Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Arena

We have what I believe is a Swamp exclusive tonight, my little ones: the sole recording by defunct two-man cosmic psych unit Arena. Theirs is a difficult sound to summarize, with parts of it variously reminding me of Chrome or Krautrock or Hawkwind with the occasional Nick Blinko or robot vocal creeping up low in the mix. Of course there are also hints of Goblin and John Carpenter soundtracks - in fact several of these tracks appeared on the soundtrack to the low-budget horror flick Wanderlost. Most of the proggish tendencies are sublimated to open up space for the yawning atmospheric void and groovy rhythms. All in all it's a shame this project ended so quickly, but at least we have this relic from beyond space and time.
Bastards of the Omniverse

4 comments:

  1. Damn you great musicians sharing generic band name with some lame neo-prog platinum-selling monsters.


    Thanks, great album!

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  2. Whoa! Completely out of left field and I love this. Thanks for the weirdness.

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  3. any infos for the group?????

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