CAUSA SUI - Euporie Tide

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: El Paraiso | Autor: BSV

No, that's not a typo, there's no "h" missing at the crucial point. The album is really called "Euporie Tide" - and means one of the horns. Even if euphoria would be the order of the day in view of the quality of Causa Sui's new album. Six years lie between this and her last studio work "Free Ride". During this time the Danish stoner rockers released a whole bunch of jam sessions on CD and vinyl. However, these had it in themselves and were in no way inferior to the pure studio works. Euporia Tide" follows right on from this. Again no, the opener "Homage" doesn't come from the German showcase toner rockers Colour Haze, but he could. This reference should come as no surprise to anyone, as the first Causa Sui albums were released by the Colour Haze house label Elektrohasch. "Homage" is what stoner rock should be: The song begins slowly, it introduces a characteristic lick, which it repeats seemingly incessantly, and in the end it breaks out into huge sounds. But this isn't the only variation that Causa Sui has to offer. With them it can also be much more relaxed, even playful. In "Echo Springs", for example, floating synths, an organ and a loud bass groove all combine to create a relaxed finger picking. "Boozehound" is - the title suggests it - powerful, groovy, fuzzy, simply the stuff from which the fun is made. In "Mireille", the wild guitar solo doesn't detract from the dreamy overall mood. "Ju-Ju Blues" presents fat organ sounds. The title track swings up to New Artrock with guitar walls, while "Eternal Flow" lets the album end quietly and mystically. And for all the different atmospheres the quartet around guitarist and producer Jonas Munk doesn't need any vocals. Clear case: the best Causa-Sui album so far!

Top track: Boozehound

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