Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction (IMPORT) (CD)
Little Rock, accurate though it may be geographically, does nothing to convey the huge tonality at work on Pallbearer’s Sorrow and Extinction full-length debut. The album is comprised of five extended cuts of sorrowful plodding, emotionally visceral and traditional doom that immerses the listener right from the quiet acoustic beginnings of opener “Foreigner.” But for those tones – the guitars of Brett Campbell and Devin Holt remind of earlier YOB in the depths to which their distortion plummets – Pallbearer would be almost entirely familiar stylistically, harkening on a mournfulness long since established as a defining element of this kind of doom with a melodic skillfulness.
Papir meets Electric Moon - The Papermoon Sessions (IMPORT) (CD)
Digipack limited to 1,000 copies.
Sulatron Records is proud to release a fantastic and very spontaneous collaboration of two of the most active and fascinating psychedelic bands! The Papermoon Sessions were recorded at the Dragens Hule on August 9th, 2012. Live without public. No overdubs. A deep experience for both bands, plus Mogens Deenfort Pedersen (keyboarder of ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE and master of the Dragens Hule). Recorded and mixed by Papir. Mastered by Eroc. Sleeve designed by Lulu Artwork!
Papir meets Electric Moon - The Papermoon Sessions: Live at Roadburn (2014) (IMPORT) (CD)
Digipack limited to 1,000 copies.
Sula Bassana and Komet Lulu from Electric Moon, all the guys from Papir and Mogens Deenfort from Oresund Space Collective got together for an exciting show at the 2014 edition of the well known Roadburn fest in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The recording offers two long tracks, which include all the power and love these six people share in a musical way. Fans of kraut rock and psychedelia should definitely check this out.
Pater Nembrot - Mandria (IMPORT) (CD)
11 tracks of pure stoner, psychedelic rock'n'roll, suspended between Italian 70's progressive and Seattle's muddy guitars: from Hendrix to Cobain!
Paul Chain - Official Live Bootleg (IMPORT) (2CD)
Recorded live at Thunder Road in Codevilla, Itlay on January 14, 1999.
Paul Chain is able to freely experiment, but at the same time make very easy and relaxing music. He proves he's one of the select few master musicians that roam this earth. It is a true shame he remains so unknown to a larger audience.
Well, now I know what all the hype is about. If you like bands off of the Beard of Stars label (OJM, Ufomammut, And That’s All Folks, etc.) or other psych bands like Dead Meadow or 35007 with some Cathedral thrown in and various other experimental music, this should be right up your alley. You’ll need time to digest it all, heavy psychoactive drugs may be helpful!
Pawnshop - Cruise-o-matic (IMPORT) (CD)
Brand new album by the Norwegian dudes. Ten tracks of pure heavy stuff with acid blasts. A perfect follower to "Aloha From Saturn" which kicked ass in 2000.
This is big, heavy guitar riffing, cool lyrics, American cars and sunglasses size xxl. Some of these guys look as if they where taken out of "Boogie Nights". Pawnshop sounds like a collision between Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Gluecifer and Monster Magnet at their best. This is what retro rock should sound like. Check out this album and you're sold.
While the 21st century offers an incredible amount of musical alternatives and choice, it's refreshing to know that there are groups like Pawnshop out there getting back to basics and pounding out mean, fuzzball rock'n'roll. Pawnshop does what Fu Manchu, Nebula and Hellacopters have made popular, and they do it well. Whatever the future brings, there will always be a need for this kind of kick-arse rock.
Pearls & Brass - The Indian Tower (CD)
The Indian Tower picks up where the self titled left off. Which means you get more soulful, bluesy classic rock that to these ears seems pretty fucking unique. What I like most are the rolling rhythms and overall warmth of the songs. Whether they’re playing rollickin’ numbers or acoustic songs, Pearls and Brass’s music is simply inviting. And as with their debut, the playing is stellar. The Indian Tower is a fantastic sophomore album. Pearls and Brass are a couple steps above the rest. Highly recommended.
With its serpentine riffs that take their sweet time to uncoil and its sludgy, off-kilter tempos, Pearl and Brass has no doubt learned some valuable lessons from Josh Homme's Queens of the Stone Age. By combining math-rock complexity with raw power on The Indian Tower, the songs hypnotize as they pulverize.
Peeping Tom - Music Swop Shop (IMPORT) (CD)
This time, they've brought back more of Sav Rocker's classic rock feel, but they haven't sacrificed the monstrous sound of the Self Titled. Lead song “Cocked Gun” starts off lumbering, but soon transforms itself into a swaggering bluesy number that sets the tone for the rest of the album – and that includes the harmonica fade-out. Unexpected nuances like that and the saxophone in the doomy “The Reason” are what make Music Swop Shop so compelling. There's a freewheeling attitude to Peeping Tom that keeps the songs nimble, even when it's crushing or drawn out. That the four piece is obviously so in tune with each other doesn't hurt. Imagine Free taking a stab at Black Sabbath and you're close to what Peeping Tom has to offer. Music Swop Shop's an awesome follow-up. There's not a bad song in this bunch.