zaterdag 28 september 2013

Ocean Towers – Distractions

Ocean Towers – Distractions
Self released – 2013
Rock, Psych, Hard, Stoner, Blues, Prog
Rated: ****

Hailing from Canada’s Ocean Playground, Nova Scotia the four piece aptly chose Ocean Towers as the moniker under which to rock out. For their compositions tower above and hold fast as the waves of riffs and fuzz and tumbling drums crash upon its foundations. After releasing two highly diverse musical Chapters in 2011 and 2012 and two jams earlier this year named Archives Vol.1 they released their first full-sized album a month or two ago. The name is Distractions and moves like the different winds that plague their peninsula. And the album echoes something classic, grand and epic; it burns you just as easy with heavy pounding riffs as with soulful guitarlines as the rhythm section slowly slugs and chugs. Their are so many great tracks on this album which are highly diverse that it’s hard to choose a favorite; but the spacerock influences and the second vocals by drummer Brian Stoud on Lake Echo give it even more class. This is pure gold. Listen without distractions…

(Written by JK)

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