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LONG DISTANCE TRIP

Samsara Blues Experiment

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.96 | 76 ratings

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BORA
4 stars What a pleasant surprise!

Had these guys recorded 40 years ago, today they would still be a household name.

Don't let the name deceive you, they do give a tiny nod towards Blues, but this is not a blues band. Hard to describe as they encompass many different styles and genres - all at once! And they do it in a most satisfying manner.

OK, here we have a combination of riff- based Heavy-Prog that reminds of the better moments of early Black Sabbath, or even Budgie. Then again, it's not head-banger stuff at all, but thoughtful and heartfelt riff-galore in a manner that encompasses Psychedelic, Jamming, Stoner-Rock and Heavy-Prog delivered in a relaxing and most pleasing way. Blues is the least prominent approach.

The guitars are convincing, heavy - yet they serve their purpose without appearing forced. The bass player is also prominent, delivering a grunty bottom line almost like a lead instrument. The vocal "intrusions" wouldn't be missed, but they are not really disturbing. "Ah, what was that that just flew over my head?" kind.

Easily a 4, even 4.5 rating in my books and I am looking forward to hear more of this band.

BORA | 4/5 |

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