Sun Eater - Selftitled EP (2012)
Want and excuse to break out the bong and trip out within a haze of psychedelic riffs and whaling harmonic ambience? Of course you do ya crusty old hippy!
Now right out the gate I must admit that the only thing that lets this little gem down, in my opinion anyway, is the vocals. Granted they only kick in for the last 20 seconds of the very first track, but when the drumming is precise, the guitars carefully sculptured and the tone pitch perfect for creating a flawless monument to all that is psych, the last thing you need is off kilter shouting coming straight outta left field. It's like tripping out while watching a Yawning Man show in the desert under the stars... then all of a sudden GG Allin ploughs on stage and commandeers the mic. It kinda disrupts the whole ethos, but luckily it's so fleeting that the EP still has enough time to get back on track, and thats just what it does. Flowing and washing over you like an ocean of stoner-post-desert-space-rock... from the 60's. It's a fusion of fuzz that almost can't really decide what it is. Not that that's a bad thing, on the contrary in fact. Instead of coming off as confused and muddled it shows just how eclectic and diverse you can successfully be when merging the old and the new.
Keep and eye out for these guys, because if they crack out a full studio album (and leave out the vocals) I I'd go out on a limb and say you can look forward to hearing one of the best instrumental stoner/desert rock albums of the last 10 years.
For Fans Of; Yawning Man, Pink Floyd, Nebula, Sungrazer, Aver