Wednesday, February 20, 2013
All them Witches- Our Mother Electricity (Elektrohasch 159)
If I am not mistaken, this is the first US band ever released on Elektrohasch Records. The three piece band hails from Nashville and you can hear some of this influence in the music for sure. While the band is a three piece there is much more than just guitar, bass and drums on the CD. Sometimes Hammond organ, like on this opening track, Heavy like a Witch. This reminds me of Sgt Sunshine but with a more bluesy edge until the organ kicks in. This is one of the heaviest tracks on the record so don’t be misled but this one as the record has a lot of diversity to follow. The Urn is lead but a simple foot stomping rhythm and slide guitar. Bloodhounds, has a more intense in your face guitar in this really bluesy track. Guns is a slow stoney track with cool lyrics but then it really picks up at the end into a heavy groove. Elkblood Heart is slower heavy ballad a bit like US Christmas but with a laid back vocal. Until it Unwinds is a slow building track which features some cool spacey delay guitar along the trip. Some piano can also be heard low in the mix but higher towards the end when they sort of jam this one out. It is the longest track on the CD at 8½mins. Easy goes back to the late 60s early 70s sounds of Neil Young and features some nice slide guitar. Family Song for the Leaving is another laid back track before the excellent and emotional Right Hand track that ends this enjoyable album. At times, the band plays a very cool bluesy version of stoner rock and other times more 70s styles blues rock with a lot of slide guitar. Fans of the Flying Eyes will probably dig these guys but maybe not think they are psychedelic enough.