zaterdag 31 december 2011

Number ONE


“I am Garak, the original Guru of Stoner HiVe. And I proclaim this to be the number one album of 2011…”



Number ONE



We have come to the absolute winner of 2011. The gold medallist so to speak. These young puppies ended up as top dog after a gigantic sprint in the end in which they overtook Graveyard, Skraeckoedlan and Lo-Pan, which occupied the first place for the first few weeks. Their sophomore album keeps in vein with all the retromania records that have been released in 2011; but this time around they use the seventies doom variation foremost and add to this a fuzzy groove that surfs over the sound waves like a mad Hawaiian sea cowboy. And even with their progressive sound structures they still remain droning and hypnotic with an ever present cosmic and psychedelic feel to it. It gives new meaning to the word heavy and uses the blues roots in a distinctive, personal and excellent way. It flows in a melodic way that is unparalleled and delivers after every build up in their own way without aiming to be explosive all the time. They know how to be subtle, they know what silence is all about and know when the fires of old must burn and burn and char and destroy. As if these guys know the old soul of the world and have been here for many a year…


Elder – Dead Roots Stirring


7 opmerkingen:

  1. Fucking Great, Yeah!!! Amazing album and very good taste, yes sir!

    Happy new year JK!!

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  2. Great n°1!!!!! I'm so happy with this result ... b.t.w.; HAPPY NY JK AND MANY THX FOR THE GOOD WORK!

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  3. Happy new year!

    What happened? I totally missed this one!
    Thanks for the great blog and the exciting countdown to the new year. I love coming back daily to see what's up next. How about posting everyone's top 3 (anonymously)? Two of my top three didn't make it in the top 20, and I'm curious what everyone else has on top.

    Cheers!

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  4. Happy new year everyone! And thanks for the kinds messages...

    Will post a few more posts about the countdown the next few days like Clobyn suggested!

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  5. I agree 100% with your top ten. Elder i discovered this year was quite a schock i admit!
    First time on your blog today, love the music, like the texts.
    Enjoy Les Pyrénées (and yes, be careful of the beasts out there ^^).

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  6. Welcome GIO and thanks for the wellwishing!

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