What an extraordinary combination: A quartet from Oakland plus an American guest singer name their project Hedersleben after a place in Saxony-Anhalt, the album title "Die neue Welten" is in German, and two of the founding members (guitarist Nicky Garrett and drummer Jason Willer) once worked with the British punk pioneers UK Subs. But the sound world of this second album of this unusual project has nothing to do with punk at all. Rather with the psychedelic, Krautrock-inspired tones of Brainticket, Hawkwind or Ash Ra Temple. Also the "Cosmic Music", which made a big splash in Germany four decades ago and which the artist like Klaus Schulze, Cosmic Jokers or Faust had fallen for, shows itself just around the corner. Especially on the almost 20-minute start title "Zu den neuen Welten" (To the New Worlds), the wildly rampant universe of Californian owls unfolds: buzzing, overflowing, casual, mystical. Only occasionally Hedersleben glide too much into sounds the hippie has heard too often. Still, this is a trip you should get involved in.
Top-Track: To the new worlds