Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Stoner/Desertrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Soundzero | Autor: BSV

You have to find a front woman for Stonerrock first. The Sahara Surfers have one. The quartet from Innsbruck presents their second album with "Sonar Pilot" and singer Julia Überbacher puts in as much effort as her three male colleagues on guitar, bass and drums. The four of them spick their stoner with psychedelic moods and repetitive structures reminiscent of the New Artrock of Long Distance Calling or Leech. And so it's not so much the voice that is the star on this album, but rather the guitar riffs and the driving drums. That's violent, it has power, but it also surprises with some instrumental passages, which allow themselves some rest in between. The grooves are handy, the hooklines ignite. Sahara Surfers don't invent anything new. So or in a similar form - except the female voice - this music also plays other acts. However, the rich sound is clean rather than dirty. Some will see it positively, others negatively.

Top track: Ganjalf

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