The German act known as Buddha Sentenza have been bringing their brand of psychedelic/stoner/jam/space rock to music audiences since 2008, and here they have their third release for World in Sound, titled Semaphora. Featuring six lengthy instrumental tracks, Semaphora takes the listener through many twists and turns, highlighted by a dual guitar attack, swirling keyboards, violin, and intricate percussion. Opener "Jet" is a psychedelic, space rock affair, chock full of airey keys and some inventive guitar playing, while "Greek Ancestry" features some playful musical passages but also some heavier riffing, the band conjuring up some jazz flavors to go along with their prog stew. There's a bluesier element to "Kreen (Patagonian Lights)" thanks to some tasty guitar work and organ, while the muscular "Laika" goes into heavier, almost Deep Purple/Uriah Heep territory for a bit before some lumbering stoner riffs come into play.The slightly meditative "Blood Rust" sees the guitars drift in desert rock fashion before some Hawkwind styled synths come bubbling into the mix, and the near 11-minute finale "The End is Coming...We'll Take it From Here" is easily the albums most dramatic track, with heavy riffs and searing lead guitar battling spacey keys and rumbling rhythms for a full on psychedelic stoner rock experience.
Pretty cool stuff overall, this latest from Buddha Sentenza is a tasty little treat for anyone into experimental instrumental rock music. Check it out.
2) Greek Ancestry
3) Kreen (Patagonian Lights)
5) Blood Rust
6) The End is Coming...We'll Take it From Here