Floating Widget – The Sounds of Earth
Self released – 2017
Rock, Hard, Stoner, Desert, Fuzz
Releasing a new album after thirteen years will definitely raise questions about what the hell you were doing during all that time. We might need to find out about that gap from the Floating Widget boys themselves. But with their new EP The Sounds of Earth we can safely state they definitely delivered a fine follow-up to that mountainous record, Praises To The Riff Monolith, that paid homage to the almighty riff in a thunderous way. Hence the title ofcourse. Final track Spiderzilla of the new EP features Denis "Snake" Bélanger from Voivod and is perhaps the weird closer to the four, riff heavy, stoner trucking tracks that came before. But, it begs for more. Not to dismiss the vocal abilities of Vincent Peake, but Snake’s voice works magic on that one, much too short, track. And not to dismiss those other four damn fine hard rocking tracks that bring forth the fuzz in good form and fine riff idolatry! Let’s hope we do not have to wait another freakin thirteen years!
(Written by JK)