Millions of years before there was Carlton Melton, nature created a large dome-shaped cave on the coast of Mendocino in northern California. The young men who would later become Carlton Melton had long dreamed of playing loud, improvised, experimental, psychedelic music in this cave. On 17 July 2008 it was finally time. Carlton Melton was born. With the latest work "Always Even", the quartet has now recorded four CDs, all of which were recorded in the cave. Maybe that's the reason for the strange sound of the album. Instrumental spacer rock is offered on "Alway Even", but in a brittle way. Rude, but with a love of detail. Or better: with love for complex timbres that are created rather by chance. The spontaneity is reminiscent of early Krautrock works, a good shot of psych is also included. The calm opener "Slow Wake" is followed by the synth guitar riff monster "Keeping On". And "Sarsen" is a huge trip. Too bad that the band finishes the album after just 38 minutes.
Top track: Keeping On