Title: Sun Worshipper
Label: Ujikaji Records
Catalogue No: UJI-001
Format: CD in 330gsm double gatefold sleeve with inner silver foil stamping. Includes 120gsm wood-free obi strip and foldout poster
Duration: 40 min
Released: Sep 16, 2011
Inventory Status: Available
Also available at
The Substation – 45 Armenian Street, S 179936
Roxy Records – 5 Coleman Street, #02-15 Excelsior Shopping Centre, S 179805
Hell’s Labyrinth – 5 Coleman Street, #02-06 Excelsior Shopping Centre, S 179805
Straits Records – 24 Bali Lane, S 189860
3. SLOW BIRTH
5. SUN GOD WAKE
6. CHINESE SPIRALS
7. RIDERS ON PSYCHEDELICS
8. SYNTHETIC WAVES
9. ANCIENT WORSHIPPER
Ujikaji Records Media Release:
We met in San Francisco after four months apart… not writing. In days to follow we found inspiration, and found a studio. We recorded for about an hour… thinking we might get a new song from the jam. We left with what would become Sun Worshipper.
– Mark Dolmont
On their debut album, Leslie Low and Mark Dolmont line up in battle formation, summoning the powers of ancient spirits and riding on psychedelics to navigate the chaos of this brave new world.
Mixed from a stew of magic and distortion, chunky guitar riffs awake from primordial sludge and hefty drums tap to the beat of a primeval pulse as the modern world asserts its presence, leaking from found sounds leaping betwixt channels.
Evocative of natural cycles, embedded rituals and eternal battles, this is timeless music of a vital spiritualism.
“What can you say about this release by Magus [...] that isn’t in the positive superlative?” – Christopher Toh, TODAY, 20 Dec 2011, T7
“[...] the guitar-and-drums duo dish out a delightfully visceral blend of instrumental metal/rock/trance that achieves what it sets out to do: Hypnotise” – Victoria Barker, mypaper, 30 Dec 2011, A15
“… a dark and spiritual brew of kraut-inspired psychedelia which makes for an addictively harrowing pilgrimage through the deepest of valleys” – Dan, i’m waking up to, 15 Nov 2011
“Cultishly good.” – Christopher Ujine Ong, JUICE, March 2012, p. 30