Review: The Pancakes – ‘Mokele Goes to Town’ (released November 14, 2019)

Hailing from Neuhausen, Germany, The Pancakes have been playing and recording their own brand of psychedelic space/surf rock since 1995. I first heard them when I reviewed their Space Cow album back in 2006. Their current line-up consists of founding members Rainer Neeff (guitar, lead and backing vocals) and Daniela Neeff (bass, lead and backing vocals) with new drummer Tristan Reiling, who joined the fold in 2019. Mokele Goes to Town is their latest release, an epic double album of raw, energetic psych and space rock that twists and turns through multiple subgenres; a storm of sound and fury that nonetheless is punctuated with some moments of crystalline serenity and acid dripping mellownes

Jeff Fitzgerald

is a writer, musician and broadcaster. He formerly hosted the radio shows

Electronic Realizations on CKMS-FM and Prog World and  River Gibbs FM. He wrote for 15 years for the webzine Aural Innovations. He is also one half of the space prog duo The Star Diaries, one half of the electronic music duo Systems of Wonder, and is part of the Arcturus Strange collective.

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