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.


King Kong Ding Dong - Youth Culture Index (2009)

King Kong Ding Dong was introduced to me by a friend, Markos and I have to say that I was quite impressed by their sound since I've never had the chance to check them before. And that's because I rarely dig this kind of music. Anyway, "Youth Culture Index" is their first and only full album (they have also released an EP). They manage to perfectly balance between mesmerizing sub-pop and psychedelic drones, creating experimental fuzzy soundscapes. They largely use malfunctioning or repurposed  instruments, even de-tuned guitars gathered from trash bins and the album is recorded in various bedrooms, basements etc. So the term experimental fits them perfectly. Chillwave, euphoric jams for hot summer days...

You can download it from here or from their website, where you can find also their EP.
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