Mag-Amplitude – Wizards Of Today LP
If you ever thought Debris was Oklahoma’s only entry into the bloodstream of feral, batshit rock, guess again. Mag-Amplitude’s, ‘Wizards Of Today’ appeared in a miniscule, self released edition of 100 in 1983 & was the brainchild of a blind, guitarist-vocalist by the name of Matt Muncil. On ‘Wizards Of Today’, Muncil-considered by the psychedelic mafia to be the “Higney of Heavy Rock’- & drummer Scott Roher proceed to lay down over 7 tracks an incredible wall of wildly fuzzed & primitive bash that is a singular testament to loner, outsider brilliance. Heavy on double tracked guitar riffs & growling, incomprehensible vocals concerning outer space, rocket ships & rock, Mag Amplitude’s ‘Wizards Of Today’ is a half hour slab of muzzed disorder of the highest possible recommendation. This Zaius Tapes reissue is in a one time pressing of 292 copies. Our first foray into (re) introducing fans & collectors into the cimmerian forest of American real people/outsider psych rock. RIYL; Randy Holden’s ‘Population II, (Eric Moore’s) The Godz, Nicodemus.
-Johan Klepp, for Zaius Tapes