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LIZARDS EXIST

Lizards Exist

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.02 | 120 ratings

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Meltdowner
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5 stars 2015 started with a great surprise, when this new Croatian band appeared on the forum with a very strong debut album.

The album starts with 'Bamija', that sounds a bit like Soft Machine and Pink Floyd jamming together, with highly delayed electric guitar, nice jazzy Rhodes and some sweet Mellotron near the end.

The beginning of 'Ljetni Hit' reminds of Can, with really skilfull drumming and groovy bass guitar. The guitar joins the song with a vibrant clean solo and then the very spacey synthesizer. After a great but brief drum solo, the song ends with a cool organ led funky part.

'58' shows how great the band's songwriting and musicianship is, with great interplay between the musicians. It reminds a bit of Gong's fusion sound, and the synthesizer sounds of Ozric Tentacles.

The album ends greatly with the 17 minute epic 'Anunnaki Dance', that starts with a great bass riff, murky electric piano and guitar with very warm 60's tremolo. All of a sudden the music is invaded by a goose bumping wave of Hammond organ and a great guitar solo that goes with it. After a while everything collapses to give way to the psychedelic interlude, in a very Floydian fashion. The song finishes by reemerging, sounding a bit like early Eloy, and reprising its beginning.

Besides the quality of the music itself, the production and mastering are stellar, matching with the completely analog way it was played and recorded.

There isn't a single wasted note here and I can't rate this mind-blowing album with less than 5 stars.

(I really hope they release it on vinyl someday)

Meltdowner | 5/5 |

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