Samsara Blues Experiment
(World in Sound WIS-3505)
From Aural Innovations April 2010 update
I have been following Christian (guitarist from Terraplane) since we met when Terraplane opened for Gas Giant many years back. He has had this new band running for a few years now and they finally have released their great debut. The CD/LP begins with Singata Mystic Queen, which is an amazing slow building 10 minute track with some nice acidic wah guitar, sitar (at the beginning and end) and a great laid back psychedelic stoner rock feel. A major transition occurs at 4 minutes and the band launch into a heavy guitar solo section and then finally around 6 minutes a nice laid back vocal is sung before the track takes off once again for a finishing jam slow heavy stoner rock groove and some more solos. The leads into Army of Ignorance, which again is a short stoner rock jam track that leads into the long spacey For the Lost Souls, which lasts like 10 minutes. After a slow spaced out start, after 4 minutes it kicks into a killer stoner rock groove that takes us down the highway. Less soloing on this one but it is a killer groove and a great song. Center of the Sun finishes off this impressive debut. Very psychedelic music and a great debut release. I can’t wait to get the vinyl as I know it will sound great after reviewing these MP3 files, which I hate the sound of.
Visit the World in Sound record label web site at: http://www.worldinsound.de
Visit the band web site at: http://www.myspace.com/samsarablues or http://www.samsarablues.de.vu
Reviewed by Scott Heller