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Now Hear This: Alien Mustangs | Beat Of The Earth

I'm getting caught up on the good albums that have come out lately. Like this one.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Emanating sonically (and physically) from Thessaloniki, Greece, Alien Mustangs have been crafting their unique blend of ’60s-flavored, hypnotic, space-psych trippiness since 2013. The followup to their 2018 debut LP Alienation, Beat Of The Earth is a shimmering wash of some of the most lysergic, cosmic and melodic music to reach your ears in 2020.

Their mutant psych / space hybrid is deeply rooted in the ’60s garage, and while still paying tribute to influences like (((Loop))), Spacemen 3, The 13th Floor Elevators and The Stooges, Beat Of The Earth has a Teutonic beauty that brings to mind Harmonia.

Opening tracks Sound Of No Future and Fairy Meadow are both space-rock epics where Alien Mustangs create an alluring, thick miasma that practically invites you to lose your bearings in their incandescent, hallucinogenic cosmic glory. On the flip over and we get the Illusions, a fuzzed-up, pounding strung-out guitar grind. The comes Secret Days, where tidal waves of guitar drones detonate in your mind and freak flag wildness flies with an added dose of motoric krautadelia. Beat Of The Earth touches down gently with he lilting Waiting The Dawn — a track that shimmers and glides with serene beauty as you melt blissfully into the ether of its serene beauty.”