New Keepers of the Water Towers – Cosmic Child
Listenable Records - 2013
Prog, Space Rock, Stoner Metal
What is this, which stands before me; prog, space rock, folk with hints of Irish roots? How can that be, aren’t these dudes Swedish? Is it metal? I’m asking too many questions but how can I stop? … mind … bending … Let’s give the music that catch-all label for all things strange, fascinating, hideous, oblong, unwieldy and/or bulbous: Progressive. After all, New Keepers of the Water Towers’ second (third) album can be any and all those things at a given moment. It’s also been known inside the Hive to be stunning, ethereal, elegant, regal and magnificent. This is the parentage of the ‘Cosmic Child’, a dichotomy of beauty and deformity. The New Keepers keep the metal to a quiet roar on this one, preferring to let airy harmonies and ever-changing textures do the talking. Is ‘Cosmic Child’ an intergalactic journey through the subconscious mind of God? One could see it that way. It’s progressive rock, riding rhythms through the cosmic spaceways. It’s inscrutable music in a fluid environment.
(Written by Lucas)