With brilliantly arranged and solidly composed guitar lines that inadvertently pulsates throughout the vivacious synergy of an everlasting life the splendid symbiosis of an intensified atomic thought that happily pullulates over the harmonious wings of a lonely salutary completeness the general capacities of its own expansive atmosphere, the impressive beauty and the elevating, but somehow mordacious, and paradoxically overwhelming, serenity of Red Mountains’ music is thoroughly moving. The third track – simply titled Oak – is certainly my favorite song from the album: an almost rhapsodic serenade filled by the gracious melancholy of an eternal afternoon, that reenergizes the solstice of the soul, over the melodic grace of a solitary sound.
A very good album, Slow Wander is a great artistic achievement. Not the typical stoner record, captivating and sensible melodies play a major role in Red Mountains’ music. Reflexive, philosophic and poetic overtones are quite definitive to their style, predominant throughout the whole album, being a major feature of theirs. With an incredibly abundant group of sonorous values, that can be strangely as versatile as homogeneous, the overall nucleus of Red Mountains’ music can be described as relaxing, as well as fascinating. In what concerns mainly technical dispositions, they are exceedingly perfect as well.
A very good work, undoubtedly, I sincerely saw neither flaws nor deficiencies in Slow Wander. A terrific album, nevertheless, it is distinctly more authorial, profound and genuine than what we usually see in the genre nowadays. Certainly, it has everything to please all enthusiasts of a more poetic, melodic, progressive and experimental trend of stoner rock.