King Black Acid

September 4, 2006

Womb Star Sessions
Cavity Search Recs.

Portland Oregon band King Black Acid grew out of the remains of the great Hitting Birth Family Circus as frontman Daniel Riddle’s solo project. It eventually picked up members and gained momentum as a spacey, post-rock outfit that recorded four studio albums, a movie soundtrack (The Mothman Prophecies), yet ultimately succumbed to the implosion of the post-Nirvana Northwest scene.

Their first recorded document was a great, live in-studio album recorded at KBOO and broadcast live over the air in 1995.
Opening the set is a lengthy, meditative track that sounds like Tibetan Buddhist’s devotional chanting in outer space, followed by the beautifully repetitive and hypnotic Aloha. The remaining two songs (Alone on Mars, Autumn) feature Riddle on vocals and – like much of KBA’s subsequent output – are rather reminiscent of Meddle-era Pink Floyd.

Womb Star Session @320



  1. Awsome share-I was in Portland finishing my BA when this was released (man KBOO rawked) and as you point out-this band sort of evaporated in the wave of Northwest bands on the scene-I lost this CD when I moved and searched in vain for quite some time to find it-so this made my day
    great blog BTW

  2. BTW-The above is me yet it is some ancient profile-come visit

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