With a profound psychedelic vibe, Magnetic Fields of Radiant Light is an interesting album. Despite the fact that the band closely follows all traditional aspects of the genre, there is an intriguing amount of genuine audacity subtlety inserted into the harmonies, that rapidly deviates from the common ground predictability inherent to this type of music. Nevertheless, the record would be solely – and more exclusively, I think – appreciated by veteran enthusiasts of the genre, since it will certainly sound astoundingly monotonous to an uninitiated audience.
The technical aspects are obviously marvelous. The guitar lines exhibits a tenure of hazardous strength and consistency that brilliantly shapes their melodies and the vigorous expansion of their dilated harmonies. Although the songs in some passages sounds excessively uniform at times, this is a quality inherent to the genre, that explores the inextricably quiet, patient and pragmatic dissonances of slow intonations, while retracting and dispersing at the same time a voluble and convertibly flexible sonorous ordeal, throughout a sordid configuration of vastly irregular universes, made of graceful impositions of imponderability.
While I haven’t found Magnetic Fields of Radiant Light to be a masterpiece, there is no doubt the record is a remarkable representative of the genre. Despite the lack of authenticity, it’s impossible not to recognize that they really understood what stoner rock is all about, and amazingly replicate this feeling throughout their music!