Posts Tagged ‘Ancestors’
Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012
This is the final instalment of the “unexpected highlights of Roadburn 2012.” We decided to compile this series not because we had low expectations for any of the bands or solo artists featured in this top 10, but because they brought us to euphoric heights and doomed down depths we never dared to imagine!
It was pretty much a given that bands such as Sleep, Yob, Bongripper, Heavy Jam, The Obsessed, Sólstafir, Nachtmystium, Ulver, OM, Orchid, Anekdoten, Coroner, Black Cobra, Jesu, Virus, Agalloch and curators Voivod would send us searching for synonyms for “legendary” and “awesome” this year. We knew that going in!
What we didn’t know was how many other bands and solo performers would have us scrambling for the thesaurus to come up with words to describe their sets.
This brings us to the final installation of the “Unexpected Highlights” series. Rounding out the top 10 is the mighty Ancestors. Watch the clips below to see (and hear) why!
On their latest EP, Invisible White, Los Angeles based psychedelic rock quintet Ancestors tamped down their surging stoner rock leanings in favour of a more cinematic approach with long moog / modular synth workouts very much reminiscent of Pink Floyd circa Meddle and Live at Pompeii. Charting a new course for the band’s progressive, colourful sounds, Ancestors got the chance to reprise their stunning 2010 Roadburn performance, this time supporting the release of a new, much anticipated album, titled In Dreams and Time.
Posted on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from the Obelisk: As massive as the riffs were on Ancestors’ 2008 Tee Pee Records debut, Neptune with Fire (originally also the band’s demo), their largesse pales in comparison to the distance of stylistic ground the band has covered since. The progression away from that album’s two-song Sleep-derived […]
Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Making their fourth appearance in 5 years at the festival, it looks like Japan’s serial-killer-obsessed seekers of the almighty riff Church of Misery are poised to become the offficial Roadburn house band. All joking aside, Church of Misery were among THE highlights of the previous Roadburn festivals (even the main […]
Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
Lovingly pinched from AllMusic: The third album by Los Angeles psychedelic / stoner rock band Ancestors is their mellowest release to date. The surging Uriah Heep /Deep Purple side of their sound has been tamped down in favor of acoustic guitars and long synth tones very much reminiscent of Pink […]
Posted on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
This past spring, two American rock bands embarked on a ten date tour of Western Europe. Celebrated, Los Angeles groups Ancestors and Night Horse traveled to Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria and the UK as part of a run of live shows bookended around the 2010 Roadburn Festival, an event billed […]