Across Tundras has been around for a while with their intriguing mixture of Doom/Psychedelic/progressive/Sludge Metal. Need I say more, the above is a mixture in musical streams you seldom find in a band let alone a band comprising of only three.
The very dark atmosphere of Doom is present all over, as well as the intriguing mystique of Psychedlia. The wide open production helps create a special sound reminding here and there of a sound created in the '70's by Jim Morrison and the Doors. With Sage the boys have released their 7th full length effort almost 55 minutes long divided into 7 songs, leaving enough room in each song for the heavily needed dosage of psychedelic sound.
I am stunned and blown over by the music in Sage. It is, to me, music I can relax with and have my head empty after the album, it's de-stressingingly great music for the spirit, for the mind. Still, the spirituality in the music is nothing like the eastern oriented post rock/ psychedelic rock of most European bands, as Across Tundras' Sage leans very much towards the country/western style or native Indian influences. Which is great really as it brings a new dimension into the music.
Although in general I think music like this should be played and undergone in a live setting I find the production of Sage of a nature making it easy and fun to listen to.
1. In the Name of River Grand
2. Hijo de Desierto
3. Buried Arrows
4. The Book of Truth
5. Tchulu Junction
6. Mean Season Movin' On
7. Shunka Sapa