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.


The Rational Academy - Live At The Zoo, Brisbane (01.09.11)

The Rational Academy are a noise/psych pop band (as they describe themselves) from Brisbane. They formed in 2004 and after releasing a few EPs and two albums, this year they put out a live album recorded at The Zoo which was my introduction to the band. The album features five tracks which could be described as a psych, noise, drone pop + rock blend. They use a lot of distortion (a good thing for me) and they're experimenting with noise, anarchic soundscapes. I didn't have the time to dig their previous releases, except "Swans", so I can't have  a complete opinion about them. But I liked this one more 'cause it's closer to my taste but I wish it would be a little longer... Anyway, it's a band worth checking and I would like to hear a studio album in the live's spirit...
*Thanks to Benjamin from The Rational Academy for coming in touch.

You can stream / buy it from their bandcamp page. You can also download for free their previous works.

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