Spocaine Solar Fuzz Review





Germany’s
Spocaine,
Florian Rauch (vocals),
André Stefan (guitar, slide guitar),
Patrick Weber (guitar),
Jorin Gundler (bass) and
Tim Rauch (drums, percussion) first came to
Desert Psychlist’s attention when in 2013 the band released their self-tiled album ”
Spocaine” a nine song opus headed up by ”
Little Jimmy” one of the most infectious bluesy stoner/hard rock songs recorded that year.

The band return this year (2017) with ”
Solar Fuzz” a new EP consisting of three gritty slices of fuzz drenched stoner blues bookended by two brief but very interesting instrumentals.


Intro” starts things rolling it’s short sharp burst of solid drum beats and raked guitar strings and swirling effects seguing into a thrumming heavy rock riff underpinned with deep rumbling bass.


Giants Walk” follows and finds
Spocaine jamming a groove that recalls
Maryland fuzzmeisters
Clutch’s bluesier moments but also those of
Greece‘s
Planet Of Zeus minus the hardcore vocals, jagged grooves of bluesy bluster taken to another level by
Florian Rauch’s big vocal tones, the frontman’s bear-like growl tinged with stoner grit and southern swagger a dominant force as he roars over a gritty backdrop of gnarly fuzzed out groove.


Solar Fuzz” explodes from the speakers on a wave of chainsaw guitar riffage, guitarists
Stefan and
Weber laying down a crunching heavily fuzzed refrain superbly backed up by
Gundler‘s thrumming bass and
Tim Rauch’s persistent and pulverising percussion. Into this maelstrom of gloriously distorted sludge-like noise enters
Florian Rauch, sounding like he’s been gargling razors and smoking tree bark, telling tales of a sun ”
that blinds my eyes” as well as throwing an
Ozzy -like ”
yeah” in here and there.


Into The Light” sees
Spocaine hitting a groove that sits comfortably between doom and southern metal with
Florian Rauch‘s grizzled tones crooning over a bedrock of big resounding guitar chords, booming bass lines and military style drumming before exploding into a gloriously powerful proto-metal jam and taking things to a deliciously noisy close.


Outro” wraps things up with a brief but quite delightful foray into experimental territory with hand played percussion the base around which big booming bass resounds and reverberates and heavily effected guitars add colouring and texture.

Three “proper” songs and two instrumentals is a little less than
Desert Psychlist was hoping from
Spocaine’s latest release but beggars can’t be choosers and what you do get is as good as some bands release on a whole album.

Check it out ….

© 2017 Frazer Jones






Germany’s
Spocaine,
Florian Rauch (vocals),
André Stefan (guitar, slide guitar),
Patrick Weber (guitar),
Jorin Gundler (bass) and
Tim Rauch (drums, percussion) first came to
Desert Psychlist’s attention when in 2013 the band released their self-tiled album ”
Spocaine” a nine song opus headed up by ”
Little Jimmy” one of the most infectious bluesy stoner/hard rock songs recorded that year.

The band return this year (2017) with ”
Solar Fuzz” a new EP consisting of three gritty slices of fuzz drenched stoner blues bookended by two brief but very interesting instrumentals.


Intro” starts things rolling it’s short sharp burst of solid drum beats and raked guitar strings and swirling effects seguing into a thrumming heavy rock riff underpinned with deep rumbling bass.


Giants Walk” follows and finds
Spocaine jamming a groove that recalls
Maryland fuzzmeisters
Clutch’s bluesier moments but also those of
Greece‘s
Planet Of Zeus minus the hardcore vocals, jagged grooves of bluesy bluster taken to another level by
Florian Rauch’s big vocal tones, the frontman’s bear-like growl tinged with stoner grit and southern swagger a dominant force as he roars over a gritty backdrop of gnarly fuzzed out groove.


Solar Fuzz” explodes from the speakers on a wave of chainsaw guitar riffage, guitarists
Stefan and
Weber laying down a crunching heavily fuzzed refrain superbly backed up by
Gundler‘s thrumming bass and
Tim Rauch’s persistent and pulverising percussion. Into this maelstrom of gloriously distorted sludge-like noise enters
Florian Rauch, sounding like he’s been gargling razors and smoking tree bark, telling tales of a sun ”
that blinds my eyes” as well as throwing an
Ozzy -like ”
yeah” in here and there.


Into The Light” sees
Spocaine hitting a groove that sits comfortably between doom and southern metal with
Florian Rauch‘s grizzled tones crooning over a bedrock of big resounding guitar chords, booming bass lines and military style drumming before exploding into a gloriously powerful proto-metal jam and taking things to a deliciously noisy close.


Outro” wraps things up with a brief but quite delightful foray into experimental territory with hand played percussion the base around which big booming bass resounds and reverberates and heavily effected guitars add colouring and texture.

Three “proper” songs and two instrumentals is a little less than
Desert Psychlist was hoping from
Spocaine’s latest release but beggars can’t be choosers and what you do get is as good as some bands release on a whole album.

Check it out ….

© 2017 Frazer Jones




Germany’s
Spocaine,
Florian Rauch (vocals),
André Stefan (guitar, slide guitar),
Patrick Weber (guitar),
Jorin Gundler (bass) and
Tim Rauch (drums, percussion) first came to
Desert Psychlist’s attention when in 2013 the band released their self-tiled album ”
Spocaine” a nine song opus headed up by ”
Little Jimmy” one of the most infectious bluesy stoner/hard rock songs recorded that year.

The band return this year (2017) with ”
Solar Fuzz” a new EP consisting of three gritty slices of fuzz drenched stoner blues bookended by two brief but very interesting instrumentals.


Intro” starts things rolling it’s short sharp burst of solid drum beats and raked guitar strings and swirling effects seguing into a thrumming heavy rock riff underpinned with deep rumbling bass.


Giants Walk” follows and finds
Spocaine jamming a groove that recalls
Maryland fuzzmeisters
Clutch’s bluesier moments but also those of
Greece‘s
Planet Of Zeus minus the hardcore vocals, jagged grooves of bluesy bluster taken to another level by
Florian Rauch’s big vocal tones, the frontman’s bear-like growl tinged with stoner grit and southern swagger a dominant force as he roars over a gritty backdrop of gnarly fuzzed out groove.


Solar Fuzz” explodes from the speakers on a wave of chainsaw guitar riffage, guitarists
Stefan and
Weber laying down a crunching heavily fuzzed refrain superbly backed up by
Gundler‘s thrumming bass and
Tim Rauch’s persistent and pulverising percussion. Into this maelstrom of gloriously distorted sludge-like noise enters
Florian Rauch, sounding like he’s been gargling razors and smoking tree bark, telling tales of a sun ”
that blinds my eyes” as well as throwing an
Ozzy -like ”
yeah” in here and there.


Into The Light” sees
Spocaine hitting a groove that sits comfortably between doom and southern metal with
Florian Rauch‘s grizzled tones crooning over a bedrock of big resounding guitar chords, booming bass lines and military style drumming before exploding into a gloriously powerful proto-metal jam and taking things to a deliciously noisy close.


Outro” wraps things up with a brief but quite delightful foray into experimental territory with hand played percussion the base around which big booming bass resounds and reverberates and heavily effected guitars add colouring and texture.

Three “proper” songs and two instrumentals is a little less than
Desert Psychlist was hoping from
Spocaine’s latest release but beggars can’t be choosers and what you do get is as good as some bands release on a whole album.

Check it out ….

© 2017 Frazer Jones



Germany’s
Spocaine,
Florian Rauch (vocals),
André Stefan (guitar, slide guitar),
Patrick Weber (guitar),
Jorin Gundler (bass) and
Tim Rauch (drums, percussion) first came to
Desert Psychlist’s attention when in 2013 the band released their self-tiled album ”
Spocaine” a nine song opus headed up by ”
Little Jimmy” one of the most infectious bluesy stoner/hard rock songs recorded that year.

The band return this year (2017) with ”
Solar Fuzz” a new EP consisting of three gritty slices of fuzz drenched stoner blues bookended by two brief but very interesting instrumentals.


Intro” starts things rolling it’s short sharp burst of solid drum beats and raked guitar strings and swirling effects seguing into a thrumming heavy rock riff underpinned with deep rumbling bass.


Giants Walk” follows and finds
Spocaine jamming a groove that recalls
Maryland fuzzmeisters
Clutch’s bluesier moments but also those of
Greece‘s
Planet Of Zeus minus the hardcore vocals, jagged grooves of bluesy bluster taken to another level by
Florian Rauch’s big vocal tones, the frontman’s bear-like growl tinged with stoner grit and southern swagger a dominant force as he roars over a gritty backdrop of gnarly fuzzed out groove.


Solar Fuzz” explodes from the speakers on a wave of chainsaw guitar riffage, guitarists
Stefan and
Weber laying down a crunching heavily fuzzed refrain superbly backed up by
Gundler‘s thrumming bass and
Tim Rauch’s persistent and pulverising percussion. Into this maelstrom of gloriously distorted sludge-like noise enters
Florian Rauch, sounding like he’s been gargling razors and smoking tree bark, telling tales of a sun ”
that blinds my eyes” as well as throwing an
Ozzy -like ”
yeah” in here and there.


Into The Light” sees
Spocaine hitting a groove that sits comfortably between doom and southern metal with
Florian Rauch‘s grizzled tones crooning over a bedrock of big resounding guitar chords, booming bass lines and military style drumming before exploding into a gloriously powerful proto-metal jam and taking things to a deliciously noisy close.


Outro” wraps things up with a brief but quite delightful foray into experimental territory with hand played percussion the base around which big booming bass resounds and reverberates and heavily effected guitars add colouring and texture.

Three “proper” songs and two instrumentals is a little less than
Desert Psychlist was hoping from
Spocaine’s latest release but beggars can’t be choosers and what you do get is as good as some bands release on a whole album.

Check it out ….

© 2017 Frazer Jones



Germany’sSpocaineFlorian RauchAndré StefanPatrick WeberJorin GundlerTim Rauch Desert Psychlist’sSpocaineLittle Jimmy
Solar Fuzz


Intro
Giants WalkSpocaineMaryland Clutch’sGreecePlanet Of ZeusFlorian Rauch’s
Solar FuzzStefanWeberGundlerTim Rauch’sFlorian Rauchthat blinds my eyesOzzyyeah
Into The LightSpocaineFlorian Rauch
Outro


Desert PsychlistSpocaine’s

Source: Desert Psychlist