Strapped into a seat on a rocket at take off with adrenaline pumping Monkey3 blasting in my ears and head penetrating deep into heart and mind. Sphere is yet another Gem in their amazing discography of music that transports me out of this world into another place of peace and awe.
The titans of heavy psych are back, this is absolutely jaw dropping, stunning musicianship right through, like taking a trip through the M87 black hole. Long live the Monkey 3.
Favorite track: Spirals.
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.
I feel the sophisticated energy flowing in this song. The repetition never exhausts me. The procedure the track takes until it hits the very top... is simply so technical, but never artificial. Shinji Cheme