It isn't that hard to make music that sounds hallucinatory, but it's hard to do it as well as the San Francisco quartet Wooden Shjips, who fall on the more compact, song-oriented side of neo-psychedelia. On the band's self-titled debut LP, tracks like "We Ask You To Ride" and "Losin' Time" combine tight, minimalist drum patterns; deep, echoing vocals; wobbly organ; and sheets of loud, feedback-heavy guitar. The heavy vibe recalls The Stooges, while the rhythmic sparseness and drone recalls Joy Division, and the mystic vibe recalls Brightblack Morning Light. That's the problem with a stripped-down style: It tends to sound derivative. Still, Wooden Shjips play with a refreshing skill and sheen, working toward a particular mood of enervated threat.