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Psychedelic/Space Rock • Denmark


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In the late summer of 2004, CAUSA SUI were formed with four players, each of whom had gained his enough experience in his own hardcore metal band. With cringing at Danish pop music scene in those days, they all groped for playing progressive and experimental music, and conclusively found they should play heavy psychedelic and stoner rock they had never lost the desire to make their style with.

CAUSA SUI, getting started as a four-piece band, produced their eponymous debut album through the summer of 2005 with 100 demo tracks and Nasomi Records gave the green light for releasing it in December of the same year. Their musical style is influenced by not only psychedelic rock or Krautrock, but also 60s rock, blues, or 70s heavy metal, etc. etc.

After releasing their second album 'Free Ride' for various reasons CAUSA SUI got to be a trio consisting of Jakob Skøtt (drums and percussion), Jess Kahr (bass) and Jonas Munk (guitars, keyboards, electronics and vocals) - in spite of the musicians decreased, CAUSA SUI now can keep their motivation and activity with giving some gigs and releasing some session albums.

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Live at Freak ValleyLive at Freak Valley
El Paraiso Records 2014
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Live in CopenhagenLive in Copenhagen
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El Paraiso Records 2017
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Return to SkyReturn to Sky
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Euporie TideEuporie Tide
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3.33 | 18 ratings
Causa Sui
2005
3.58 | 22 ratings
Free Ride
2007
4.00 | 45 ratings
Summer Sessions Vol. 1
2008
3.82 | 30 ratings
Summer Sessions Vol. 2
2009
3.99 | 44 ratings
Summer Sessions Vol. 3
2009
3.67 | 12 ratings
Pewt'r Sessions 1
2011
3.86 | 14 ratings
Pewt'r Sessions 2
2011
4.10 | 49 ratings
Euporie Tide
2013
2.88 | 7 ratings
Pewt'r Sessions 3
2014
3.57 | 14 ratings
Return To Sky
2016

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4.86 | 5 ratings
Summer Sessions Vol 1-3
2010
4.00 | 4 ratings
Pewt'r Sessions 1-2
2012

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 Summer Sessions Vol 1-3 by CAUSA SUI album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2010
4.86 | 5 ratings

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Summer Sessions Vol 1-3
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Igor91

5 stars Denmark's Causa Sui started out as a somewhat typical stoner rock band in the early 2000's, but came into their own with the release of the Summer Sessions. Following their second album, Free Ride, the band dropped their vocalist and changed direction in their sound. While they never completely lost their stoner rock roots, the band began to stretch out into new sonic territories for Volume 1. The album's opening track, "Visions of Summer," is my favorite piece from the band. It is a 24+ minute journey into an auditory summer paradise. Trippy Krautrock grooves, cool jazz guitar workouts, Kyuss worshiping riffage, Hendrix inspired guitar solos, and spacey atmospheric soundscapes float in and out, up and down. Stunning. The rest of Volume 1, as well as Volumes 2 and 3 continue to follow suit, which occasionally features stinging free-jazz saxophone blasts as well. The result is the best 3 album package of modern instrumental psychedelic rock in the past 10 years, at least. The Summer Sessions is when Causa Sui found its musical footing, and never looked back. If you dig this style of music you really should own the Summer Sessions - all three volumes. I consider this collection to be truly essential for lovers of all that is psychedelic. A solid 5 stars.
 Pewt'r Sessions 1-2 by CAUSA SUI album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2012
4.00 | 4 ratings

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Pewt'r Sessions 1-2
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Igor91

4 stars Following the release of the three volume The Summer Sessions in 2008 and 2009, instrumental psychedelic/space rock band, Causa Sui, pushed the boundaries of their sound even further for the first two volumes of the Pewt'r Sessions. Originally released separately, and only on vinyl in 2011, the band released them both on CD in 2012 as a package deal. The band had clearly established itself as one of the premier psych bands in Europe with the release of the Summer Sessions, and now they found themselves stretching out even further into the cosmos with the Pewt'r Sessions. The album features long, tripped-out, musical adventures heavily influenced by the repetitive Krautrock styles of Can and Agitation Free. Jonas Munk's guitar is drenched in reverb and wah-wah petal resin, jamming over the band's way-out grooves. This is not music for the faint of heart, but it does grow on you if you have the patience to take it all in. It took a while, but once I "got it," there was no going back. If you are unfamiliar with the band, I would not recommend these albums to start with (try Europie Tide). That being said, Causa Sui's volumes 1 and 2 of the Pewt'r Sessions are prime examples of intense, modern psychedelic/space rock. 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 after repeated listens.
 Euporie Tide by CAUSA SUI album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.10 | 49 ratings

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Euporie Tide
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Igor91

5 stars If you consider yourself a psychedelic/space rock connoisseur, you need some Causa Sui in your music collection. While 2013's Europie Tide is not the band's best album, it is the best place to start. Now, that's not to say it's not great, because it is pure psychedelic greatness. The band's sound is a mixture of like-minded genres: late 60's to early 70's psychedelic rock, Krautrock, 90's stoner rock, post-rock, to name a few. On Europie Tide, Causa Sui's sound is more condensed and fine-tuned compared to much of what came before it, which is perfect for newcomers. There is a perfect balance of heavy, stoner rock riffage and gentle, spaced-out atmospheres here, and it never feels forced or contrived. Even though it's entirely instrumental, it holds your attention and keeps you captivated. If you find yourself liking this one, I suggest moving on to all three of their "Summer Sessions," for a full-on, sonic assault of their tripped-out awesomeness. Very highly recommended, 5 stars.
 Return To Sky by CAUSA SUI album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.57 | 14 ratings

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Return To Sky
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Igor91

4 stars Denmark's excellent psychedelic rock band's 2016 release, Return To Sky, finds the band riffing harder than it has in a while. Causa Sui is slightly revisiting it's stoner rock beginnings here, but their spacey, atmospheric tendencies have not gone away, just taken the back seat a bit. Openers "Dust Meridian" and "The Source" feature plenty of Kyuss-worthy riffs balanced by some lighter moments. The album's closing track, "Return To Sky," is the lightest, more atmospheric piece on the album, and serves as a welcome release from the fuzzed-out fervor that precedes it. The album Return To Sky echoes some of the band's 2013 release, Europie Tide, more structured style, which makes it a good start for newcomers to the band. Not their best release, but a damn good record nonetheless. 4 stars.
 Return To Sky by CAUSA SUI album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.57 | 14 ratings

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Return To Sky
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Tapfret
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3 stars On first impression Return to Sky is one of those albums that I found myself really enjoying, but had a hard time with considering this as a "progressive album of the year" candidate. Primarily because the feeling I got from the album was that of a desert / Stoner Rock album. Particularly with the parallels I found between this album and Kyuss' Welcome to Sky Valley, a name that is strikingly samiliar. And it's not just the name itself that conjures this feeling. The very moment the sludgy, occasionally phasered, Proto-metal guitars start in the image of that early-nineties-retrograde approach sets in. But several listens drove home the expanses of undistorted psychedelic ambiance (quite a bit more reverb use),  use of keys, more non-power chord guitar work and the fact that it's an instrumental album. These originally seemed like minor differences to my ear but ultimately gave the album a more individual texture without disarming that raw intensity that caused me to draw those original comparisons. In fact, Return to Sky comes close at times, but does not fall into the structurally ambiguous "jam band" trap I find detracts me from enjoying many artists in the psychedelic/space rock sub-genre. And whether the aforementioned similarities I hear to Kyuss are homage or just coincidence does not make the album less enjoyable. Much like the similarities to Black Sabbath make Kyuss less enjoyable.

I very much enjoy listening to Return to Sky . Though I would stop short of calling it an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection. I very rarely (almost never) say this, but I believe this is the type of album that would definitely benefit from vocals. Good album, 3 stars.

 Return To Sky by CAUSA SUI album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.57 | 14 ratings

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Return To Sky
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by restless_slacker

4 stars I've been following this band for a few years (since their Summer Sessions), and each subsequent release gets better and better. Causa Sui's music is a jammy kind of space-rock that owes equal debt to Grateful Dead's Dark Star and Pink Floyd's Echoes. Songs on the aforementioned Summer Sessions recording were unafraid to stretch out to 20 minutes or more. Here, on Return to Sky, the main thing that strikes the listener is how condensed the music has become. The entire album is a mere forty-five minutes which fits very comfortably on a single LP. It consists of 5 tracks each averaging about 9 minutes. This pattern of slimming down is carried on throughout the tunes themselves, as each song is a tightly constructed journey. However, the path is far from linear as each song travels through a number of different soundscapes from Hawkwindish hard riffing to jazz-inflected float-y soundscapes reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix's spaced out passages on 1983/Moon Turn the Tides. All of which Causa Sui had previously demonstrated their capability at doing on previous releases. On Return to Sky, however, all of the band's qualities get distilled into a powerful offering with little in the way of fat. I'd highly recommend this release for fans of Spacerock.
 Euporie Tide by CAUSA SUI album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.10 | 49 ratings

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Euporie Tide
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars CAUSA SUI are a Psychedelic band out of Denmark, yes the same country that brought us our own Guldbamsen. There's very little information that comes with this cd, not even what instruments the guys play but I like the cover art.

I was taken aback when I first heard the first song "Homage" as I wasn't expecting something so heavy. It starts out fairly subdued but that changes quickly as this heavy duty soundscape takes over reminding me of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS at their heaviest or the Dutch band 35007's "Liquid" recording. "The Juice" opens with electronics coming and going then a full sound kicks in. It does settle back but not for long as contrasts continue. The guitar is grinding it out before 3 minutes then he's ripping it up after 4 minutes as the drums pound away. I love when it settles down before 5 minutes, beautiful. "Echo Springs" has this beat with bass and guitar as background organ and electronics help out. A pleasant and enjoyable song. "Boozehound" is the only song I can't get into at all. I just don't like the rhythm or flavour of it. Sure it's catchy but i'm not a fan.

"Mireille" becomes fairly uptempo with busy drums and intricate guitar. The guitar turns powerful 2 1/2 minutes in. It settles back to that earlier sound after 4 minutes. I get a kick out of how busy the drummer is on this track even during the more laid back passages. "Fichelscher Sun" is a short piece with intricate guitar expressions as another guitar is strummed. "Ju-Ju Blues" is my favourite track on here. The guitar and especially the organ sounds are so uplifting to me. A sudden change after 1 1/2 minutes as it all turns powerful including some killer guitar before 3 minutes that lights it up until around 5 1/2 minutes when the song returns to that earlier sound. Nice. "Sota El Cel" is a short atmospheric piece that builds then settles back late. It almost sounds like mellotron here. "Euporie" is my second favourite tune. Spacey sounds echo before it quickly kicks into gear. Love the tone of the guitar here as it also seems to echo. It does settle back but then kicks back in a minute later. Another calm before 5 minutes as this song continues to shift. It turns pretty heavy before 6 minutes and the guitar starts to solo over top at 7 minutes. Another spacey calm a minute later but then it ends heavily. What a ride. "Eternal Flow" is the chilled out finale. A laid back and drifting track with percussion, guitar and keys standing out as it changes slightly along the way. An almost dead calm 8 minutes in to the end.

The album came in like a lion but went out like a lamb. 4 stars for this psychedelic offering from Denmark.

 Pewt'r Sessions 3 by CAUSA SUI album cover Studio Album, 2014
2.88 | 7 ratings

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Pewt'r Sessions 3
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

2 stars Here's my second Causa Sui review. Causa Sui is a Danish psychedelic band which has done nine studio albums in nine years so I consider them productive. But during three of these years they didn't release anything.

Perhaps a year ago I listened to Euporie Tide and really liked what I heard, I found that it was intelligent music. Their ninth record "Pewt'r Sessions 3" from 2014 though didn't caught me in the same way. I like the retro styled cover, the colours and the feelings you get when you see it. I also like how the music goes, the feelings and the mentality it seems to be sprung from. Causa Sui is Jonas Munk on guitar, keyboards and electronics, Jess Kahr on bass and Jakob Skött on drums and percussion. A co-musician is Ron Schneiderman on guitar. The record was released a month ago.

Three songs take up this record and they are quite similar. A massive wall of sounds that goes around and around and nothing really new happens. It sounds that is is a lot of improvisation with guitar themes that are being constructed during playing. It is quite artistic when they are trying to explore their feelings trough the music rather than give us melodies, riffs and choruses. Though must I say it is too monotonic for me. I want things to happen and I miss melodies and structures here. I don't think it sounds bad and I like what I hear, but then 5 minutes would be enough, not fourty. But I am sure there are people out there who would love this. For me, it was a little disappointment from their last recording which I liked. I will give "Pewt'r Sessions 3" two stars.

 Euporie Tide by CAUSA SUI album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.10 | 49 ratings

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Euporie Tide
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

4 stars Heavy music from Denmark arrives!

Here in Sweden, we had a (kind of) psychedelic rock band called "Träd, gräs och stenar". I like their heavyness and their ambling swing but I find the music too monotonous and amateurish. This record has the same heavyness and the same wandering rocking but also professionality and amazing details to enjoy.

Causa Sui was formed 2004 and has until now released eight records and this is the last one, yet not reviewed. A simpe but strong artwork gives the first impression. The members of Causa Sui are Jonas Munk(guitars, keyboards and electronics), Jess Kahr(bass) and Jakob Skött(drums and percussion). Unfortunately there's no singing here, I would have loved that.

I would call this an even record. The particular sound could be heard over the whole record and we hear both melodical and more atmospheric pieces. My favourite is the first one: "Homage" which is an explosion of musical power. Causa Sui contains gigantic organ sounds and pure psychedelic rock. "Boozehound" is also a marvolous track where a specific theme returns some times and "Mireille" is the album's second best, where I think you'd hear the clearest melody, still in the heavy groove. "Ju-ju Blues" is also worth mentioning such as the title track "Euporie" which is more monotonous but still a soundscape with perfection.

What I like with this record "Euporie Tide" by Causa Sui is that it feels very real. There's no modern pop rhytms or artificial crap but just amazing rock. I really miss some form of vocals but still very good music. Recommended!

 Summer Sessions Vol. 3 by CAUSA SUI album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.99 | 44 ratings

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Summer Sessions Vol. 3
Causa Sui Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Causa Sui make a case for their status as the Kyuss of Denmark with the third volume of their Summer Sessions releases. This series of albums consists of instrumental material culled from the band's jam sessions, which run the gamut from airy spacey psychedelic drifting to crunchy stoner rock. This time around, the album tends to err towards the spacier end of the group's sound except for on Red Valley, which essentially a Kyuss pastiche (right down to the name being a mashup of elements from Blues For the Red Sun and Welcome to Sky Valley). Enjoyable, but I can't say it's essential listening.
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