dinsdag 2 juli 2013

The Great Khan – The Rise of Khan

The Great Khan – The Rise of Khan
Bilocation Records– 2013
Progressive, Funk, Stoner
Rated: ****

Israel’s The Great Khan doesn’t have time to mess around with no dinky Mongolian Empire.  They’ve got bigger, more expansive aspirations in mind. Uncorking an army of riffs they are sent off to the far corners of the seventies.  Then, a hammer is taken to those seventies sounds and they are blasted across the universe.  Prog, funk, synth and horns all make their presence clearly felt with blood, sweat and tears on the tape reels.  And were riffs mentioned earlier?  Because those things are represented here in vast quantities, found most abundantly in the gaseous state of funk.  This thing’s got some groove alright.  Alligator daddies mingle with warlords on a spaceship Cadillac.  It’s a cruise around the electric highway of a ringed planet.  It’s a progressive take on the stoner genre with a hungry eye towards the ten-thousand-seat venue.  And here’s the kicker, this massive army of empire, this cast of thousands, this whole seven song progressive, funk, stoner album is all the work of a single man!  Yes, folks, you really can be anything you want in life, even an overlord.  The Great Khan is proof of that.

(Written by Lucas)

1 opmerking:

  1. And there's a vinyl re-release pending with four bones tracks! Can't wait to get my hands on that one!