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2009 USA TOUREDITION

Samsara Blues Experiment

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.83 | 4 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpää
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5 stars Following the Samsara Blues Experiment's first EP of two songs, this expanded 2009 version for their US tour is strengthened with a live take improvisation and alternative studio take, representing their stylistic palette as a grandiose and compact mini-album. "Singata (Mystic Queen)" is erected upon oriental sitar reverbs stoner-constructed shrines for bluesy psychedelic rock sermons. Vibrating elements associate with space rock textures, and the drummer goes pleasantly for enriching fills, even though not being Mitch Mitchell yet. Guitar riffs build intensity via increasing distortion levels, and visit really fine solo sequences. The monolithic dronings contain culmination points for melodic variations, returning eventually to Indian mandala after eight minutes of severe sludge worshipping. "Double Freedom" continues the synthesis of raga-rock sounds and down-key rocking's co-existence, and also introduce the band's vocal presence. Calm evolvement with slower pace leads to the band's dominant guitar-driven blasting tones. The rhythm section refrains the power of guitars escaping to extensive heavy metal territories, some doom-oriented sequences correlating with early Black Sabbath tones with Hendrixque guitar licks. "Red Rooster Jam" is capture from a concert stage, representing group's potential of illustrating the aural canvas with heavy fuzz-tapestries and stimulating open rock ventures. The demo version of "Double Freedom" then proves how the core idea of their composition can successfully be approached also from a different vantage points; Heavier tunes can be applied to acid folk meditations, being able even to tranquilize Gustav Klimt's Danaë to a blissful ecstasy of unconsciousness. Thus I consider this EP as a really convincing collectible item, introducing Samsara Blues Experiment's abilities to conjure creative art music to the spheres. Similarly they unite quite conventional musical elements to a personal sound, being attractive both on dance floor or chambers of more severe musical contemplations. A wonderful start to a career, which most recent turns are yet slightly unclear to me - these straits certainly needing further investigation.
Eetu Pellonpää | 5/5 |

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