Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The Re-stoned- Stories of the Astral Lizard (Oak Island Records OIR26)
The Re-Stoned are slowly releasing all the stuff they have recorded over the years. This album was recorded back in 2015 and only seeing the light of day. It is the most laid back record the band has made. 5 tracks in total and featuring a 6 piece band (Ilya-Guitars, bass, synths, fx), Evgeniy- percussion, rain stick, Alexander- Bass, Arkadiy- Synth, Sergey- Bass, and Alina- Flute. It starts with the mellow floating track, Fractal Panorama, which features mainly guitar with some light percussion, rain stick, spoken words. The focus is on the guitars though, which guide you along. Mental Print for Free continues on with a very similar slow glide, with a shimmer of rain stick, spacey synth but again, one rhythm guitar and one lead to show you the way. It features some spacey synth at the end of the track. A Companion from the Outside closes the side and the main guitar line is has a bit more mysterious vibe. There are some nice synths sounds from Akradiy on this track. Such nice guitar. Flip the record over for Two Astral Projections, another slower one but with a different mood and acoustic guitar. The percussion is mixed a bit more into this track as well. Very spacey guitar at times. The Heather Carnival ends the record and features some beautiful flute from Alina. Very nice artwork and A3 poster comes with the LP as well.