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NOTHING TO SAY

Serpentina Satelite

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.76 | 10 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpää
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4 stars The album "Nothing to Say" from this fine Peruvian psychedelic group starts with a powerful hypnotic presence, summoned by distant lady whispers. The energy of "Nueva Ola" starts to grow and find its shape with firm concentration, launching eventually for a long voyage to deep space. Following "Nothing to Say" kicks in with both rawer riff droning and streetwise singing, dominating also the following tracks. With this aspect of the group I agree with the comparisons to tones of La Ira De Dios, especially the cosmic stoner rock passages share qualities with their record "Archaeopterix". However on this album Serpentina Satélite ventures in my opinion to further realms of ethereal sound ambiences, and they do not have so strong emphasis towards straightforward punkish heavy sound than the band compared. Also the rawer guitars and chaotic sound textures remind slightly the noise explorations of Psychic Paramount. "The Last Drop" is more down tuned heavy blues, where the guitars gave to me associations from the sonic feelings of Earthless. Echo treatments enhance pleasantly the melancholic fuzzy overall sound. Next song "Madripoor" is both heaviest and most groovy of the tracks on the record, where the impressionistic psychedelic aural realm is enriched with classic cosmic space rock sound textures. Finally over twenty-three minutes long acid epic "Kommune 1" closes the album, swimming in most euphoric sea of aggressive heavy space rock aether. The long open waves roll in tow huge tides, bringing pleasant structure to the band's mutual flow of consciousness borne from constructive jamming and good sense of style. As final impression, I appreciated the detail, that the first song has whispering female vocals, three middle tracks are sung by male voices, and the final track has young child's reciting. This creates quite logical and human cycle to the album on conceptual level. I grabbed for myself the Trip in Time's vinyl reissue with enhanced front cover, and would recommend this stoned band for anybody open for heavy psychic trips.
Eetu Pellonpää | 4/5 |

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