Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014, Jahrgang 2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Eigenvertrieb | Autor: BSV

The Spacelords' third prank has got it all. While the Reutlingen-based band were still driving more compact tracks through the outer space on their first two albums, "Synapse" - the album title indicates it - is more driven into the interior, to the aberrations and confusions of the brain. It's psychedelic time. The sounds are grounded, dirty at times, but also always trippy and hypnotic, the ecstasy almost challenging. This is not new, other bands - especially German bands like Electric Moon - create jam-like monoliths in excess length. The Spacelords succeeds with finesse and a dexterity that makes the structures, rhythms and melodies clearly recognizable. All the more they burn themselves into the subconscious. The bass and the unusual sounds in the title track are just as much fun as the synths and the powerful riffs in "No 2". The highlight is the irresistible "Pyroclastic Monster", which lives up to its name. Its power is reminiscent of works by Monkey3. (The album is also released on vinyl by Sulatron Records.)

Top Track: Pyroclastic Monster

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