Melt your Soul with Hypnotic Grooves and Far-Out Guitar
How is the sound ?
My least favorite part about listening to Soundgarden is that there really isn’t anything like them. Multiverse by Electric Valley definitely comes close, and let me be clear: they are by no means ripping off anybody, despite Soundgarden’s and Kyuss’ clear influence. Building on this blues/grunge foundation, Mario Garcia’s guitar lays waves of psychedelia over a solid stoner groove in the rhythm section. Long story short, this album is a great listen, start to finish, and gives no bullshit along the way.
The first three tracks of the album introduce the idea well, and building a foundation that remains consistent throughout the album and does not leave the listener unsatisfied. At 8:39, “Exiled” acts as a fitting halfway point in the album, with a nice, long, “time-to-roll-another-joint” groove. “Minutemen’s Ballad” is perhaps the crux of the album, bringing you home safely after getting you stoned and driving you around the depths of your psyche, getting spaciest in “King of Pluton,” the preceding track.
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Because it’s difficult to find slow, stoner grunge a la 1991 and Electric Valley delivers.
- Because you should wait at least 2 weeks between mushroom trips and you need something in the meantime.
- Mario Garcia melts faces.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
- On my couch, with my roommates, smoking pot, watching baseball on mute. This album is for those who chill the hardest.
Something particular to note
At 7 Euro, the digital download is slightly deterring, but with their 51973 EP available for a free download, just shell out for it and listen to both. It’ll be worth it.
UFO's Rain, Exiled
For Fans Of
Soundgarden, Dead Meadow, Kyuss
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