Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Krautrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Crispin Glover | Autor: BSV

It's good that the two brothers Øyvin and Vermund Engan (vocals/bass and guitar respectively) don't know exactly where to go yet. The two Norwegians together with drummer Andreas Gulbrandsen try out some directions on the first (apart from an EP in 2013) Black Moon Circle album "Andromeda": Stoner rock, kraut rock, spacer rock, psychedelic. All this can be found in the five tracks (between six and 15 minutes playing time). No matter what the trio plays, they succeed. Thus, Black Moon Circle has all options open for the future. Jams that are not extended to infinity alternate with parts including catchy vocal melodies. Acoustic passages meet wild, distorted guitar solos. Spacy-yowling sounds garnish stoic Krautrock grooves. Despite these contrasts, "Andromeda" is a homogeneous, sometimes untamed river. The fact that the band recorded the whole album in a single day deserves respect. But maybe that's exactly why it got so good. Top track: Dragon

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