Tonzone Records (TON 020)
Tonzonen Records once again succeeded to surprise me with some great, never before heard psychedelic music! Weites Luftmeer is a duo from Munich, Germany, making instrumental, psychedelic, alternative shoegaze music. Now I really don't know anything about their past, but Kim (drums, bass, hammered dulcimer) and Jochen (guitar, effects, berimbau) formed the band in 2012 and they have several digital only releases on their Bandcamp site. I guess this LP is their first proper release and as always on Tonzonen, a strictly limited edition.
Siebenunddreißigachtundvierzig includes just four tracks, but they are all about ten minutes in length. I don't really know how to descibe their pretty unique music, but it has elements of 60s/70s psych rock, 80s shoegaze, experimental and ambient music, even prog. Some of it rocks out, but there are also very floating, atmospheric and emotional elements (just listen to the heavenly "Trail of Thoughts"). The last, a bit harder rocking and mind-blowing "Oxykotin" brings to mind some other modern psych masters like Vibravoid or Giöbia. I'm an instant fan of the band and since all the elements (arrangements, playing, sound quality, psych vibe etc.) really work I'd like to recommend this album to all fans of instrumental psych rock.