a new crop of songs began to take shape. After establishing their own studio Logical Magic Recordings in Basel, they took those songs to the next logical step: the debut LP of Sons of the Void. ... more

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