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The Movements – Like Elephants 2 (2014) review

March 9, 2014

The Movements – Like Elephants 2 (2014) review

The Movements “Like Elephants 2” (Crusher Records, 2014) 
               What I
like most about this offering from Swedish psych rockers The Movements is its
diversity of song types. They move seamlessly from hard-driving motorik anthems
to yearning existential ballads to dreamy psych dirges. As I listen I am
reminded of everything from Steppenwolf and Black Sabbath to gentle Laurel
Canyon country rock. When they want to go balls to the wall they have no
trouble pulling out the stops and banging out the riffs, and are equally at
ease pulling back and doing quieter and more thoughtful material. The
musicianship is spot-on throughout. I especially like the long,
Steppenwolf-esque instrumental section that closes out the song “Winter’s
Calling.” I like their playing so much that, while I find no fault with the
vocals, I really wouldn’t mind hearing the album as all instrumentals. More
good Swedish hard rock coming out of Crusher Records.
Review made by Brian Greene/2014
© Copyright http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.com/2014
One Comment
  1. Anonymous

    'Like Elephants 1 & 2' will be available on vinyl in the US this May, together for the first time. Please point your compass to sunriseoceanbender.com for more info …

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