The ultimate collection of trippy kraut, with keys that makes music more psyched. I will definately check other stuff from Monkey3 and visit their sniff for some analogs. ffo Yuri Gagarin.
Favorite track: Prism.
It took me countless reminders to pick this up (the fact that only a couple of tracks were previewable didn’t help much), but the end-of-the-year rankings all around the web gave me the finishing blow.
Instrumental rockers MONKEY3 have buckled up for their next interstellar journey: nestled somewhere in between space rock, psych, stoner and progressive, this four piece is infamous for its onstage intensity that has crowned prestigious festivals such as Roadburn, Hellfest and Desertfest. The Swiss act managed to distill and concentrate its cosmic soundwall on seventh longplayer Sphere down to Pink Floyd-esque surfaces that collide with gritty riffing and noisy outbursts. Tunes such as ‘Axis‘ soar with crystal-clear melodies and dreamy jamming that really turn Sphere into an incomparable astral trip.
Complete focused intensity with waves of sound experimentation and complex compositions. Which is kind of counterintuitive for a "stoner band" right? Except that's a tossed-off, lazy as shit tag for something this psychedelically awesome. I don't know man... maybe early Pink Floyd is also considered "stoner" music. It's still fucking great. bcb723