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The :Egocentrics are a Romanian psychedelic band from Timišoara, consisting of guitarist Brenn, bassist Jess and drummer Hera. Very little is known about this band as they prefer to keep a low profile information-wise and speak through enigmatic but powerful concert performances and, as of recent, recorded material.

The band came to international attention when still playing only local venues, as a consequence of releasing the debut EP "Mystic Initiation" in 2008. The EP was self-financed and recorded in a local studio with the band members exercising their production talents for the first time but, contrary to how that might sound, the material received positive reviews on Cosmic Lava or The Ripple Effect. Consequently, the band was soon signed up by German label Nasoni Records and a full album was recorded in August 2009 during a very intense, continuous 12 hours session. Later, additional sounds (xylophone, additional percussion, tube driven synths through moog amplifiers etc.) were added and the album titled "Love Fear Choices And Astronauts" was released on April 1st, 2010. The album is currently receiving extremely positive reviews from Lowcut (Den), Psychotropic Zone (Fin),, Sleeping Shaman (UK), Lords Of Metal (Nl), etc.

The music is an intense, heavy epic build-up of spacey structures and timbre explorations with a solid back-bone, slightly "metallic". In order to balance this side of the music, a dynamic quality coming from tendencies towards improvisation, ambient and jazz provides relief and flavour. A lot of genres tags can be invoked, such as stoner rock, psychedelic rock, post-metal and jam band, but the best way to describe the range of influences and similarities of the superb and eclectic musical bouquet would be to quote the bands confessed interest in MOTORPSYCHO, CAUSA SUI, COLOUR HAZE, BRANT BJORK, JIMI HENDRIX, 35007, MONKEY3, CAPTAIN BEYOND, CAMEL, KING CRIMSON or NEUROSIS.

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Love Fear Choices and Astronauts
The Egocentrics Psychedelic/Space Rock

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3 stars Romanian The:Egocentrics are another interesting newcomer in 2010 - they offer a mix of stoner, post and psych/space rock provided with a proper progressive essence. Which means there is much more than a simple stoner flavour in here - even though the band is often reduced to this category. Now released on the famous German NASONI label 'Love Fear Choices And Astronauts' comprises four lengthy tracks beyond the ten minute mark, totally instrumental. Rather varied jams, constantly mixing up heavy psych and cosmic floating parts.

When you ask about the uniqueness, the aspect what differentiates them from other bands I would say it's Brenn's guitar work offering a great bandwith. Best described for the opener Spacewulf where he plays a very sensitive part. 2012 however starts with a heavier, rather Jimi Hendrix related style, later though evolving into another spacey mood. Don't know why exactly, but Bright Dawn Of The Soul reminds me of Robin Trower's best days (Bridge Of Sighs) in parts ... from the heavier side of life too ... but again you won't miss a gliding relaxed excursion included in between.

The last minutes of Mystic Initiation then offer a gripping space rock interlude underlaid with samples, the album highlight in my opinion. 3 and a half stones ... ehh, stars ... are well deserved for this solid production. To name comparable bands for a proper orientation I would choose Samsara Blues Experiment, My Sleeping Karma, Earthless ...

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