Smokyhead is a charming and very expressive album. Although the record is far from being formidable, it can be firmly categorized as a marvelous work of art, that has on the soul of its essence a sophisticated carefulness, that knows how to properly introduce minor details into the songs, in a genuine musical layout, that aspire to be something astoundingly peculiar, and profoundly intrinsic to the dimension of the sound as well.
The intuitive elements of the music rely on its calm fusion of density and serenity, that expands an atmosphere of overwhelming quietness. The essential emptiness characterized by the uniqueness of its vast and infinite soundscape relies on the vitality of a painful, but poetic sincerity, that slowly unveils a lucid sound bound to a chain of dead souls. And their art is so incredibly balanced, but well-centered at the same time, that the consistency of the style can be felt as strikingly relevant, although you really have to feel an affinity to this genre of music, as this is the only way for the essence of the sound to be able to penetrate your soul, your mind and your body, with the purpose to enjoy a dense and hyperbolic dimensional experience, that certainly will change the colors of your perceptions.
Smokyhead, undoubtedly, is an interesting album, although it stands far away from more magnificent results. Nonetheless, captivating melodies, creative harmonies and competent technical skills are undeniable qualities of Electric Octopus, that really knows how to create a very good, awesome album, with a genuine perception of its own ambitions concerning their intended artistic goals.