Experimental Souvenir - 2009 - Cosmic Pill
1 Cosmic Pill
2 The Creation
5 Neutralized Man
6 The Rotten Side Of Earth
Gallo - Guitar, flute and noises
Kanaan - Drums and percussions
Awake - Synthesisers and noises on Neutralized Man
Erevos - Violin on The Rotten Side of Earth
Released in 2009, Cosmic Pill is the first album from the guitar-led musical collective Experimental Souvenir. It includes a vast collection of punchy, spacey instrumental epics with a flair to jazzy-metallic experiments. The instrumentation is simultaneously complex, spacious and exhuberant.
The album opens with the superb and gorgeously addictive Cosmic Pill. A truly propulsive heavy krautrockin' hymn dominated by energetic guitar riffs, thundering drum patterns and glacial synthesised effects. The Creation is a wild, free and dissonant hard rocin' exentricity, including weird effects and a flourish exotic mood. Lavatory can be described as an esoteric version of classic hard rockin epics with touches of pastorally flute notes and dynamical moody rhythmics. Tert (Greek dialect which means "Pontiac") carries on the schema of composition already explored in The Creation. It features an oriental-influenced heavy-jazzy rock hybird. Propulsive and mysteriously invigorating at the same time. The guitar soloing sections are surprisingly tranced out and explosive. Tert also features subtle references to Greek traditional music. Neutralised Man is an epically spacious metal track for aggressive guitars and cosmic synth grooves (by Jon Dimoulas "alias" Awake). This one is said to be influenced by the famous track Hallo Gallo from NEU!. The Rotten Side of Earth closes the album with an outer-space rockin improvisation floating in a toxic ambience. My personal favourite with the opening theme. Cosmic Pill achieves a solid balance between atonal jazzy metallic grooves and kraut-blissed out vibes. A convincing and recommended debut effort.
Very interesting first work fron this new Greek band !
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