Although some songs have slow rhythms, which are somewhat common to this type of music, Machine Sun is no ordinary album. Being somewhat laconic and concise – the album is only thirty seven minutes long –, which is something that certainly helps, the masterful, smooth and deliberately unexpected guitar traces that makes the musical fiber of these songs are very intelligent and precise sonorous components. With not even a single minute of monotony, the underlining musical craftiness is encrusted in detail, and an emotional melancholy emerges beautifully in precious moments of artistic sensibility. In very poetic patterns of calmness, deeply inserted in a perfectly established transcendental style of introspective creation, you rapidly perceive that each song has its own unique feature, firmly rooted in a coherent musical diagram, which has its own sphere of sonorous peculiarities. Nonetheless, the album has a clear and cohesive identity, exceedingly enthralled in the vast panel of an expansive horizon of profoundly proverbial musical proficiency.
Although Machine Sun is not exactly what I would call a masterpiece, it certainly gets close to it. A captivating album, filled with reverberating rhythms, and a true sonority that honors the authenticity and the distinguishable features of stoner rock as a genre – without becoming a generic or simplistic album –, here you have an abundant set of qualities, that makes Machine Sun worthwhile listening.
With some incredible pearls, which makes easy to consider all the five tracks great musical compositions, unlike many albums of the genre, you never feel bored while listening to Machine Sun. A brilliant instrumental stoner rock album, that elaborates new standards for the genre – but at the same time wisely reinforcing its true core, sonorous shapes and original values – this is a magnificent work, that should be regarded as one of the modern pearls of stoner rock, and, as such, an astounding reference and a splendid example to be followed. A cornerstone record, that could inspire – and certainly will – a lot of bands along the way, in the future to come.