Serpentina Satelite – Mecanica Celeste [2010]

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Serpentina Satelite plays experimental and exceptional psychedelic kraut and space rock. Listening to this album could be exhaustive like climbing a mountain but in the end you will be rewarded with an overwhelming view and the awareness to stand above all things. Traditional song structures are dissolved and the songs end up in trance-like jam sessions and you're lost in space and time. This album is recommended for all open minded people, who do not shy away from a musical adventure and who is searching for a spiritual element in the music.

'Mecanica Celeste' is the third official recording by South American space rockers Serpentina Satelite. After the success of their last raved about album ‘Nothing to Say’, the band returned to their studio in Peru to record this more ambitious and accomplished sounding follow-up.

The album recalls all the great psychedelic bands from the past forty years, from the 70’s bands like Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II and Hawkwind; through to 80’s bands like Monster Magnet (particularly TAB era) and Loop and today's contemporary cosmic warlords like Eternal Tapestry, White Hills and Magic Lantern.

‘Mecanica Celeste’ is a conceptually unique take on psychedelia, conceived by manipulating traditional religious songs, text ideology and poetry with heavy fuzz guitars, swirling drones, spaced out wah solos, motorik rhythms and delayed vocals, to create a head melting experience of an album which climaxes with the proto metal riffs of track Sendero, giving the band a fresh sounding approach to the well trod grounds of space rock: Serpentina Satelite tried to get to heaven but ended up in space!

New record out September 6th on Rocket Recordings.

Track listing:
01    Fobos
02    Sangre De Grado
03    Mecanica Celeste
04    Imaginez Quel Bonheur Ce Sera De Voir Nos Chers Disparus Ressuscités!
05    Al Apaec
06    Sendero

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