EXXASENS - Eleven Miles

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Shoegaze, Instrumental | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Aloud Music | Autor: JV

What begins with the opener "Science Will Save Us" as if someone had borrowed the ringing guitars from U2's "Where The Streets Have No Name" soon turns out to be completely different than expected. The third album of Jordi Ruiz's one-man project features eleven Spacerock instrumental pieces. The most important part is played by the multi-layered guitars. They form reverberated and distorted sound walls, play crunchy metal and hard rock riffs and lift off with beguiling catchy melodies. The drums drive forward and reveal Riuz's closeness to the heavier rock. Together with the powerful bass, it forms the engine of the sound rocket, so to speak, which is shot into the exosphere here. Additional fuel is provided by the keyboard, which is usually used in a restrained manner. The man from Barcelona draws his main inspiration from people's efforts to explore the infinite vastness of space, as can be seen from song titles such as "Casiopea" or "Baikonur" (the name of the Russian Cape Caneveral, i.e. the hub of Russian space travel).

Top track: Eleven Miles

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