More refined, a bit darker but still as catchy, Cyprus' Fuzzy Psychedelia is back!
Hey there Fuzzers
I’m here again to talk to you about Arcadian Child. Maybe you remember the review I wrote about their debut album Afterglow last year. Since then, the Cypriots got signed on Rogue Wave Records, the psych imprint of Ripple. Tomorrow they’ll hit us with their second record, but we’re giving you the opportunity to listen to it one day before everyone here.
Take some time, close your eyes, picture the waves and the sun going down on Cyprus’ beaches as those chilled-out, good-feeling tunes soothe you gently.
How is the sound ?
Superfonica is a beautiful catchy psychedelic rock LP, with a dreamy nostalgic vibe all over, enchanting you with sophisticated aerial melodies, kinda tribal drumming, smooth bass grooves, fuzzy riffage and a few nice soli.
The songs are a bit longer than on their debut, mesmerizing you smoothly, going further and further, often with a welcome twist to give it a new energy.
Afterglow was quite a complex mix of really catchy and easy listening songs, Superfonica lost nothing of that, it just flows easier than its predecessor. You can feel the band seems to be even more comfortable in their music and understood a bit more how to assemble more coherently everything they want to express. But don’t worry, you’ll still want to press repeat because here again, you’ll hear details you missed, keeping you enchanted, listening after listening.
Superfonica is a perfect follow-up to what these guys presented us last year. You still got that smooth sunny vibe going all over the LP, and all its diverse nuances too, maybe losing a bit of energy only to gain some more depth. As if they were exploring their possibilities on their first record, took a little step back to have a better overview of what they’ve achieved, and worked on it to get a more refined result.
Why is this album worth listening to ?
- You liked their first record and want more of those good vibes
- Summer is long gone and you need to warm up your ears and mood
In what situation should I listen to this album ?
Laid-back in your car, driving peacefully on the shores at sunset, feeling the wind and enjoying the moment.
For Fans Of
The Sonic Dawn, QOTSA, Black Angels, Arctic Monkeys
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