The latest from these German Space/Psych rockers is a vinyl single from Fruits de Mer with a trio of killer covers. The Monkees’ (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone is treated in true Vibravoid power Psych rocking fashion. It’s got a brief but awesome instrumental jam in the middle. We also get a multi-colored and whimsically fun and freaky take on Traffic’s Hole In My Shoe. Crystal Jacqueline & The Honey Pot also did a very cool cover of this a few months back. And who can forget (Young One’s) Neil’s fun cover on his Heavy Concept album. But I digress… Finally, and this is my hands down favorite, Vibravoid let their freak flag fly high on a cover of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1967 song, The White Ship. The band retain the core sound of the original but really take it into totally trippy yet hauntingly alien spectral space. Absolutely fantastic. Everything by Vibravoid is always well produced and arranged which really makes a difference.
The single is scheduled for release in September. For more information visit the Fruits de Mer Records web site at: http://www.fruitsdemerrecords.com
Visit the Vibravoid web site at: http://www.stonedkarma.com/vibravoid
Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz