Friday, February 8, 2013

...yawning gang special...

United Kingdom
Psych Rock/Desert Rock

 ‘Sons of Alpha Centauri’ are a dark instrumental riff rock band from Swale, UK. Since conception in 2001 SOAC linked their music to all visual, photographic and spiritual elements that tide their inspirations and influences. Sons of Alpha Centauri are an instrumental rock band residing in the Swale area of the UK. Formed on the hottest day of July 2001 by Marlon King (guitars) and Nick Hannon (bass), the project initiated to pioneer alternative riff rock and encapsulate genres from classic rock though to avant-garde experimentation. The duo wrote 25 tracks before contacting Andrew Blake who worked closely with the ban...d to deliver textures, samples and atmospheric ambience. This completed their line up in spring 2004. Tracks were composed as numbers (to correspond to their chronological order) and instrumental from onset. SOAC are a group ofmusicians and contemporary artists who refuse to compromise artistic integrity and their musical themes and concepts have been solely devised and derived from the inspiration and influence of their surroundings on the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne, Kent.

The project is self-reinforced and sustained working in liaison with multiple artists to contribute ideas, projections and theories.
In 2005 the band worked with Australian artist Seldon Hunt who has completed several pieces of work in theme with the project. Conceptual art and landscape photography have been by composed by individuals within the band. Many pieces are illustrated within the inlay notes of the debut record, accompanying live performance visuals and the official band website. SOAC have surpassed 35 tracks in their current chronology and are recording through 2007 – 2008. The 68 minute twelve-track instrumental rock debut consisting of a selection of live studio recordings is now out on ‘Sound Devastation Records’. Sons of Alpha Centauri are currently recording with members of Karma to Burn for work towards a new collaboration record out in

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8 from 10 Stonerpoints
Psych Rock/Desert Rock

 The band known as YAWNING SONS is the result of a unique collaboration between musicians from different sides of the Atlantic. In July 2008, Californian desert rock veteran Gary Arce (YAWNING MAN / TEN EAST / DARK TOOTH ENCOUNTER etc.) was flown out to the UK to produce an album with the Kent based instrumental riff-rock quartet, SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI. Upon the first day ofworking in the studio,... it was clear that something special was taking place. Within the space of a week Gary and the band would work together to write and record their own collaborative album. The resulting sound is like no other experienced before. The following few months after recording, more additions were made to the recording: vocals from Scott Reeder (KYUSS /
LANEGAN BAND / UNKLE). The results are sublime. From the soaring vocals of Fowler on the opener, “Ghostship - Deadwater”, to the drone-laden vocals of Reeder on “Garden Sessions III”, which is almost like a blend of period ‘Floyd, through to the extended guitar workouts on the Lalli-helmed “Meadows”, right on through to the chiming guitars and metronomic drums on the closer, “Japanese
Garden”, Ceremony To The Sunset will prove to be a revelation to fans of any and every of the artists involved, and will appeal greatly to lovers of Kraut / psych / desert-rock.

Yawning Sons is the hybrid of musicians, bands and concepts from opposite sides of the world. The resulting music blends the dark  harmonic ambient sounds of Sons of Alpha Centauri along with the winding passages, progressive crescendos, jamming and twirling
melodies of Yawning Man. This truly feels like the amalgamation of the two bands personalities and 

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"At all a very varied and creative music for every soulful mood, both band's have a
attention to detail and all everything is well thought. Sons of Alpha Centauri brings a lot great groovy riffs straight from the desert...YAWNING SONS brings more colourful music, atmospheric and smooth tracks on this "7" vinyl...
The SOAC Vinyl are a
incredibly good heavy squeeze in four colour's (red,blue,yellow,green), also the small of YS are a high quality record on finest viny...
worth every cent. So order your own exemplar and be happy because this big family know how to rock...let's see them on the desert fest and maybe we have the time for a little interview..."

8 from 10 Stonerpoints

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