With eight tracks – 1) Neconograph; 2) Trenches of Bahbelon; 3) Inner Sanctum, Outer Space; 4) Hydrahead; 5) The Last Electric Dream; 6) The Floating Museum; 7) Work Song; 8) Lines in the Dark; – The Horologist can be considered a formidable album, that rightfully departs from the most brutal and aggressive elements of stoner rock, making extensive use of the band’s talent and greatest triumph, profoundly cohesive authorial virtues, deep-rooted in a mordacious originality, whose creative features definitely establishes an extraordinary level of grandiosity into their music.
The last two songs of the album – Work Song and Lines in the Dark – are tracks of exceptional beauty. Work song is a sentimental cantilena of fraternal fidelity, brotherhood and love, whose depressive, but elegant spirit divides melancholy in an everlasting horizon of beauty, that makes the soul levitate in the splendor of an imperiously graceful and pacific existence. Lines in the Dark, despite its more lugubrious tone and its corrosive, almost aggressive guitar sounds, is a reflexive anthem of sensibility, despair and emotional agony, whose epic features definitely resonates throughout the marvelous omniscience of the undeniable parameters of human fragility.
Definitely a terrific album whose fantastic level of creativity positions the band as an exponent of the genre in the contemporary underground scene, The Horologist reveals itself a fundamental cornerstone of originality and elegance, that deserves not only to be widely appreciated, but also has potential to make history. An exceptional record that is as concise as it is remarkable, Cities of Mars proves with this fabulous work that they must have their place of honor, for their astounding contributions to the development of 21st century stoner rock.