dinsdag 17 september 2013

Monomyth – Monomyth


Monomyth – Monomyth
Burning World – 2013
Rock, Stoner, Kraut, Doom, Psych, Space, Drone, Instrumental
Rated: *****

The five members from Dutch formation Monomyth have an impressive curriculum of former bands of which they were a part of before becoming this new mythical entity. We are ofcourse referring to 35007, Gomer Pyle, Lucid, Incense, Alkaloid, The Incredible Stacks and The Polar Exploration Ship. And now, on their self-titled debut album we are treated to long drawn out compositions that thanks to some brilliant layering and construction result in a spectacular hallucinatory journey. Repetition and tight slow rhythms make you float across the boundaries of the (musical) universe. Kozmic-kandy-kolored textures and kaleidoscopic dream sequences painted by leisurely use of every instrument available. Heavy and monstrous on occasion but mostly droning and vibrating on a pitch that resembles that final hammerstrike from the gods… Or as the boys simply state themselves: “Enter an arena where there is no more time or space, simply the vacuum in which communication is operated on a higher level. You can enter in two ways . . . simply by closing your eyes and letting the instrumental music transport you, or with eyes wide open as you descend into the mind staggering light show.” Amen…

(Written by JK)




1 opmerking:

  1. Damn; this is what happens when legends collide! Gonna have to see Monomyth live real soon!

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