Revering innocence and darkness, Tibet’s world is peopled with outsider artists, sleepytime language, musical anomalies and religion. One of the strongest examples of this teeter between abstract noise and intimate soul-bearing is the epic Thunder Perfect Mind. It was originally conceived as an “apocalyptic Tommy” in Tibet’s words, but he condensed its concepts into the album’s opener. Now the record stands as a haunting collection of ballads and laments, droning electronic pulses, tones, twitters. Here, the most complex piece is Hitler as Kalki (SDM). On it, noodles turn to frantic strumming and acid-jazz wah, culminating in a tripped-out, near-metal feedback solo and after total vocal histrionics, Tibet’s ominous whispers.
- Hitler as Kalki
- “Thunder Perfect Mind”, Brandon Stosuy