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.
Long Distance Calling - Long Distance Calling (2011)
As a person through the years, I became quite eclectic as far as post-rock/progressive concerned. And that's because there were released a great amount of albums which in their essence were nothing more but copies of a few bands trying to sound unique or taking music a step further.
With LDC's third album, I didn't feel that way. First of all these guys from Hanover are great musicians and they create inspired songs' forms based in a more straight forward rock basis. Then they dig more in 70's prog rock (than most bands do) managing to re-introduce Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and King Crimson ,packed in a modern frame, to this generation. The fusion and jazz passages are a big plus giving more dynamic in the tracks, as well as the appearance of John Bush (Armored Saint/Anthrax) in "Middleville" - an awesome tune - which gives a different perspective to their whole new work. It's definitely a release worth checking by anyone who at least once liked something either post-rock or progressive.
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