As you MAY have noticed, I haven't posted for a while now....for a lot of reasons which I don't find necessary to mention. Anyway I decided to put Stoned Sun Vibrations on hiatus and concentrate my efforts to Downtuned Magazine ('n' Radio). Many of you probably know that Downtuned Mag is dedicated to the Greek heavy rock scene but since I've started Downtuned Radio too, I'm thinking of including posts about releases from all over the world. Apparently I'm going to keep a ratio but we'll see how it'll evolve.
From now on, you can find me on Downtuned Mag. And for any bands interested in reviewing/including them in radio's rotation etc., you can come in touch with me through the contact form over there. As I wrote above. I'll try to keep a ratio and at least in the beginning I'll try to "promote" mostly "smaller", more independent bands that deserve your attention.
So I want to thank each and everyone of you out there who supported, read, promoted and helped this blog. Also a big fat thanks to all the bands which helped SSV in their own way.
That's all for now folks! Thanks again! Maybe SSV will be back someday. Or maybe Downtuned will become better than SSV.... Who knows.
Be well and stay heavy!
PS: Rock Trips Mixtapes will be back soon.... They'll be the only thing posted from now on. Perhaps some other personal comps too.


Domo - Domo (2010)

I had heard Domo's debut when it was released and at some point I forgot it (don't ask me why, it's stupid I know). But it's not late to put it in my 2010's top releases. Even with some delay, they took the place they deserve. Let me be clear, if you're into psychedelic/space jams then you're a sinner if you haven't check this one. Nothing more, nothing less.

The album consists of seven tracks which are the soundtrack for Spain's first trip to the moon. Taking what is needed from their 70's heavy psych influences and combining them with the sound of more recent bands like Los Natas and Earthless results in bringing up in surface their music talent and creating something unique.

They create a heavy psych sound flavoured with stoner groove by guiding the guitar in a fuzz delirium accompanied by awesome up-beat drumming while the bass lines kick the music to another higher level beyond the moon.

In most of the tracks (like "Prana" or "Asura" for example), you'll get sucked in a crazy pandemonium full of distortion. "Pretas" and "Eta Carinae" work like a trippy meditating break just to let you take a look back in earth from above. "Samsara" ends the journey by landing you in the moon and when the song comes to its end, let you take a glimpse at the dark side of it (which probably will be explored in Domo's next work).

Ladies and gents, I assure you that this is a masterpiece. I can't believe that there is a chance not to love it.-
*Thanks to Paco from Domo for coming in touch.

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1 comment:

  1. This band is also FUCK ING AMAZING!

    Incredible sounds, 70's psychedelic, Space-Rock, Ambient-Rock, and ofcourse....the cover is AMZING TOO!

    Their live is a storm of sounds mixed with three magnific members of the band.

    By the way, 1th July 2011 Radix Records will publish this remaster record. More information here: http://www.musikaze.com/es/musica/sellos/sello.php?site=RADIXRECORDS