From the band name and a quick look at the package, a jaded listener might be quick to dismiss the new project from storied Atlanta scenester Ted Selke as an indulgent, psychedelic freak-out. Or worse yet, another jam-band improv excursion. Thankfully, inside the trippy wrapper is a damn fine pop record.
Selke -- owner of Atlanta's Full Moon Records and former member of Arms Akimbo and Joybang -- has issued a joyous collection of seven gently psych-tinged tunes, often reminiscent of mid-period Let's Active or Revolver-era Beatles.
With five Selke compositions and two adventurous covers (the Greek "Yedikule" and George Harrison's "Sour Milk Sea"), the band's debut disc weighs in as a balanced and impressive sampler of things to come. Judging from their deft handling of international folk, accessible prog and '60s-influenced rock, the melodic and often challenging Saturn satellites just may be the Guided by Voices for 2007. 4 stars.
The Seventh Ring Of Saturn CD release show is 10 p.m. Sat., Feb. 24, at the Drunken Unicorn.
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