Tuesday, April 17, 2012

La Otracina - The Aquarian Wind (SOC-7/WHO-08)

thanks to Kushweed for the Haze :)

Summer is approaching and it's time to get lifted in style.  One of the best treats of summer is listening to a La Otracina record.  With the sound high enough to piss off the neighbors, the sun scorching, the smoke thick and beads of sweat cascading on to a bottle of beer, the variables are in place for a fine listening experience.  La Otracina has a special place in my heart.  Along with being one of my favorite bands, The Risk of Gravitation - psyched out grooves of the highest magnitude - was one of the first lps that I purchased.  Making it more special, drummer Adam Kriney added a nice note.  While writing a note for each mail order can be burdensome, it means a lot to me and i'm greatly appreciative.

 After 2010's amazing Reality Has Got to Die on Holy Mountain, La Otracina return with a one-sided lp, co-issued by Sound of Cobra and Who Can You Trust? Records. The Aquarian Wind was released for the current European tour and is infused with their unique style of psychedelic sounds. From the drop of the needle, La Otracina take a big rip and produce the wonderful instrumental jam, "Voyage to Heldonia", in which Adam's drumming combines with heavy guitar sounds, all while the hypnotic bass negotiates its way through the sound waves.  Next, "Lost in the Sunrise" features Adam's vocals, guitars that wade into metal territory and propulsive drumming. Overall, the Aquarian Wind is infused with many elements: space rock, prog, krautrock, a little metal - a little of everything!  One thing is for sure: this nug is made for your head.

Grip it and rip it while supplies last. At this juncture, the only distro/label selling this is Who Can You Trust? Records.  They are selling it for 13 euros + shipping.  One can order by contacting, whocanyoutrustrec@googlemail.com.  I'm pretty sure Sound of Cobra is out of stock.  

Peace, my friends 


*Dates with IN ZAIRE (http://www.myspace.com/inzaire)
**Dates with KADAVAR (http://www.facebook.com/pages/KADAVAR/108072095944589)

Thur April 12 – at Roadburn Festival, Tilburg/Holland
Fri April 13 – day off
Sat April 14 – at Bear Rock Festival, Andenne/Belgium
Sun April 15 – day off
Mon April 16 - day off
Tue April 17 - day off
Wed April 18 – at Les Combustibles, Paris/France
Thur April 19 – at Saint Ex, Bordeaux/France
Fri April 20 – at Cri De La Mouette, Toulouse/France
Sat April 21 – at Sala Mogambo, San Sebastian/Donostia/Spain
Sunday April 22 – at Rock Palace, Madrid/Spain
Monday April 23 – at Rumble Cafe, La Nucia/Spain
Tue April 24 – at L’Enthropy, Marseille/France
Wed April 25 – at Silver Club, Angers/France
Thur April 26 – at Le Vecteur, Charleroi/Belgium*
Fri April 27 – at Magasin 4, Brussels/Belgium*
Sat April 28 – HELP NEED A SHOW OR PLACE TO SLEEP! (possibly Luxemborg/Mons)*
Sun April 29 – at Carlo Levi, Liege/Belgium*
Mon April 30 – at Le Caveau Du Grand Sauvoy, Nancy/France*
Tue May 1 – at Mudd Mudd Club, Strasbourg/France*
Wed May 2 – at Ecurie De L’ilot 13, Geneva/Switzerland*
Thur May 3 – at White Rabbit, Freiburg/Germany*
Fri May 4 - at White Trash Fast Food, Berlin/Germany*
Sat May 5 – at Unsagbar, Aschaffenburg/Frankfurt/Germany*
Sun May 6 - at Hunhermanhattan, Halle/Germany*
Mon May 7 – at Stubnitz, Bremen/Germany*
Tue May 8 – drive day
Wed May 9 – at Mother, Stockholm/Sweden*
Thur May 10 – at Koloni, Goteborg/Sweden*
Fri May 11 – at Mayhem, Copenhagen/Denmark*
Sat May 12 – at Get Daun Festival, at TBA, Malmo/Sweden?*
Sun May 13 – off day
Mon May 14 - off day
Tue May 15 – at Cairo, Wurzburg/Germany**
Wed May 16 – at Klub 007, Praha-Břevnov/Czech Republic**
Thur May 17 – at Blog Music Club, Budapest/Hungary**
Fri May 18 – at Fabrica Club, Cluj-Napoca/Romania**
Sat May 19 – at The King, Bucharest/Romania**
Sun May 20 - at Mixtape 5, Sofia/Bulgaria**
Mon May 21 – at Eightball Club, Thessaloniki/Greece**
Tue May 22 – at Six Dogs, Athens/Greece**
Wed May 23 – at Kingston, Struga/Macedonia**
Thur May 24 - at Club Fest, Belgrade/Serbia**
Fri May 25 – at Klub Gromka, Ljubljana/Slovenia**
Sat May 26 – at Stereoclub, Klagenfurt/Austria**
Sun May 27 – at Club Wakuum, Graz/Austria**
Mon May 28 – at Ligera Bar, Milan/Italy
Tue May 29 – at TBA, Fidenza/Italy
Wed May 30 – at CS Bruno, Trento/Italy**
Thur May 31 – at Sidro Club, Savignano Sul Rubicone/Italy**
Fri June 1 – at Tipographia, Pescara/Italy**
Sat June 2 – at Init Club, Rome/Italy**
Sun June 3 – drive day