Yes! This is a vast set of grooves, fuzz and amp worship, best to be enjoyed loud, like me and my neighbours are at this very moment. Of course, Farflung have proven to be a solid band with an awesome sound before, but this album is a masterful blend of everything I love in the music scene, from straightforward stoner rock over psychedelic outburst to gloomy eighties gothic rock and even touches of shoegaze.
The album opens with the groovy 'Hive', which reminds me of the whole stoner rock scene and a bit of Stone Temple Pilots too. It's mainly an instrumental intro, but serves perfectly as a party starter. 'Proterozoic' comes up with the fine psychedelics, the oscillator and the hypnotic sound I love much. At this point, I'm getting ready to dance a little. I'm not a dancer, so you don't want to see that, but still, the urge is growing.
'044MPZ' suddenly throws this whole thing into a Hawkwind meets Fields Of The Nephilim kinda thing, much to my delight actually. The dark sound of the eighties gothic rock scene is so intensely present here and adds a lot to the variation of the entire album. So does follower '27th Sun', which sounds like something between Om and Slowdive, yes, stonergaze. Did we already invented that genre?
On 'Lupine', I'm even thinking about Ministry, not that this is industrial metal or anything. It's the vocals I think. It still is a great song, an in-your-face stoner rocker for sure. After that comes the biggest surprise of the album, the song 'Being Boiled'. Some people might know that song as an electronic piece of new wave, written and recorded by The Human League. Well, now it's a grinding piece of psychedelic darkness which is simply irresistible. Yep, this might be a candidate for the 'cover of the year' award.
There's three more great tunes following, and they're just as psychedelic and immersive as the ones I already mentioned. Take it from me, this album will keep entertaining the hell out of you for the foreseeable future. It will make you dance, it will make you fly and it will take you on an unforgettable trip. So get your hands on a copy of this album quick and meet me at the massive party in space...