luni, 12 octombrie 2015

Musica sana in corpore sano

Viena has a lot of good sounds to offer. A new bird took off from the imperial nest. The name of that bird is Triptonus, and they are heavy, percussion driven and painted in trippy patterns.

 The new album released by Triptonus tells a colorful story. The tunes are very nice at first listening, but then they become deep and more meaningful. What i really enjoy about it is the fact that the songs are so diverse. The albums begins in full force and in the middle we can enjoy samples of more medley chords, and north African subtle touches.

 I've seen those guys live for about five times, and each time they play better and better.
The percussion and the didgeridoo play a special and unique part on this record. They give a more vibrant and tribe related kind of bond with the public.

 The long jams were packed in a 8 track full album that looks amazing, because the cover was designed by Kape Illustration. It's also good to hear familiar strings around, as Bren from The :Egocentrics plays a delightful role in this sonic realm

To specify just one song that i enjoy,i will have to go with Lorenz von Arabien, but all of them are building a solid trip to an instant modern classic album. For me this album doesn't sound sound like stoner rock, desert rock or any other overused labels. It is more then that is larger then them, know that is out there. Don't forget that Triptonus album is available on CD and vinyl here.

Until next time, put the needle on the record when the drum beat goes so wild.

luni, 3 august 2015

How heavy are their minds?

Now this is what i call a dynamic space power trio. I am writing this article as i am listening for the 4th time The Heavy Minds album called Treasure Coast. The artwork and lyrics kept my attention right from the start. The speakers put me into a cool seventies mood as the tunes were coming out, until the third song which soaked my ears into the acoustic realm. The album is very dreamy, balanced and the  guitar tones are in great shape. I liked the percussion fragment, the spaced out vocals and the deep old school organ. Radio fragments are properly infused for a more deep and personal experience with their music. The great news about this part is that they released the album on vinyl at StoneFree and you can order it here

The Heavy Minds reminds me of The Doors, Blue Cheer, Wolfmother, The Parlor Mob and all the magic drug inducted music that lasts for decades. Revival or not, the result is a juicy album, with candid lyrics and a heavy dose of sincerity. I’m sure that seeing this band live is a quite an experience. I don't know them but i love to see them play live and loud.
There is a fire in their veins and it should burn in heavy riffs from now on. In the end all i can add is that I’m glad  I’ve found an island in your heart a treasure on your coast.

Tune in!