Black Sun Legion Psycho Master El
Originally released on San Jacinto Records (1994) [ti_audio name="Black Sun Legion Psycho Master El"] Jesus Acedo â€“ schizo-affective guitars, Invisible Ring and chainsaw; Odin Helgison - guitars, vocals, auto harp; Michael Glidewell â€“ bass; Ratshit -drums, chant; Rich Hopkins - guitar â€śPsycho Master Elâ€ť is a new album by the Black Sun Legion, the latest aggregation formed by Jesus Acedo, a brilliant guitarist. Acedo also is a notable local eccentric whose albums with Black Sun Ensemble, his previous group, have received rave reviews all over the United States and in England. Billed on this recording as â€śDadagaga Acedo, â€śÂ he has shown himself to be an unpredictable artist and volatile person, stating in interviews that he is emotionally disturbed. Since making â€śPsycho Master El,â€ť Acedo has become a Christian and has disavowed the contents of the album, recently burning 400 copies of it in a fit of religious righteousness. Released on the local label San Jacinto Records, â€śPsycho Master Elâ€ť is not Acedoâ€™s best work.Â The raw genius of his recordings with Black Sun Ensemble in the mid-1980â€™s, especially the much-praised â€śLambent Flame,â€ť easily exceed this one.Â Most of the time on this album, Acedo submerges his jazz-influenced psychedelic rock guitar-playing in arrangements of spaced-out metal-punk gobbledygook.Â His compositions here seem ill-focused and murky, and his playing has lost some of its clarity. Still, the â€śBatmanâ€ť-meets John McLauglin riffing of â€śDance With the Devil,â€ť the explosive noise collage of â€śMoby Wormâ€ť and the pretty, complex â€śBlues for Rainer in C Minorâ€ť emerge as the most lucid pieces. - Gene Armstrong, Arizona Daily Star BLUES FOR RAINER IN C MINOR (Psycho Master El) "I love this track.Â I used to wonder where it came fromâ€”it seemed to have no relation to anything else in the Black Sun oeuvre.Â Now I recognize one of its main themes in â€śBeneath the Sapphire Sky,â€ť and a precursor to its gamelan-like guitar harmonics in â€śSapphire Sky Symphony.â€ť Still, a weirdly beautiful song out of left field, especially on this album!Â Jesus told me that Ratshit LOVED playing this song, and it shows.Â Incidentally, I prefer the original mix to the Sky Pilot remix.Â Another standout moment on this difficult album is Odinâ€™s lyrical guitar solo on â€śThe Spoils of Marsâ€ť (here I prefer the Sky Pilot mix). -Otto Terrorist, drummer CHILDREN LOOK LIKE BURNT PAPER (Psycho Master El) "Psycho Master El is a disturbing record, both in it's cover art and in it's music.Â I'm so glad that everyone involved saw that it could really benefit from cleaning up the tracks, remixing and re mastering to become Sky Pilot later. Psycho Master El, I guess my favorite song would be Children Look Like Burnt Paper, just for the title alone." -Brian Maloney, sax (Psycho Master El) "I spent alot of money when this came out went to Mad City Records (in Madison Wisconsin)Â and purchased this before even Eric. I think I eneded up selling itÂ or giving it to Eric or someone. My memory is vague but I hated it -still do.Â -Jonathan Levitt, BSE videographer CHEROKEE MIST (Psycho Master El) "Probably one of the most disturbing records ever made, this album sounds like a nervous breakdown to me -really.Â There is some great playing here though, shining through, as Fred Mills put it 'the McDonald's coffee mix.'Â For me its Cherokee Mist. I don't think that they should have taken all of Odin's vocals out of Sky Pilot, on CM he sounds great and the auto harp in the middle is a nice touch.Â Apparently Duane Norman did played sax not only on this track but throughout the whole album and was eliminated twice!Â Probably too bad,Â it sure would have changed the overall sound of the record -for the better.Â I am glad Jesus came back to this one to add it to our live set -instrumentally."Â -Eric Johnson, bassist JESUS OF BLACK SUN LEGION WOULD LIKE TO THANK: My Mom Y Familia, Arizona Center for Clinical Management, Southern Arizona Mental Health Center, Our Place Clubhouse, Kino Hospital Mental Ward, Pima County Jail Pod G, Prolixin, Propanolol, Benzotropine, Lithobid, Klonopin, Colace, Brandy, Lon Milo Duquette, David P. Wilson, Chistopher S. Hyatt, Javier Cireol, Mike Lembo, Funny Bunny, Jimmy Page, B-Munster, Lady Of The Miraculous Medal, Our Lady Of Lourdes, Our Lady Of Fatima, Young Blue Army, Santa Rosa Housing Projects, The Hermetic Temple And Order Of The Golden Dawn, Conchita Gonzales, Danielle, Nina Hartly, Ginger Lyn, Amber Lyn, Elli Rio, Linda Blair, Stacey Donovan, Helter Skelter, Angela Baron, Annette Haven, Veronica Hart, Seka, Marylyn Chambers, Vannessa Del Rio, Toxic Shock Records, Underbelly, Jimi Hendrix, F.U.C.T., Slo-Deluxe, Headcheese, Paul and Bridget Young, Band Of Gypsys, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Family, Melvin and Poppy, Qsetwzgs Omiqzes, Brandy Love Doll, Bret 'The Hit Man' Hart, The Blob, Linda Hamilton, Ganggreen, Father Damian Karis, Lori Smith, Edie Ramon Acedo, Pokey and Molly Jones, Luminarios, Blues Crusher, Rich Lu and Bailey Hopkins, Ann Wilson from the rock group Heart, WWF Wrestling Superstars, President Jack Tuney, Sharon (A Dead Animal) Pell, Edward (A Dead Animal) Edelbrock, Herman Munster, Baby I Love Your way, Rainer Patty Gabe and Rudy, Stone Hombre, and all of my family of friends who try so hard to make me smile till this heartache mends. I'm king of the universe, I move like a butterfly and sting like a bee thought broadcasting the radio the T.V. and the whole wide world on one thousand hits of LSDâ€¨DADAGAGA LORD OF THE FLIESâ€¨When you open your eyes the Lord of the Flies will set you free just take hold of my hand and you can be what you want to be just like me perfect in beauty I spit on the knights of King Arthur I transcend all in glory and knowledge and wore the angels of God as a garment I'm king of the locusts and I will keep your soul in focus hocus pocus I'm flying overhead shooting bullets of lead you better check your head because I'm an enemy of all and the dead I attack souls of the underworld I'd rather shoot a human than a deer I will prevail.