Arcadian Child - Superfonica (CD)
Catalog number: RWCD004
Greek neo-psych band Arcadian Child will release its new LP, Superfonica, on November 23 via Ripple Music / Rogue Wave Records. Hailing from Limassol, Cyprus, Arcadian Child formed in 2013 and soon made a name for itself via a cool and coherent sound that combines hypnotic psychedelia, stoner rock riffage, and indie rock groove. Potent and intoxicating, Arcadian Child delivers guitar-orientated psych rock blended with ambient elements, hallucinogenic patterns and kaleidoscopic, headphone-friendly swirl.
Superfonica is the follow-up to Arcadian Child's celebrated 2017 debut, Afterglow, a record that immediately established the unit as a buzzworthy band to watch. The LP was hailed as "a trippy and hypnotic blend of stoner rock and psychedelia" by Music & Riots, "an accessibly spacey psych-rock journey" by Treble, and led MXDWN to proclaim, "Arcadian Child are on the cusp".
Arcadian Child's beautiful songs lure you slowly and smoothly into a sort of soothing numbness; the group's use of 60s/70s pop style progressive theatrics call up a web of guitars, keyboards, and drums that thunder and ooze at the same time, and the melodies walk steadily more than they lurch. Try to picture Josh Homme (in "The Way You Used To Do") guesting in a sunny version of The Verve’s "Bitter Sweet Symphony" video for a CliffsNotes reference to the band's sound. Arcadian Child are masters at sounding simultaneously cool as a block of ice and hot as hellfire, but the unshakeable pop melodies are the real key to this album's success.