Review by: Stuart Blythe
|Stemming from LA, Heavy Water Experiments offer an extraordinary debut album. Primarily fitting, but not limited to, the psychedelic, progressive indie/rock genre.
From the floating, trippy and heavy bass of opening tracks GoldenThroat and Mirror the Sky, the psychedelic experimental rock is delivered with style. But there are surprises ahead with tracks the like of Anodyne and Neverlove that are psych pop rock/trance with well layered grooves that are more anthem rock.
A departure from the other tracks, Octavian journeys through different musical feelings, somehow transporting the listener through world locations. Close your eyes and you could be floating between a Spanish fiesta to a Moroccan lounge and onwards
Book Covered Blue is a 9 minute and 45 second, beautifully crafted aural experience, leading you along a musical path to a crescendo of expressive and exhausting bass lines and generous melding guitar riffs.
There is a richness in Heavy Water Experiments debut CD that offers a renewed listening experience with each play of the album.
For me, standout tracks are;
Book Covered Blue
Rating : 4 Stars!
Experimental, Psychedelic, indie, progressive, rock
Mirror The Sky Anodyne
Book Colored Blue
David Melbye – singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, and producer
Roberto Salguero – drums and percussion
Rebecca Black – vocals/piano
Jonah McLean – organ
Rick Staggs – bass