Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Bad Afro | Autor: BSV
A self-produced EP gave Telstar Sound Drone an appearance at the Roskilde Festival in 2009. Internal problems paralyzed the band in the meantime, so that only now with "Comedown" the official debut of the Danes appears. The quartet is a side project of the well-known Baby Woodrose, because drummer Hans Beck and guitarist Mats Saaby also play in Lorenzo Woodrose's band. Telstar Sound Drone are, however, moving away a good bit from the band in question. They, too, are firmly arrested in the dirty late sixties psychrock. Also here the guitars grind and howl. But the sound is blurrier, foggier. It resembles a feverish live performance in a small, smoky shed. You can literally smell the sweat. The vocals are always faded and mix with all the guitar noises and spacy drones. Sometimes it gets to the point quickly, sometimes the groove slows down tenaciously. The one or other wonderful melody competes with sharp-edged guitars. That has extraordinary charm. And it's real fun.
Top track: Lost Our Love