The Carpet Knights are a band I recently discovered (thanks to Maria) and I found them really interesting. Coming from Sweden and formed in 1998, they released their debut in 2002 (which I haven't heard yet). "According to Life" is their second album, released by the usual suspects of Transubstans Records. Overall is a very interesting and strong release based on a successful mix of progressive and folk rock (Jethro Tull's legacy is present everywhere) with a very light version of stoner rock grooves and some psychedelic slabs (especially in album's second half), plus the vintage feeling that Swedes tend to use in their music. The link between The Carpet Knights and Öresund Space Collective are obvious from the beginning 'til the end (some of TCK's members are in OSP too). One hour of good soulful music...
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.