Five albums are already on the credit side at Appaloosa. Like on their predecessor "The Worst Of Saturday Night" (2012) the Italians try to create a continuous psychedelic trip on their new album "Trance44". Perhaps they should have combined the eleven pieces into one big longtrack to enhance the effect of the hypnotic, organic. But even with the interruptions the tracks do not miss their effect. Appaloosa superficially rely on rhythms that seem spontaneous and simple, but are sometimes composed of strange sounds, sometimes slanting or sluggish, but usually irresistibly drift forward. Appaloosa's strength lies in decorating these grooves with various sounds, which results in a remarkable mixture of psych, ethno and spacerock - and that with catchy melodies as well. In songs like "Barabba (Lu Re)", "Deltoid" and "Super Drug Bust" this works excellently. Speech samples, oriental harmonies and avant-garde excursions round off the album.
Top track: Barabba (Lu Re)