Sacri Monti (Tee Pee Records - with Members of Radio Moscow & Joy)

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(Wednesday) August 31, 2016 - 21:00

Ostpol - Königsbrücker Str. 47 (Map)

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Die aus Kalifornien stammenden psychedelic Heavy Rocker von SCARI MONTI fügen sich einwandfrei in die Riege jener Tee Pee Records-Bands ein, die in den letzten Wochen, respektive Monaten mit wirklich starken Releases auf sich aufmerksam machte. Nicht ganz so besinnlich wie es FOGG auf ihrem „High Testament“-Album zelebriert haben und deutlich weniger HAWKWIND-lastig als es noch bei „Scaffolds Of The Sky“ von MIRROR QUEEN der Fall war.

Soll heißen: SACRI MONTI lieben es eher eine Spur straighter, sind immens Hammond-Orgel verliebt und schaffen es trotz der meistens vorherrschenden Überlänge ihrer Songs so etwas wie eine leichte, gar lockere Nachvollziehbarkeit miteinzuweben.

'70s guitar rock down to its purest

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Sacri Monti are a fuzzy, psychey, trip-out of a band from San Diego, California whose debut eponymous full length has just dropped down on us from Tee Pee Records’ sepia-tinted land of sonic solace. The quintet are comprised of members of Radio Moscow (bassist Anthony Meier) and JOY (drummer Thomas Dibenedetto) alongside synth / organ-player Evan Wenskay and guitarists Brenden Dellar (also on lead vocals) and Dylan Donovan.

Any prior insight you may have into these named bands’ collective outputs makes it immediately clear just where the Sacri Monti stall has been set out: in a pile of acid-distorted, noisey riff-rofforama, under a glow as bright as the desert sun. There’s no hint of a cover-up or twisted agenda here, this six-tracker packed full of extended jams and wig-outs is a solid example of good old-fashioned blissful, yet amp-heavy ‘70s Krautrock.

Radio Moscow’s rawness and emotive flower-power guitar-work shines through on the likes of the expansive, organic ‘Slipping From The Day’ and the Hawkwind-by-way-of-Astra-flavoured title track. Much of this record simply washes over you, not feeling like a collection of songs but instead a naturally flowing jam session that swims and slithers almost whole and complete around you, like an unsuspecting shoal passing through a countryside brook in the afternoon haze.

Tracks like the light and dreamy opener ‘Staggered In Lies’ bring closer comparisons to the solidly formed, yet delicate improv flows of Earthless or NAAM, interweaving floating riffs and cackling, yet mature percussion into a pre-planned, yet flexible structure. Adding Dellar’s sporadic and spacey, but earnest vocal lines into the fray brings a sense of purpose and message to Wenskay’s constantly bubbling and dominant organ work and those smouldering, electrical-storm guitar lines

(Wednesday) August 31, 2016

Sacri Monti (Tee Pee Records - with Members of Radio Moscow & Joy)

Ostpol Königsbrücker Str. 47 Dresden, Germany

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