"... The Local Fuzz is one 42 minute instrumental track. It is a fuzz enthusiasts dream album. The album is very heavy and fuzzy throughout with some spacey and psychedelic moments and some classic and blues rock moments. It’s filled to the rim with riff after riff. Fans of their previous material won’t be disappointed. Anyone into big guitar riffs and/or great instrumental rock will love this." - The Soda Shop
"Melbourne’sThe Ovals’ new EPInto The Eyes Of Those Who Sleepseems them come cross a bit more ‘Manchester’ than the mystical sounds of their debut EPInnerspace. They still have the swirling keyboard and big prog-rock guitar builds; opening track ‘Refugees’ in particular has a sprawling and wondrously cosmic feel to it. ‘Lost With Bones’ doubles ominous bass looming over drums, screams and a vocal reminiscent of Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control’ to darken the mood somewhat before the sparse and spaced-out hypnotic kraut-jam of ‘Heretic’." - Andy Ryan
"Pink Lady Lemonade has been a live favorite for years and even appeared on the similarly titledPink Lady Lemonade - You're From Outer Space,Myth of the Love Electriqueand a few live discs in the past and the band is exploring the familiar riff once again onPink Lady Lemonade - You're From Inner Space. Launching the album with a thirty-plus minute take on the title track, they build up the track from space-rock swirlings to guitar flailings before delving into three more movements that explore the noisier, synthier sides of the motif before returning back to the guitar origins it started in." - Raven sings the blues
One of my favourite album from this year so far and my god I have spent 10 hours + just listening to the title track. This is a magical album and I cannot assert enough how fantastic this album is, and surely will be looked upon in history as one of the best from this decade. Highly recommended, and thanks to Mr. A for the link.
I love middle eastern acoustic guitar music and this is a whole compilation dedicated to it. Includes middle eastern artists as well as western ones such as Six Organs Of Admittance, Sir Richard Bishop etc. A very peaceful and soothing set of acoustic music to cleanse your minds in this scorching hot weather.
So it looks like I have to do another mini-review, as i can't find any in the internet.
Their sound immediately gives me flashback of the earlier noise-psych Comets On Fire and a bit of Iggy Pop. There also seems to be influences of Punk, with the energetic vocals and frantic beat of the instruments. The track "Get Me Out of Horizon" even has 3 minutes of drone before the vocals kick in. In this way these guys have emerged various genres into their sound that complement each other well.
My favourite SHOTM album. Can't be bothered to review it myself, so here is a nice review by Julian Cope,
"From the off, we should be in no doubt that JAYBIRD is one motherfucker of a psychedelic trip. Its grooves run rings around Saturn and its bass penetrates Uranus; its songs have no let up and listeners never know which ones they’re listening to – indeed, it’s the confusion and timelessness of this record which makes it such an achievement. Also, the mix of JAYBIRD is thoughtlessly daft enough to challenge 70-71 period Funkadelic, or the best mid-70s dub. Unlike the road warrior abandon of Comets on Fire (whose power is their seemingly unstoppable celebration of rootless travel), Sunburned Hand of the Man is a sedentary thing made by people in one place.Like The Wailers’ Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, these guys come over confident enough to celebrate their sense of settlement. Indeed, in the case of Comets on Fire versus The Sunburned Hand of the Man, it’s definitely a Hunter/Nomad versus the Settler/Farmer thing. To sum it up, Sunburned would build bridges that their children’s children would use forever so long as the children of Comets on Fire had not long ago laid waste to those bridges and all the land around them."
01) Bowery Electric - Things'll Never Be the Same
02) Asteroid #4 - Losing Touch With My Mind
03) Mogwai - Honey
04) Flowchart - Ode To The Street Hassle
05) Accelera Deck - I Believe It
06) Arab Strap - Revolution
07) Bardo Pond - Call The Doctor
08) Frontier - Hey Man
09) Low - Lord, Can You Hear Me?
10) Amp - So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears)
11) Piano Magic - How Does It Feel 12) Transient Waves - Billy Whizz
The first band request in my blog comes from the Slovenian band Vodoo Mule. Voodoo Mule is a new rock trio from Slovenia, inspired by bands/artists like Melvins, Jimi Hendrix, Sleep, Kyuss, Electric Wizard... They just played their first gigs and and have supported the Swedish doom legends Count Raven in Ljubljana...