AAAC: 12th June 2018 John McBain: Accidental Soundtracks Vol 1 - The Alpha Particle


Nice set of minimal psychedelic tunes from the former Monster Magnet guitarist turned producer/mastering engineer. I think a lot of this was recorded during/between various sessions for the last couple of Carlton Melton LPs. However, this is far more structured than Carlton Melton’s jams. It might make the basis for a decent soundtrack as it is very atmospheric in places.


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I would be grateful if somebody could post a Spotify link as I don’t have a login.



Brilliant album cheers Olan :+1:


Liking this a lot Olan, thanks for the intro, nice commuter vibe if you don’t mind me saying.


Have heard bits of this but not the whole album. Will stream it off Bandcamp at work tomorrow :+1:


So many nascent ideas, so little time to develop them. There’s some great music here but it needs an opportunity to extrapolate.

I get the feeling that there’s a really good album wanting to get out.


Well that’s an hour of my life I’ll not get back.

Not terrible but just not my cup of tea.



I listened to this all the way through, twice. i really wanted to like it but it’s just a bit too repetitive and boring. :confused:


Like it. 8/10. It’s going to be my Father’s Day present :+1:


Ditto 8/10

Some of it was (IMO obvs) quite John Carpenter. Others, err, weren’t.

Thanks for the pointer.


YouTube doesn’t even recognise “john mcbain acc…”. It suggests ‘accountant’ when you’re at the ‘acc’ stage. Though the video is there. 581 views in a year. He’s not exactly big, is he?

A lovely opener, which did grab me. Very motorik. The (almost) title track sounds lovely too.

Interesting. Probably too long and too self-indulgent, but sounds well worth a listen. :+1:


A bit repetative, unimaginative and uninspiring. Not bad but not good either. 2.5/5


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:face_with_monocle: Good job I didn’t put up the Krautrock inspired Japanese psyche LP that I first considered for this AAAC. Give this a blast @Ijrussell:

It’ll clear your pipes for you…