Ape Machine – This House Has Been Condemned
Self released – 2010
The American Ape Machine consists of a quintet of members hailing from other bands like Evening Episode, Minmae and Fenix TX. On their first album in this form named This House Has Been Condemned we are treated to a lovely mix of Rock, Blues, Stoner and Psychedelics. It results in an honorary salute to bands like Led Zeppelin and Blue Cheer. Intense melodies and hard driving riffs, combined with the hunting, screaming, wailing and moaning voice of singer Caled Heinze gives the listener an ‘it’s all happening’ feeling. Transported to the seventies and into an outfit comprised of wide corduroy pants and a ditto colorful blouse we drift along the groovy set of eight songs. The rolling riffs build towards great tasting solos and incredible sound explosions. This is warm blues and soulful music like the classics used to make. Give those monkeys another banana!