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Jeremy Irons And The Ratgang Malibus - Spirit Knife

Jeremy Irons And The Ratgang Malibus - Spirit Knife

Label : Small Stone Records | Archive under stoner

Release type: Full-length CD

Cor : The opening track starts off with a mysterious tension, but explodes in something chaotic, heavy, psychedelic and intense, that makes me think of Lenny Wolf teaming up with The Drones, trying to reach a Neil Young kind of expression (including some great off-tune contributions). Music like this is certainly not suitable to the average listener; this probably will appeal to a small selective group of listeners. The length of the tracks are not really according to current standards also, containing spun-out parts, sudden changes and some true (psychedelic) outbursts. The production is pretty early seventies, just as the song material, which is obviously influenced by several kraut rock bands and Led Zeppelin. Because I’m not that familiar with their previous material, I made a trip to YouTube to conclude the new release being slightly heavier. Still, on this latest album it’s not only a chaotic musical hurricane, the heavier stuff is neatly combined with variations of even ultimate laid-back parts. Some tracks which even seem to have resemblances with eternal easy rippling (pretty eastern) brooks, are a bit too much for even me. Despite my personal preference going towards the more solid stuff, I want to get my hands on some of their previous material; these guys sure know how to make some fine music!

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