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.


Magdalena Solis - Hesperia (2011)

Another release that goes straight to the best albums of 2011. And its title is "Hesperia". I think the best description about them come from the band itself : Magdalena Solis are a Belgian outfit providing hallucinatory-transcendental stuff in the vein of the Kosmische Musik". Their name is taken by a serial killer, known as High Priestess of Blood, a cult member from Mexico who represented herself as a goddess, responsible for numerous murders sacrifices for blood rituals.
"Hesperia" would be the perfect soundtrack of an occult movie about her life and acts. Long hazy loops, distorted synth, cosmic Eastern melodies, fuzzed-up guitars, dark spiritual atmosphere, chants coming from rituals of a cult, unearthly drumming, transcendental rhythms, druggy monolithic drones... Any attempt to describe their music, devalues Hesperia's listening experience.
This is as good as it gets! You don't want to miss it! When it comes to the best releases of the year, we will see "Hesperia" takes its place among the top ones.

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  1. I find it humorous that my hometown where I lived for 20 + years is called...Hesperia