Soloalbum number ten clearly shows that Brant Bjork still has a long way to go. Not only, but especially when you consider that the 41-year-old has been shaping the Stoner and Desert scene for more than two decades, "Black Power Flower" is of impressive freshness. The title describes the flair of the silver item precisely. The founder and drummer of Kyuss (and recently also the successor of Vista Chino) has immortalized with his Low Desert Punk Band Bjork a collection of songs, whose dark and dirty nature stands above everything else, and that with captivating vitality. Nevertheless, there are interesting shades: The experienced musician doesn't just rely on heavy riffs, but pairs sabbath-like slowmo parts like in the opening track "Controllers Destroyed" with drifting-punky material à la "Boogie Woogie On Your Brain" or worn and melodic moments ("Hustler's Blues") as well as psychedelic interludes. Many songs may sound a bit uniform on first hearing, but every further pass reveals new facets. Brant and band play with consistent pressure, which doesn't fail to float delicate approaches: the old desert sow remains hungry.
Top track: Boogie Woogie On Your Brain