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ARTIST
TITLE
Mecanica Celeste
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LAUNCH 038LP LAUNCH 038LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/10/2011

This is the third official recording by South American space-rockers Serpentina Satelite. After the success of their album Nothing To Say, the band returned to their studio in Peru to record this more ambitious and accomplished-sounding follow-up. The album recalls all the great psychedelic bands from the past 40 years, from '70s bands like Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II and Hawkwind; through to '80s bands like Monster Magnet (particularly Tab-era) and Loop and today's contemporary cosmic warlords like Eternal Tapestry, White Hills and Magic Lantern. Mecanica Celeste is a conceptually unique take on psychedelia, conceived by manipulating traditional religious songs, text ideology and poetry with heavy fuzz guitars, swirling drones, spaced-out wah solos, motorik rhythms and delayed vocals, to create a head-melting experience of an album which climaxes with the proto-metal riffs of track "Sendero," giving the band a fresh-sounding approach to the well-trod grounds of space rock: Serpentina Satelite tried to get to heaven but ended up in space.