Come and explore Los Tabanos Experience's magical lands !
Los Tabanos Experience released their third LP entitled Bioluminiscense on July 23rd through BYM Records. A deep and sweet journey tracing the roots of Santiago’s fuzzers imagination.
If you check More Fuzz regularly, you must have noticed we are several people here who love Chile’s astronauts Los Tabanos Experience. Their last two albums – Atlantis Mirage and Rise of the Melted Eagle – were both in my 2018 and 2019 tops. And the last one, Bioluminiscence, will probably be in my 2021’s top. After the ardent and hectic trip of Rise of the Melted Eagle, Santiago’s fuzzers decided to meet the magical fauna and the mighty spirits of old-growth forests. With DTM-infused jams and the voice of Gaïa.
How is the sound?
“The Wooden Curse” opens Bioluminiscense with the album’s hottest track. The frenetic drumming and the trippy guitar drop you directly into Los Tabanos Experience’s psychedelic maelstrom. Around the middle of the track, the music falls on calmer territory, where a round bass line stands out before a last hectic section. “The Wooden Curse” is an high-paced and frenzy track that conveys the spirit of manic last LP Rise of the Melted Eagle.
The trip enters a calmer but trippier phase with “Perpetual Exposure“. The music begins without any rhythm section. A female voice that comes back and forth increases the depth of the sound. Slide guitars, modulation and saturation effects work as sparse voices and noises. It gives the impression of being surrounded by magical creatures. A brighter melody rises – reminding Causa Sui’s guitar phrasing – as we emerge from our deep journey.
“Crawling Creatures” is Bioluminiscence’s most experimental track. It starts with a repetitive machine noise over a quite high-paced rhythm, in a space rock style. It sounds less organic and more sci-fi oriented. The music progressively heads to more experimental territory, drone noises mixing with weird delayed melodies and dissonant guitars.
“Obscured by Wisdom” comes back to more organic heavy psych music. A catchy repetitive guitar riff opens the final opus of the journey. Then, you just have to follow the diva’s voice, the trippy lead guitar and enjoy a last frenzy section in the middle of the track.
Why is this album worth listening to?
- Because Bioluminiscense is still live-recorded jams and we still love it too !
- Because Bioluminiscence exposes another side of Santiago’s band psychedelic universe, more enlightened and contemplative.
- Because heavy and psychedelic Chilean scene really deserves that we pay attention to it.
In what situation should you listen to this album?
Watching the sunset, surrounded by nature after a long and intense trip !
Anything particular to note?
After the water world (Atlantis Mirage, 2018), the volcanic planet (Rise of the Melted Eagle, 2019) and the mystical forests of Bioluminiscense, will Los Tabonos Experience catapult us directly to outer space next time ?
For Fans Of
Electric Moon, The Spacelords, Demonauta, Frozen Planet.... 1969
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