Like its predecessor, 'Fairytales', 'Crossing The Wasteland' has been released by Flaming Pines. The album contains five tracks, loaded with drones, soundscapes, guitar melodies and heaps of atmosphere. With these elements, Gamardah Fungus further explores their sound.
The music is inspired by a trip through the Thar desert in India. The duo wanted to explore the desert's mysterious dry atmosphere and translate it into their music. In that, they certainly succeeded. Musically, 'Crossing The Wasteland' walks away from the dark jazz atmospheres of the earlier efforts and into searing hot desert blues. In away, it brings images of Dylan Carlson and Ashtoreth jamming in the Californian desert, and I think that's a pretty good compliment. With your eyes closed, you can easily picture yourself there, between the cacti and the vast plains of sand.
The overall feeling is one of solitude, displayed by bluesy guitar plucks over immense drones. The elements are pretty similar in every track. In fact, the whole album feels like one long jam session. A jam sessions I would love to witness live someday and I'm sure I'm not the only one. This is music for fans of everything between Aidan Baker and Brant Bjork. Guitar ambient meets gloomy desert rock, somewhere in a gargantuan area of sand and nothingness. This is a remarkable piece of music, one I will definitely recommend to all droners, stoners and doomers out there.