Tag Archives: space rock

RH Digital Distribution: Ethereal Riffian – Aeonian

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‘Ethereal Riffian’s’ from Ukraine full-length album ‘Aeonian’ is the band’s most mature work combining progressive stoner/doom with mind-bending psychedelic and heaviest riffs in the entire galaxy. The eponymous book merged as a result of band’s intention to fully disclose the ideas and concepts of this album. With this exceptional release, Ethereal Riffian have made a great step forward into showcasing the cohesion in their writing what resulted in a record that is certainly far above today’s standards. And for that you have to experience this album.

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RH Digital Distribution: Mighty Oaks Solar Strength Band

ImageMighty Oaks Solar Strength Band is both the new release by – and the new name for – the Canadian band that was called Mighty Oaks. Fifty minutes in length, the record features material that ranges from dusty trail acoustic ballads to meditative semi-electronic sound pictures to electrifying modal jams on several live tracks – all revealing the varied appetites and facets of this mercurial band.

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RH Digital Distribution: Alan J. Bound – Cosmology

ImageDigital release date: 2013-10-04

Cosmology is how new CD of Cologne based Alan J. Bound is named. It is a mixture between Chillout and Ambient blending also Psychedelic Rock and Space Rock to a relaxing composite.  Here you are, reverb guitar riffs, spacy atmospheric synth sounds, studio effects and far out echo chant. All propelled by the magic drums of CAN legend Jaki Liebezeit. Dreamy  and spacy stuff in state of the Art sound, recorded by one of the finest german studio which once helped Eloy to success. Alan J. Bound played twice at Hawkwind’s  fantastic Hawkfest home of Space and Psychedelic Rock.

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Transubstans Vinyl Club: New issues!

It’s been over eight months since the last release from Transubstans Vinyl Club
(Brimstone Days / Bulldog Mack). Therefore we are extra proud to present issue #5 & 6!

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THALAMUS / PONTUS SNIBB 3 (TRANSV705)
Release date: 2013-04-19
Gathering together Swedens heavy weight rockers,
THALAMUS, with BONAFIDE mainman PONTUS SNIBB,
doing the perfect combination of the classic rock sounds from Sweden 2013.

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NYMF / DOZER (TRANSV706)
Release date: 2013-04-24
NYMF is the doom metal project of the Graviators vocalist Niklas Sjöberg,
and on this split they join with Swedish stoner veterans DOZER.
Heavy sounds – can your turntable handle it?

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These titles are now available for pre-ordering at Record Heaven

We will soon present further details for #7.

To view all titles from Transubstans Vinyl Club, please click here.

 

MANTRIC MUSE: Review from Aural Innovations!

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“Mantric Muse are a Danish space rock band who have been around for over a decade. They’ve appeared on some compilations and I’ve heard some unofficial live sets, but this is their first ever official album. The band are all instrumental. Ozric Tentacles are the most obvious analogy, and Oresund Space Collective sometimes comes to mind, which isn’t a surprise as some of these guys have played with and recorded with that band.

There are 7 tracks on the CD, mostly in the 7-10 minute range. Songs like Cinope, Sfunx, and Deep Sea Cheops are the ones with the most overt Ozric influences. Cinope is an ass kicking space rocker. Sfunx is similar, but as the title suggests, has a funky groove. Killer synths on this one; a total body grooving head trip. And Deep Sea Cheops is a cool combination of heavy driving space rock and atmospherics.

But Mantric Muse also incorporate various other influences, most notably on the opening track, Nanoid. We’ve got two guitars, one playing a King Crimson Discipline-era Robert Fripp pattern, and the other alternating between rock and jazz styles. Sometimes the whole has an Ozric Tentacles sound, and other times it’s got a kind of spaced out jazzy vibe that brings to mind David Torn. Sindband Sofareren starts off as a space rocker with hip-shaking Latin grooves, and then launches into a ripping rocker that’s part Ozrics, part jazz fusion, part prog rock, but all firmly within a space rock context. Azur is another Ozrics styled space rocker, but there’s lots of intriguing transitions, from Latin grooves, prog rock, metal guitar, and then rocking but meditative space-jazz-fusion, all coming together seamlessly. This sucker rocks hard. Finally, Gnoxience is the one shorter track of the set, being a 4 ½ minute Soundscape exploration.

In summary, this is one kick ass set of instrumental space rock. The music has a great jamming quality, but not loose and improvised. All the tracks are tightly performed and arranged. And I must say that despite the obvious Ozric sound, Mantric Muse are more than capable of synthesizing different styles and influences to create their own brand of space rock. Recommended.”

MBTW: New video!

The transcendental musicians of the psychedelic cosmic rock act My Brother The Wind has released another video from their second album “I Wash My Soul In The Stream Of Infinity”.
The video features the track “Torbjörn Abelli”, a dedication to the superb bass player from
Träd, Gräs & Stenar. Just as “Fire! Fire!!” this video is shot during the recording process.

A masterpiece!