Friday, April 29, 2016

Sendelica- The Cromlech Chronicles (Regal Crabomophone winkle 23)

The Welsh band, Sendelica, is probably the most prolific band in the entire UK, are back with another new record. This one was performed most live in the studio last summer after the 13th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival in Wales near Cromlech.  Side A is one long 23min track. It is a slow and spacey build with a really wide open sound production, like it was recorded in a church hall or something with the instruments feeling like they are spread all over the room. Pretty cool. Around the 10min mark, the guitar begins to get a bit more heavy as the tension has built after a long saxophone solo. The band brings it down again after about 3mins though but it is more rocking and heavy for most of the end part. A lovely jam this one is. Nice melodies, floating sounds.. The left side is the sax and the right the guitar.

            Side B starts off with Satori Part 1 by Flower Travellin’ Band! Wow.. I love the original album and quite cool to hear a new take. They replace his voice with a saxophone so it is not quite so intense. Vellichor changes the mood completely and sort of freaked me out as it is a piano driven nearly pop instrumental. The last track, Zenosyne is a really cool spacey track with a heavy vibe and some intense sax playing layered between the synths and heavy bass lines. Another fucking great record… Cool Welsh band…

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