quinta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2018

SNAKES DON´T BELONG IN ALASKA - MOUNTAIN RITUALS (2017) [ALBUM REVIEW]

Artwork by Isla Marie Haddow

Formed in 2014, the heavy psych power trio Snakes Don't Belong In Alaska (SDBA) based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, have been slowly but steadily making a name for themselves on the U.K. psych circuit, by supporting some of the major players on the scene and self-releasing very limited lo-fi demos and live jams via their own label Infinity Mirror Records. Mountain Rituals, the band`s first release for other record company, came out last May via US indie label Sky Lantern Records run by Nik Rayne (The Myrrors) and reveals all the band´s potential with 2 long slabs of spaced out rock on a exploratory voyage through the cosmos of heavy psychedelic music.

Recorded live in rehearsal at Little Buildings Rehearsal Rooms, the band is captured delivering 40 mins of raw improvised psych sounds, mesmerizing drones, cosmic kraut sections, heavy guitar freak outs and shamanic vocals that meditates on Acid Mothers or Ash Ra Temples and preaches the same other-worldly gospel of fellow UK acts such as The Cosmic Dead or Blown Out.
The jams build slowly with a fully locked rhythmic section of entrancing drums and pulsating bass lines as the acid guitar quietly takes over with transcendental layers and dreamy soundscapes until it unleashes face melting fuzzy riffs and mind bending phased out solos that will eject you from your seat into outer space.

It may sound repetitive and tedious noise for some... but I just can´t get enough of this stuff! To me, it´s like sonic aurora borealis coming out from my speakers through sound waves vibrating and resonating the entire room with northern lights.

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DUNST - DHIMAHI PRACHODAYAT



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