The Sun EP

by Cambrian Explosion

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Orange cassette with full colour J-card. Pro dubbed. Five tracks, 27 minutes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Sun EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The Active Listener wrote:
"The Sun is this four piece's debut E.P, and it's an extremely confident first step. Combining riffy alternative rock with nebulous prog rock song structures, swathes of trippy psychedelia and huge ear tugging choruses, these guys have nailed it from day one here.
Opener "Umbra of Mind" offers an immediate crash course of this E.P's contents; monolithic alt rock riffery taylor-made for the Queens of the Stone Age generation, sinuous eastern scale keyboard leads, vocals with a distinct Mike Patton edge, and a huge, open space rock sound that leads me to assume that their jam space (where this was recorded) is not on this planet. And there's plenty more where that came from with not a wasted second among the six tracks on offer here; the title track slows the tempo and increases the feeling of weightless spaciousness, with treated vocals and some massive guitar leads, while "Black Maven" introduces some falsetto, a stack of reverb and enough swaggering cock rock to send Mick Jagger back to his kennel, tail between legs. There's a sustained feeling of hugeness here that most big name producers can't coax out of a major label band, and these four have captured it effortlessly all on their lonesome. Buy it for that reason alone, or if you need another, because it is extremely bad-ass. You have been advised."

Chybucca Sounds wrote:
"The award for the most honest band of 2013 goes to Cambrian Explosion. While most bands will promote their work with archetypal brashness, this Portland four-piece simply want a van. They’re not fussy. As long as it enables them to share their crystalline brand of articulately structured psychedelia with the rest of the planet, they’re simply not fussed – a silver machine, perhaps?"

Caleidoscoop schreef:
"Het viertal laat een aanstekelijk psychedelisch geluid horen dat ergens tussen rock, stoner, drones, blues en experimentele muziek uitkomt. Je krijgt dat rare gevoel als je met je ogen recht in de zon probeert te kijken. Het lukt niet echt, maar het geeft wel een bijzondere sensatie. Dat is ook zo met deze muziek. De zang is pakkend en harmonieus, maar de muziek zorgt voor de prettige verstrooiing, zodat je er echt je tanden in kunt zetten. Dat komt niet alleen door de hallucinerende klanken, maar ook door de Oostere elementen. Aan de ene kant droom je helemaal weg bij deze muziek en anderzijds is het zo aards als het maar kan. Dat ambivalente aspect zorgt voor prettige spanningsbogen. Qua referenties moet je denken aan een hypnotiserende en toch venijnige kruisbestuiving van Bardo Pond, The Tea Party, Popol Vuh, Pink Floyd, Witchcraft en Masters Of Reality. Een subliem debuut!"


released October 4, 2013

Vlinder Tapes VT01

Cambrian Explosion are:
Nori Lockhart - guitar, vocals, artwork
Ben Dorothy - drums, vocals
Austin Trask - bass guitar
Adria Ivanitsky - keyboard, vocals, percussion



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