woensdag 12 februari 2014

Space Paranoids – Under The King Of Stone

Space Paranoids – Under The King Of Stone
Madhouse Music/Self released – 2012
Rock, Stoner, Psych, Space
Rated: ***

With a band name like Space Paranoids one would expect to be treated to some damn fine hallucinatory space rock. But the four Italians that have implored this moniker for their music provide us with some heavy stoner that only uses the intergalactic sounds as little tweaks and the psychedelic influences as minor ticks. For their album Under The King Of Stone already released in 2012 could come straight out of the desert and implores the heavy riffs and loud bursts just as well as the godfathers did themselves. With a lo-fi production of the recordings that were done live; there’s a certain charm to this release. It evokes some sort of magic that reminds us, even if it’s just for a second, of something seventies and something bluesy, of something so desirable and beguiling that it leaves you wandering through your memories as the album continues. An instinctive sort of magnetism that only nature exhumes. Like that love you lost long ago, a charcoal drawing of something mystical or the magnificent mountain in front of you waiting for your exploration… These astronauts are earth bound!

(Written by JK)

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