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Magdalena Solis



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3 stars 'Hesperia' is tending towards trance/space this time, a tad more accessible compared to the predecessor EP, even comprising one song which takes you on an extended nine minute excursion. MAGDALENA SOLIS are a Belgian outfit providing hallucinatory-transcendental stuff in the vein of the Kosmische Musik, dark mooded, other-worldly but still pleasant in some way. The band name refers to a High Priestess of Blood acting in an obscure Mexican cult around the 1960's. And in fact you might feel like getting a transfusion on some points when listening to this band.

Just concentrate, take care of all the details, preferably use your headphones - it's worth it ... and avoid to speculate how they are able to shift into such an irresistible mood when producing this songs. I would file the aforementioned long track Sisters Of The Twilight Mansions as the highlight here. We have an absolutely delirious and nightmarish start first until they finally turn to the right direction with a fantastic oriental trance behaviour, supported by tabla, scratchy synths and a celestial female voice.

You won't find a regular drum set included here, there is nothing which rocks really, so much the more all the songs are dominated by a spaced out flow. MAGDALENA SOLIS can be counted among the rare neo krautrock acts which reference but do not rehash. Their second EP is another promising hint pointing to the first full album 'Celestial Survival Machines', which is announced for 2011.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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