Posts Tagged ‘Album of the day’
Posted on Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: The phrase used on the information listing in the reviews pool here at Echoes & Dust, described From Tomorrow by The Oscillation as sounding like “Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd”. Bloody hell, they weren’t half right. Well… for the first track on the album ‘Corridor (Part One)’ at least anyway.
With more than a passing nod (more like a hearty handshake and tongue kiss) to ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ from The Floyd, The Oscillation begin their journey through psychedelic rock in a comfortable fashion. So far, so Roger.
It’s the fact that track two, (the cunningly titled ‘Corridor (Part Two)’), is much more expansive with its stabs of keyboards and watery guitar lines that gives me the sneaking suspicion that The Oscillation know full well what pigeon hole people will try to put them in so have deliberately put the most Barrett-esque track first on the album.
Everything that follows is more ethereal and kaleidoscopic. And much less pastoral. ‘Descent’ shimmers into view with a riff not a million miles away from that band’s space opus ‘Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun’, but thanks to some great percussion feels more Middle Eastern than Milky Way.
Just when you thought it was all going to be lava lamps and the aroma of incense, ‘No Place To Go’ ambles over with its fuzzed up guitars and bass riffing back and forth. A welcome upbeat, up tempo track albeit it with suitably trippy lyrics (both in language and effects used). This track, along with ‘Chrome Cat’, are perhaps the most straightforward rock songs on the album but with all manner of echoes and delays and drones that you might well guess.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Horisont are yet another shining example of just how good the modern music scene is in Sweden. Presumably Richie Blackmore and KK Downing have being taking over music classes with a countless amount of great bands emerging from the same places that gave us […]
Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Popmatters: The last album from French trio Aqua Nebula Oscillator, 2012’s Third, was a riotous brew of wicked and hallucinogenic rock, all set amongst interstellar chaos. The album’s acid-fried tunes were injected with heavy traces of Amon Düül II, Hendrix, and MC5, then brought to life in […]
Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Metal Underground: There is an evil madness that descends underneath the depths of despair – riding along the electric charges that jump the endless lattice of neural pathways in the mind. The parasitic nature is so perfect that it is undetectable; it is one with the host. […]
Posted on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Toxicbreed’s Funhouse: Here we have a split of absolutely epic proportions: the first new material from sludge powerhouse Noothgrush in over a decade, as well as two crushing contributions from Japanese death metal band Coffins, coming together to make up one of the most ludicrously heavy split […]
Posted on Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Sputnikmusic: I have found it. Finally, after many ages of conjecture and search by scholarly and religious figures alike, it has come. The second coming is upon us, but not quite like it was envisioned. It was said to be instantaneous and worldwide; visible and audible, and […]
Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Praise for Oranssi Pazuzu‘s Valonielu from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Space rock collides brilliantly and violently with blackened post metal on this third bleak transmission from an exploding alien nebula (otherwise known as Finland), courtesy of some of its weirdest astral wanderers: the incomparable Oranssi Pazuzu. Valonielu is at once […]
Posted on Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: If ever a band deserves kudos for sheer dogged persistence and durability it has to be Bristol’s own stoner doom veterans Gonga. It has been an astonishing 15 years since the Elgie brethren of George on guitar and Tom on drums started the band […]
Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: As the post-metal tag slinks ignominiously back to the hole from whence it came, the bands who found themselves lumped under it have either vanished or expanded their sound in their own inimitable fashions. Case in point is France’s Year Of No Light, who […]
Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Lovingly pinched form The Obelisk: On Aug. 9, 2012, Danish promoter, engineer and heavy psych supporter Ralph Rjeily passed away from testicular cancer. His loss reverberated through those who knew him in the European underground (Scott “Dr. Space” Heller of Øresund Space Collective contributed a remembrance), and it’s in his honor […]