Thursday, January 23, 2020

Full Length Review: HHOOGG "Earthling, Go Home!" (Crystal Space Bricks) by Sarah McKellar

Band: Hhoogg
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Country: USA
Genre: Improvisational psychedelic rock
Full length: Earthling, Go Home!
Label: Crystal Space Bricks
Format: Digital
Release date: February 25, 2019
HHOOG is a four-piece experimental, stoner rock band based in Boston, Massachusetts. “Go Home Earthling” is their third 2019 release through Crystal Space Bricks. Self-described as an “All improvisational psychedelic rock from outer space”- this release certainly lives up to that title. Groovy, experimental, psychedelic/stoner rock vibe with “Ccoossmmooss” provides the perfect instrumental background to commence “Go Home Earthling”. A catchy, groovy sound is consistent throughout “Go Home Earthling”- the use of synthesizers add a distinct spacey vibe, obviously the intention of HHOOGG. A more relaxed and experimental feel is taken in “Journey to the dying place” providing a welcome change from the prior tracks. Yet another musical switch with their customary groove-ridden sound that’s now expected of HHOOGG provides a more ominous tone in the following track- adding an additional musical feel to “Go Home Earthling”. “Go Home Earthling” is literally the perfect experimental, instrumental stoner rock to sit back and enjoy with its relaxed yet experimental vibe (edibles optional!). I genuinely look forward to seeing what HHOOGG has to offer in the future with their experimental, psychedelic approach. -Sarah McKellar

Paul Yu: Guitar
Xtina Porcupine: Bass
Yig Narub: Synthesizer
Tom the Ninth Universe: Drums

Track list:
1. Ccoossmmooss
2. Rustic Alien Living
3. Journey to the Dying Place
4. Star Wizard, Headless and Awake
5. Eaten on the Frontier
6. Recalled to the Pyramids
7. Infinitely Gone

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