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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.64 | 13 ratings

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4 stars Note: There is a digital version of this album available that is only 6 tracks long - the seventh track (Belldrummer Motherfucker) is not on it. This is the version of the album I shall be reviewing.

Psychadelic/Space rock is one of the harder genres for me to write reviews of because a lot of my favorite albums in the genre are actually rather similar in sound. Ultimately what it comes down to is that sometimes a band does it right, and sometimes they do it wrong, but it's easy for a review to come down to, "Oh, I like this song and I like that song" - something that is rarely informative in helping others determine whether or not they too will like the album.

But man, I love every single song on this album. And its rating pretty much rides exclusively on that one fact.

The music here is (as expected) drums bass guitar keys, and vocals on some tracks. We've got just the right amount of distortion, the vocals are just distorted enough, the music is catchy and at 30 minutes, this album will not tire you out. (You may even listen to it multiple times in a row sometimes!)

The hooks start in the opening track, which you're pretty much guaranteed to like on the name alone - "Monkeys Everywhere!". This is also the main lyric to the song, being repeated multiple times throughout, with some other lyrics that I can't make out but that do help the music. The guitars and keys are appropriately psyched out and there's even a couple quick instrumental breaks to help liven things up.

I just love the fuzzed out tone of the guitar and the reverb on this album, it works perfectly with what the music is doing. And underneath the drums and the bass provide the perfect foundation to hold it all together.

If the vocals aren't your thing, then don't worry, for there are a fair amount of instrumental tracks on this album, including the excellent "Hot Stuff" (which reminds me somewhat of German Psych/Space act Sula Bassana's 2009 album "The Night") and the more ethnic-tinged closer "Zwischenspiel/Quidquid Late Apparebit".

Overall a superb slice of psychadelic rock that must be heard (and available for free download from the bands bandcamp page!)

TheGazzardian | 4/5 |


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