Melt Into the Languid Psych of Gabriel Mintz
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM
(Columbia City Theater) If you prefer your psychedelic rock to be slightly hushed and sounding like it's melting in slow motion, Seattle singer/guitarist Gabriel Mintz is your troubadour of gently altered senses. His new album, Future Wars (Versicolor), finds his androgynous, fragile vocals flowing over hypnotic, hymnlike compositions, guitars spangling and jangling in languid arcs. Many of the 13 tracks on Future Wars recall the early work of UK shoegaze psychonauts Verve (before legal pressure forced them to add "the" to their name), particularly their songs "Feel" and "A Man Called Sun." And that is very heady company, indeed. With Yves and Cold Guns.