It's interesting the difference a few years can make and how the passage of time can play a role in the altering of one's musical tastes. When I last heard Croatian psych freaks Seven That Spells back at the beginning of 2007 it was to brandish a four star review for their second album It Came From The Planet Of Love. While that album consisted of two long form compositions that saw the unit exploring lengthy jam based wah-wah forays into space rock, their latest disc Cosmoerotic Dialogue With Lucifer (catchy title) takes things to a whole other level, but unfortunately not for the better.
On this effort guitarist Niko Potocnjak enlists Acid Mothers Temple founder and fellow guitarist Kawabata Makoto to join him in creating some of the most over the top guitar excursions you're ever likely to come across. Together the duo basically ignore the rest of the band members by forgoing any real song structures, turning the amps up to eleven and proceeding to revel in what basically amounts to an hour's worth of wah-wah induced feedback. Believe it or not there are actually a few tracks on this disc that feature the odd sax contribution, but ultimately this instrument or any other for that matter gets completely drowned out and engulfed by their cacophonous guitar assault .
You can call it avant-garde, experimental or give it any other tag that you want, but unfortunately that doesn't change the fact that this album basically amounts to nothing more that a lot of pointless, painless noise guaranteed to give you a migraine.
1) Cosmoerotic Giveaway
2) Stara Planina (Slight Return)
3) Return Of The Captain Beefstake's Love Apparatus
4) Space Of Eights
5) Cookies & Milk / Breakfast With Azrael
6) Torture Vessel From The Triangle World