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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars Fantastic dark psychedelic obscurity, as if a shining appearance (like the sleeve) would come ahead of us.

Cannot avoid their initial sound kicks in the first track "El Topo". Seriously percussive explosive quakes make us palpitate quickly, followed by dramatic dry chorus that ring our bells. Melancholic guitar whispering is impressive too, and they (nobody knows how many players they have though) launch not only moody / desert space rock but also enthusiastic psychedelic eruption. Sometimes darkly metallic, sometimes simply tragic, and sometimes theatrically deep ... they have more kaleidoscopic soundscape than other ones. Suppose Finnish human nature, blessed with clean air and cool water, would give them such a gracious fantasy. The same matter can be felt in the following stuff "Hannibal", flooded with ethnic mysterious atmosphere created by their scarlet voices and muddy instrumental evolution. Not artificial but natural movement I've felt. Obviously full of confidence they should be under the dark sky, especially in the last dead ambient scene.

"God Bless The Poor Bankers" or "Son Of Ugly Box" reminds me something like attachment for symphonic Floyd in Roger Era and Heavy Water Experiments. Difficult to digest, like an akinetic deep-sea fish beneath the black sea, but I'm always wondering the reason to soak up such a hardness drenched in black water. What an amazing comfort for me ... even as to the last scattering noise fuzz in "Son Of ..." or a lingering sound whisper at the end of "God Bless ...". Oh yes, "Funny Paper Fax Machine" is another non-funny sound persistency, namely my pleasure, that I've met anywhere evidently but I cannot remember anymore. The last "Smackblossoms" is one of the most favourite stuffs for me, like the first one. Exactly like themselves, obscure and magical sound / noise / voice announcements attacking us spread itself out as a critical music dimensional trip. Where will we go, with the deepy trippy dizziness? A dying sound fire can be fascinating too. A Finnish gem really.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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