zaterdag 19 november 2016

Baron Crâne – Electric Shades

Baron Crâne – Electric Shades
Self released – 2016
Rock, Experimental, Jazz, Jam, Psych, Stoner, Prog
Rated: ****

We dug the first EP Baron Crâne released almost a year ago. Intelligent jazzy rock that borrowed as much from stoner as it did from prog. There was something highly artistic about those tracks and they felt like something truly visionary. Well, the boys are back with a new release entitled Electric Shades. On it the Baron explores its own territory even further. We are still treated to proggy psychedelics and energetic experimentation. Perhaps the stoner side has been turned down a bit, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. It seems to be the ever prevalent hum beneath all the wildness that goes on, on these six tracks. For wild they definitely are as well as vibrant and full of spirit. On some levels the Baron might be a bit arrogant. Not wanting to go for the easy option when there is also a more difficult option. But hey, if one knows better there is no need to be wrong! And Baron Crâne it seems, is never wrong!

(Written by JK)

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