woensdag 29 februari 2012

Shaking Godspeed – Hoera

Shaking Godspeed – Hoera
Suburban – 2012
Rock, Free, Blues, Garage, Psychedelics
Rated: *****

On this last day of Christmas, errr, I mean Dutch Courage Month, we visit the best album that has been released so far this year. Three cheers for Shaking Godspeed and their second full-sized album called Hoera! (Hoera! Hoera! Hoera!) Their self-titled EP blew everyone away in 2010 and their first complete record Awe left everyone wondering in amazement where this greatness originated from and where it might lead. Well, the trio has struck again. This time they decided to mold and compress their musical madness into some kind of pop structure. Their wild and savage sound is brilliantly combined with something bittersweet and lusciously deceiving. It is raw and feral blues mingled with psychedelic and kaleidoscopic garage without becoming too heavy, plump or unmanageable. Progressive free rock like the good Captain used to make. But condensed and with an obvious intent; a resolute to inspire, enchant and ravish like only a pure masterpiece can do. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

3 opmerkingen:

  1. The absolute best album of 2012 so far! I concurrrrrr!

  2. Awesome indeed! Hurray!
    Somehow reminds me of Masters of Reality / Desert Sessions / Qotsa meets De Staat.


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