The future is a concept — it doesn’t exist!
There’s no such thing as tomorrow, ‘cause time is always now. Spaceslug, the galactic stoner rock trio out of Wroclaw, Poland have cranked up the heavy from their debut album, and released a classic fuzzadelic beast: Time Travel Dilemma!
How is the sound?
Bring out your mind, and this metaphysical band will pacify it. The wisdom is played through Bartosz Janik – Guitars/vocals, Jan Rutka – Bass/vocals, Kamil Ziółkowski – Drums/vocals, along with a few special guests; some of which have ventured from the dead.
The album begins as a guitar screams feedback with their opening track ‘Osiris’. The Egyptian god of the dead, the underworld, and the afterlife linger inside a haunting doomy bass tone, a harmonic pick drag on a string up the neck of the guitar in-between power riff crescendos, leads and a drum possessing your soul. Then, Timothy Leary decides to join the party! Reminding us to go within and activate our neural and genetic equipment, interact with our surroundings, and discover self-reliance.
‘Living the Eternal Now’ slows us down a bit into a transcendental search. Grooving in a melodic preface, only to break us with archetypal stoner rhythm. Dual vocals wonderfully channel their possessed story, as the drummer leads effortlessly; Bartosz and Jan dance their tranquil strings towards the meditative search of ones mind. This is it, this is where it’s at: the beatific vision, this is cosmic consciousness. Then, Alan Watts poetically collaborates with a soundbite of his monologue on experiencing the eternal now as the trio holds rhythm.
‘The Great Pylon Collider’ is a timeless piece driven with heavy riffs, enduring sludge groove and immortal baritone vocals.
‘Parahorizon’ continues on the path of what the first three tracks provided; a collection of sorts. Until we’re met with another familiar voice (JFK) about the time a big hairy audacious goal was projected: for man to step foot on the moon, then return back to earth. What an amazing fuzzonaut score, providing a theme of fascination and thoughts about this monumental goal! Pure psychedelic space jammin’.
‘What Falls is Fallen’ is a very short ambient segue (with synth) into the conclusion and the album’s title track —
‘Time Travel Dilemma’ capitalises with gusto and grace. Kamil delivers straight ahead jazzy beats and leady rolls, Jan’s overdrive holding and funking, Bartosz’s signature style of rhythmically riffing, crafty up-string grating, and space fuzzing. Guest vocals are perfectly woven in by the one and only: Sander Haagmans of Sungrazer! The vocal harmony intimately satisfies our audio palette.
Spaceslug is legit! These guys are heavy retro rockers. Their debut album Lemanis was powerful; Time Travel Dilemma is masterful.
Why is this album worth listening to?
- Spaceslug is a cosmic doom trio out of Poland who understand everything about the stoner genre.
- Jump on the bandwagon! This band has been on the map for only one year, and they’ve crafted two stellar fuzzy records.
In what situation you should listen to this album?
- If you’re planning your next trip to Mars, or contemplating blueprinting designs for a spaceship into the planetary system TRAPPIST-1.
- To experience heavy kosmic music of the now, because “tomorrow never comes.”
Something particular to note?
CoverArt and layout: Maciej Kamuda
For Fans Of
Sungrazer, The Machine, Truckfighters, Weedpecker, the album Above by Mad Season
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