Psych in, psych out

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 5, 2010

A direct link to the Deep Heaven of old is the music — a broad range of experimental and atmospheric styles under an ambient and psychedelic umbrella. Boston is repped by a reunited Abunai and headliners 28 Degrees Taurus and Doomstar. Other local participants include MMOSS, the Hush Now, Static of the Gods, Night Fruit, Broken River Prophet, and a reunited Roh Delikat. Among the out-of-town acts are the Vandelles and Soundpool (NYC), Asteroid #4 (Philly), and Chatham Rise (Minneapolis).

Although Liu would prefer to host Deep Heaven Now in some artsy off-the-radar loft space, he knows that Arn and his crew might have experienced the last taste of lawless freedom in the city. "In the past 10 years, Boston just destroyed all the DIY spaces. Anywhere that was ever creative in Boston just disappeared."

But what has remained is a core of musicians looking to push the envelope of sound. Deep Heaven Now remains all about the psychedelic booms and the ambient soundscape textures that love them. "Everything is a matter of timing," Liu concludes. "Everything is pretty ambient right now, and it seems like there's a lot of excitement and electricity going on."

DEEP HEAVEN NOW | P.A'.s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville; Precinct, 70 Union Square, Somerville | August 7 at 2 pm | 21+ | $10 |www.paslounge.comprecinctbar.com

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