Delta 9 THC was born as an experimental-psychedelic side project of the band Simple Art. That was in Oberhausen (Germany) in the early 1980s, the golden era of DIY cassette productions and what is now called post punk. 30 years later the band reunited and continued their musical journey as if that was the most natural thing in the world.
Delta 9 THC and their music is a fascinating and refreshing mix of influences that builds bridges between eras. The improvisational search for new musical territory places them in the psychedelic 1960s, the exploration of gloomy and dark corners of the musical universe places them in the postpunk 1980s and the surprising collage of sunnier grooves and samplings places them in the now of, let's say, ambient electronica. There are driving grooves, journeys into outer space, strange and exotic noises and mysterious voices. Listening to the music of Delta 9 THC is a charming challenge: many elements sound familiar, but the combination is often surprising. The relationship between the samplings and the hand made music is permanently discussed and you never know if it leads you into darkness or sunshine.