Free Your Mind and the Fuzz Will Follow...
Hi Fuzzers, have I got a treat for you this week! Emily Rose are a three-piece Stoner/Psychedelic Rock band from Podgorica, Montenegro.
The Bahanacius was released on January 24, 2016 and is performed by Ivan Vuksanovic (Guitar), Luka Bjelica (Bass) and Filip Radevic (Drums).
2016 has already given us some stellar releases and Emily Rose’s entirely instrumental debut album is another shining example of the depth of talent around the globe in the underground scene currently.
How is the sound?
Incredible! Bjelica and Radevic lay down a solid groove foundation for the grand designs of musical architecture from Vuksanovic’s guitar playing to build upon on tracks such as ‘Enter The Void’, ‘The Bahanacius’, ‘Somi’ and ‘Output’; all fully loaded with fuzz drenched riffs and a multitude of mind-bending guitar solos.
‘Stoner’ contains a riff Fu Manchu would be proud of and the funkiest bass groove I have heard in quite some time.
Easily the longest track, at just under eight minutes, is ‘Space’ which gives Emily Rose plenty of room to take the listener on a cosmic roller-coaster ride of sound sensations.
‘Vogurt’ is the most ‘proggy’ track on the album with some interesting experimental guitar sounds and even a jazz/blues vibe towards the end.
At times listening to this album is like being at the wheel of a psychedelic rock juggernaut cruising serenely down the highway, then something happens out of the blue and you find yourself snaking across the road from one side to the other. Scrabbling for control of the wheel suddenly the big-rig rights itself, and you let out a huge sigh of relief whilst shaking like a leaf from the adrenaline rush.
It is one incredible journey.
Why is this album worth listening?
- Amazing psychedelic jams with an untold amount of killer guitar solos.
In what situation you should listen to this album?
In perfect isolation; close your eyes and let the music transport you to another dimension.
Something particular to note?
I was curious as to how the band came to be called Emily Rose and thought it may have been inspired by the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose. However, the guys informed me that they chose the name before they were even aware the movie existed. Mysterious .
For Fans Of
Colour Haze, Sungrazer, Mantra Machine, Mother Engine
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