donderdag 10 mei 2012

Icarus Gasoline – Lo Desaparecido


Icarus Gasoline – Lo Desaparecido
Self released – 2010
Rock, Stoner, Desert
Rated: *****


Formed in Punta Arenas, Chile, the southern most city of the South American continent; the Icarus Gasoline foursome quickly moved to Santiago once their dry icy sound had been perfected. They sound like a cold desert morning waking to a rising sun promising windy heat and shimmering air. On their second effort from 2010 called Lo Desaparecido they perfect the slow desolate sound we know from Kyuss. And they are rarely tempted to also explore the faster heavier sound of said band; but mostly the descriptive floating tunes that transport your soul and move your mind into uncharted territories. It is absolutely impressive the way the guitars draw out the scenery across a slow bopping bass and expert leisurely drumming. And then there are the vocals; which are absolutely fitting for the music, hypnotic by default and make you thank the heavens for the Spanish language. Lo Desaparecido holds that weird middle ground between limitless and limited. Like something disappearing right before your very eyes. Espejismo mágico!


5 opmerkingen:

  1. Among the best albums I have heard recently!

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  2. The thing is that you have a good domain of the Spanish!

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  3. HI there! im the drummer of the icarus.. thanks for sharing our music and im very glad you liked it.. just want to clarify one detail.. "Lo Desaparecido" is our second album, "SGPLP" is the first one released on 2004. Thanks!

    the review is awesome!!

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  4. Thanks for the update amigo! I will change the info and fix the errors!

    Keep on churnin out them tunes!

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  5. an article about the band..

    http://www.mtviggy.com/articles/patagonian-stoners-icarus-gasoline-will-lead-you-astray/

    an interview as winners of the "Artist of the week" poll..

    http://www.mtviggy.com/articles/patagonian-stoners-icarus-gasoline-will-lead-you-astray/

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