Allah-Las ‎– Allah-Las

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IL2007 Allah-Las Allah-Las(LP, Album) Innovative Leisure Records IL2007 US 2012 Sell This Version
VVNL23662 Allah-Las Allah-Las(CD, Album) V2 VVNL23662 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
IL2007 Allah-Las Allah-Las(CD, Album) Innovative Leisure Records IL2007 France 2012 Sell This Version
IL 2007 Allah-Las Allah-Las(CD, Album, Dig) Innovative Leisure Records IL 2007 US 2012 Sell This Version
WNL23662P Allah-Las Allah-Las(CD, Promo) Innovative Leisure Records WNL23662P Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
IL2007 Allah-Las Allah-Las(CD, Promo) Innovative Leisure Records IL2007 US 2012 Sell This Version
VVNL23791 Allah-Las Allah-Las(LP, Album + CD, Album) V2 VVNL23791 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
IL2007 Allah-Las Allah-Las(Cass) Innovative Leisure Records IL2007 US 2013 Sell This Version

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burnedshoes

burnedshoes

April 3, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Allah-Las, LP, Album + CD, Album, VVNL23791

My version came without CD, anyone else who had this problem? (record was still in intact shrink wrap)
mtbpreveza

mtbpreveza

February 14, 2018
referencing Allah-Las, LP, Album, IL2007
So great album with a below average recording, shame... For better quality, go to youtube....
gitarristisch

gitarristisch

October 19, 2017
referencing Allah-Las, LP, Album, IL2007
This version has beautiful packaging. Together with the chill music a match made in heaven(California)
IvanBeres

IvanBeres

December 30, 2015
referencing Allah-Las, LP, Album, IL2007

Came across this one by luck at a local bar and really liked the music. I thought this was a 70s band when I heard the record only to find out the album is from 2012. Absolutely great!
streetmouse

streetmouse

May 16, 2013
referencing Allah-Las, CD, Album, Dig, IL 2007

Once upon a time, when a warm enchanting sun rose and set around just me, a bit of musical wanderlust floated in from California ... it was called Garage Psych. The songs were filled with cascading distant harmonics, stories of emotional walls, dreamy romanticism, cutting cynicism, fuzzy guitars, a solitary loneliness, and above all, it sounded honest; as if the bands were singing directly to me. If I were pressed to define Garage Psych, I would have to say that it captures that easily missed breath, when youth is both a moment in time and a memory. That’s why so few garage psych bands last long, and why so few garage psych bands ever release more than a couple of defining records. After all, they’re too young to know the ways of the world, too young to even know themselves, and too young and inexperienced to understand the musical inner-workings of a music studio. Garage Psych is not a learning process, it’s almost a one shot deal, so finding bands who can capture that internal moment in time, yet alone set it to a seductive groovy infectious sound, is always a delight ... like seeing your first Magpie or that tiny Goldfinch.

Garage Psych has never gone away or out of style, it’s just become more rare and highly prized, and to that end the Allah-Las have encapsulated and distilled all of what makes garage psych so good. There’s nothing visionary about this twelve track release, it will forever live perfectly in the moment ... a warm balanced stylized dizzying sunset smile for those like me, and an emotional breakthrough of profound enlightenment for anyone under the age of twenty. The vintage sounding music and lyrics combine effortlessly, there’s a delightful stoner quality to each of the songs that are rendered from the heart, and filled with an alienated vulnerability that’s almost apocalyptic in nature.

The release sounds very off-the-cuff and easy going, but as always, the things that appear most laid-back are often the most complicated to capture, with the band diving headlong in an analog recording process that hung on for a bit, but all but vanished somewhere in the late 1950’s. You don’t just hear this album, you feel it, it’s warm, it’s private and restrained, yet open-ended enough to cause you to stand preoccupied within your own thoughts, staring off into space.
freakste

freakste

May 2, 2013
referencing Allah-Las, LP, Album, IL2007

This album strangely reminds me of times long gone. Although I'm too young to know what it was like in the 60's and 70's, this kind of music paints weird pictures in my head of how it possibly was back then. I know, there are loads of other albums out there which should do this as well, but for a 2012 release, this is remarkable, somehow.
There are so much impressions loaded into every single song right here.
I heard some people say the sound is arranged in a very simple way. Well, I don't care. For me, it works.
Definitely one of my favorite releases for 2012.