Purveyors of freak-out space funk, The Comet Is Coming are a musical metaphor for society as it speeds towards meltdown like a fireball on an unalterable collision course. For it has been written. In 1682 and 1757. In 1997 and 2020 and 2148. Just like Halley’s Comet and Hale-Bopp before them, this trio are here to blaze a trail across the firmament, smash through the atmosphere and rocket off into unknown territories on a one-way ticket to the centre of the mind’s third eye. This is no doom-trip though; it’s last night of the earth party-time, babes. It’s a Prophecy.
Reissued by Leaf, “Prophecy” contains five tracks of freewheeling psychedelia and honking jazz punk mayhem is your soundtrack. Strap in and lift-off to the dizzying ‘Neon Baby’. Slip down the helter skelter wormhole of ‘Star Exploding In Slow Motion’ and wake up dazed on a verdant astral plane in time to ‘Do The Milky Way’. Moon-bathe in a sonic Sea of Tranquility that is ‘Cosmic Serpent’ and comedown to the dark ambient state-of-the-universe address that is ‘Final Days Of The Apocalypse’. But most importantly: hit the floor and shake it like there’s no tomorrow.