by Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 16 April 2009

Pocahaunted are the pinnacle of the whole tribal, Native American-inspired, abstract, psychedelic thing that’s going on right now. The prolific duo once referred to themselves as “the Olsen twins of blissed-out drone” and have released tape after tape of ambient, hallucinatory weirdness that seems aimed at hastening the return of Quetzaquatl. Despite their tongue-in-cheek band name, Bethany Consentino and Amanda Brown compose brooding, challenging music that draws inspiration from darker, more ancient sources than Western pop and folk.