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The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic / Press

“Well there's no way to top mysteriousmammal's review so I won't even try. But I got my copy yesterday and it's been repeating since. WOW... this trio is on fire. I've never been able to help the comparison I render to The Atomic Bitchwax's first two albums, there are parallels. Power trio, unhinged busy playing, instrumental (well half of Bitchwax's songs anyway), Mr. Mundell, and his same signature style of galactic space rock. But damn if the self-titled Ultra Electric Mega Galactic album doesn't traverse even deeper into the cosmos. It really felt like Mundell's Bitchwax albums allowed him the vent he couldn't or didn't have in Monster Magnet (but I'm very happy he's now an LA native having left Jersey). I'm not familiar with Collyn's other band Trash Titan, but jesus christ is he an unbelievable bass player (as was Chris Kosnik). Nor do I know particularly well Rick's other band Sasquatch (some songs yes), but his drumming here is aces. These three have crafted, though we're three”

“The lineup is stellar. Ed Mundell, Collyn McCoy, and Rick Ferrante all have displayed their talents in other notable projects (TAB, Monster Magnet, Otep, Trash Titan, Sasquatch), but we all know that a a movie with too many stars in it usually sucks, unless Altman is involved. The good news is that this is a band that is BETTER than the sum of its parts. I had the privilege of witnessing this LP being laid down, and the band should have provided me with a bib and mop, because often after a 14 minute jam without a single bad note, I was left with mouth agape and drool on the floor. Here's the lowdown: If The Band of Gypsies was a cop show in space, The Ultra Electric MG would perform the theme music, space-chase scenes and be the house band at the strip club where the Huggie-Bear character liked to hang out. Robin Trower, Tommy Bolin (still living in this dimension) and Hawkwind would make guest appearances. Julie from the Love Boat would have sex with Tattoo from Fantasy Island whil”

“5.0 out of 5 stars Top of the Mountain, February 14, 2013 By Drew M. Fulton This review is from: The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic (Audio CD) If you've followed Ed Mundell's career, like I have, you've seen him play whacked out fuzz rock all over the old Monster Magnet and Bitchwax records. Still, it always seemed, as brilliant as they are, that something was left unsaid. I'd always wonder, "If Ed would do a record exactly the way he wanted, what would it sound like?" This is it. The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic is as much of an experience as it is a listen. One has to marvel at the imagination and effort it took to make a record like this. This isn't drone/doom stoner rock, where three chords and a fuzz pedal will suffice. This is intricate, complex arrangements, where atmosphere and mood are at a premium. And just when one wonders how much more they can handle, Ed hits you with a r”

“The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic Interview with Ed Mundell: Freedom and the Cost of Rockets (Plus Track Premiere!)”

“The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic Interview with Ed Mundell: Freedom and the Cost of Rockets (Plus Track Premiere!)”

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