Sitar Outreach Ministry, “Revolution In Dimension 5” cassette

cover - sitar outreach ministry revolutionWhen you get a cassette by a band called Sitar Outreach Ministry, and you know nothing more than whom it was released by, you put it in the tape deck the instant it shows up in the mail. So it went with Revolution In Dimension 5 the band's release on Magnetic South. It's probably the most novel thing a band could do these days, but it's not the unusual nature of Sitar Outreach Ministry's music or the novelty which sets them above anything, despite their Soundcloud featuring covers of the Velvet Underground and Bill Withers. However, it is those covers -- and, more specifically, the breadth of music which they represent -- that gives a clue as to why this one guy from Bloomington, Indiana, is such an interesting cat to listen to. There's psychedelic swilring going on here, obviously. To think otherwise would be ludicrous. It's the fact that there's some warmth and soul going on that's made Sitar Outreach Ministry's tape become my go-to for lousy days. Putting it on and letting everything swirl and drone from my speakers pretty much kills any negativity I might have going on. Is it even possible to be in a shitty mood as you hear the Spider-Man theme raga-fied and reverbed almost out of context? Nope. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/sitar-outreach-ministry/web-wizards-theme[/embed] [embed]https://soundcloud.com/sitar-outreach-ministry/spidersong-for-the-lost-souls-of-dimension-5-part-1[/embed] Sitar Outreach Ministry's Revolution In Dimension 5 can be found on Bandcamp or as a physical edition red cassette, limited to 75, from the Magnetic South store.