"Also Rising" CD
Attractors Audio House
Genres: psychedelic rock, experimental rock,
PO Box 13007
Apr 21 - 27 2003
marked the start of the psychedelic / experimental unit SubArachnoid
Space, and a new bar was set for the genre from then on.
Falling somewhere in the realm of bands like Agitation Free and
Bardo Pond, with definite references to labelmates Surface
of Eceyon and Landing, the band has already recorded a full
library's worth of seven full-length albums, and Also Rising
proves that their sound has not calmed down a bit since they began.
Also Rising is a unique effort, different from many
similar-minded works by other modern psych/experimental rock outfits. Instead of sticking to one genre,
they've managed to include a nice balance of atmospheric drone-rock
tracks and more exciting, charged jams. This variety adds a
fantastic mood to the album, and makes it perfect in just about any
setting. And unlike some (read: many) albums of the genre, Also
Rising never becomes boring - even a listener with an immeasurably
short attention span will be satisfied.
Rest assured, Also Rising is best in the dark. In a
veil of pitch black, the crashing waves of "Tucson" really
come to life; the subtle build-up of "Down Nod Off" cloaks
you in a powerful mist; "The Harsh Facts of Life" carries
you to heaven and back in only ten minutes. The album is worth
buying just for the chance to chill out to it alone in the dark.
Also Rising could be the album that propels SubArachnoid
Space to legendary status. Don't miss out.
9 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2003]