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LA OTRACINA was founded in Brooklyn/New York by Adam Kriney (drums) and Joshua Anzano (guitar). The band started in summer of 2003 and developed to an important part of the experimental psychedelic scene during the recent years. Based on a free-form improvisational style they are playing some sort of heavy psychedelic music with leanings to stoner, space and krautrock.

Dan Bates was the first bass player to complete the line-up and the band recorded an extended jam named 'Fauna & Animated Floral Arrangements'. This was followed by several other productions until now on compact disc, vinyl and cassette - all released in a limited edition by Colour Sounds Recordings where many of them are sold out in the meanwhile.

The experimental attitude is expressed by a lot of line-up changes too over the years. Basically acting as a trio with drummer Kriney as the core member they also collaborated with keyboard and synthesizer players for some time. Being a live entity at first LA OTRACINA extensively toured their hometown and the whole USA but also went over to Europe to play in Italy for example.

With the steady members Evan Sobel (bass) and Ninni Morgia (guitar) for nearly two years they recorded the highly praised albums 'Tonal Ellipse Of The One' (2007) and 'Blood Moon Riders' (2008), both released by the Holy Mountain Record label. And then Morgia was substituted by Philippe Ortanez in 2008 to open a new chapter of the band's story.

LA OTRACINA is highly recommended to fans of way-out psychedelic sounds off the beaten path.

current members (May 2009):
Adam Kriney - drums
Philippe Ortanez - guitar
Evan Sobel - bass

past members:
Joshua Anzano - guitar
Ninni Morgia - guitar
Dan Bates - bass
Nick Chapman - synthesizer, fender rhodes
Kris D'Agostino - synthesizer
Joshua Hilson - guitar
Matt Lavallee - guitar
Tyler Nolan - guitar
Marc Orleans - guitar
Sara Palmquist - bass
Greg Vegas - guitar
Rylan Scherer - synthesizer
Jordon Schranz - bass

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Tonal Ellipse of the OneTonal Ellipse of the One
Holy Mountain 2007
Audio CD$16.92
$6.48 (used)
Reality Has Got to DieReality Has Got to Die
Holy Mountain 2010
Audio CD$9.06
$7.99 (used)
La Otracina - Blood Moon Riders (Vinyl LP)La Otracina - Blood Moon Riders (Vinyl LP)
Holy Mountain
Vinyl$20.00 (used)
Reality Has Got to Die by La Otracina (2010-06-22)Reality Has Got to Die by La Otracina (2010-06-22)
Holy Mountain
Audio CD$38.65
Tonal Ellipse of the One by La Otracina (2007-06-12)Tonal Ellipse of the One by La Otracina (2007-06-12)
Holy Mountain
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Fauna & Animated Floral Arrangements
2.67 | 3 ratings
Tonal Ellipse Of The One
3.00 | 2 ratings
Blood Moon Riders
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Risk Of Gravitation
3.00 | 1 ratings
Woven Wanderers
3.67 | 3 ratings
Reality Has Got To Die

LA OTRACINA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

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The Avocado Sunbeam Tapes
3.00 | 1 ratings
Crystal Wizards Of The Cosmic Weird

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Love Love Love
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Dawn Haze / Early Daze
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Dark Matter
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Cosmic Appreciation

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Aren't It Special
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The Silence Dimension
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Garden Of Blackness
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The Aquarian Wind


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3.00 | 2 ratings

Blood Moon Riders
La Otracina Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
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3 stars LA OTRACINA operate like a trio as usual on 'Blood Moon Riders'. Featuring guitarist Ninni Morgia they are offering an interesting blend of heavy psych, shoegaze, garage and spacey impressions. It's obvious soon: the band takes time to let the instrumental songs evolve. In opposite of providing short, compact, easily structured music this is tension-filled and experimental really - surprising breaks and turns included.

Starting with the longest one Inner Mind Journey the track is presented in a heavy psych mood mostly, the acid guitar work, powerful drums, a punching bass, tempo changes - great - with jamming character for sure and decent keyboard adds. Both parts of Ballad Of The Hot Ghost Mama are floating spacey pieces with dominant echoing guitar work. Either overdubs are used here or bassist Evan Sobel plays the second guitar. The wrapped Zunblazer is turning into a more psychedelic rocking behaviour provided with a gripping intro and a memorable melody later on. And then the closing weird straightforward rocking Drifted Memory follows, now embedded in melancholic shoegaze impressions in the vein of 'Windy & Carl'.

Concipated as a single vinyl release 'Blood Moon Riders' does not contain more than 40 minutes of music in total - enough though to consider LA OTRACINA to be a skilled band with an experimental approach. The album is made up with a high proportion of floating spacey parts and is definetely worth it to be checked out - 3 and a half stars for that.


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