Green Milk from the Planet Orange


Green is the colour of my true love's milk. The Planet Orange (Japan, of course) has at last offered up some of her precious Green Milk. And rather than being a rancid earthbound batch of lactose, this freshly squeezed life's elixir is vitamin enriched with pure psychedelic electricity (and iron). As if their demo wasn't awesome enough, GMFTPO went and repasteurized the whole opus dredging even more cosmic cream to the surface making for some lofty latte. Where Acid Mothers Temple's jammy wanderings sometimes lead them astray, lost in a fog of their own screeching residue, GMFTPO's controlled madness leaves behind a resin that won't give you a headache and will have you feeling fresh in the morning. Their music, while loosely played, is steady and deliberate and its Eastern flavouring early on reminds a lot of Erkin Koray's best moments as well as churning up a little subdued Can of butter (circa Damo, where the bass plays a forward melodic role with whispered vocals, ala "Mother Sky").

Being explorers, GMFTPO like to occasionally get their slide rules out, which results in well placed mathy breaks rather akin to Mice Parade. I'd also like to mention early Morsel, but you don't know who that is, so never mind. Overall, excellent modern psych music best suited for those who enjoy chilling out while taking their glaucoma medicine. Don't cry over spilled milk. Soak yourself to the marrow. GMFTPO is proof positive that the milk is always greener on the other side.

That Green Milk From The Planet Orange was originally rooted in the Nippon grindcore scene should be no surprise. GMFTPO's diverse background has opened them to a psychedelic universe that sets them apart from their Japanese peers. In late 2000, current GMFTPO members A and Dead K began searching for new musical horizons when their grindcore band, No Rest For The Dead, broke up. A continued with another band called Cliff 14, while Dead K contented himself with making home recordings and experimenting with new sounds. These home recordings culminated in an ambient project called DK_AND_ART, but also further ignited Dead K's desire to use his recent musical revelations in the context of a proper rock group. In early 2001 Dead K recorded the first demo, Switch On, as GMFTPO. Shortly thereafter, the end of Cliff 14 brought Dead K and A together again. They enlisted bassist Benjian and started gigging as a trio in late 2001. Also around this time they reworked Switch On as well as other material into their The Shape Of Rock To Come release. This resulted in their first accolades from underground Japanese and American magazines. They continued to receive enthusiastic press upon the release of Birth Of The Neo Trip in late 2002. 2003 saw bassist Benjian replaced by M and the recording of GMFTPO's Beta-lactam Ring release He's Crying 'Look' in Minneapolis.