(Sonar Music S314)
From Aural Innovations #38 (Jan 2008)
Sonar are a new all instrumental ethno-psychedelic rock band from Hungary. I got turned onto them via myspace and they have just released this debut 4 song EP (20 minutes). Dubai starts the CD off and reminds me a bit of Hidria meets Colorstar like sound with some really nice delay guitars and a spacey funky groove. The track really takes off and gets spacey at 4½ minutes.. really flying space rock. Lama Boutique begins quite spaced out and then a really cool groovy song begins. It is really psychedelic with a lead synth that sounds like a voice and some great guitar. Central Station is a slow and melodic track (potential for the radio?) but still spacey and it slowly builds in intensity. The Title track, Deltroid, ends this short EP. This track has a really dirty distorted synth line that takes the lead but then the guitar player comes flying out and plays some killer stuff before they totally freak out in the middle of the track and then it becomes something totally different and back to the freak out. I really look forward to hearing a full CD by this new band.. Check them out if you are into spacey instrumental music.
Check out the record label web site at: http://www.sonarmusic.hu
Reviewed by Scott Heller