Infected Mushroom are back with a studio album titled 'Legend Of The Black Shawarma
'. This is a collection of vocal-rich tracks with a new (or old) added element of heavy guitar riffs and a 'rock' sound at times.
The record kicks off in typical Infected style with Poquito Mas
, a spaced out introduction with a strong middle eastern flavor and some old style 303 blips. It evolves into a break beat with the experimentation you would expect from the Mushrooms.
The second track Sa'eed
brings us into familiar waters, a strong beat with the classic Infected Mushroom robot voice sounds and singing that have broaden their appeal to dance music fans worldwide.
Right after we find them at the End of the Road
, another experimental straight beat with many influences from electro music, still keeping things interesting on the dancefloor.
Smashing the Opponent
features Jonathan Davis
and it is one the most vocal-heavy tracks from Infected to date. The melodies take you closer to trance styles from Germany and here we have a departure from psytrance elements.
The guitar Can't Stop
next. Vocals again throughout the track and a heavy guitar riff that reminds of Tim Schuldt and other guitar trance outfits.
Herbert the Pervert
is also a guitar affair and this will have the psytrance heads jumping on the dancefloor. Very strong stuff with outbursts of clean guitar riffs that add to the atmosphere of the track. Perhaps the most psytrance song of this album.
A surprise follows with a collaboration with Perry Farrell
, of Jane's Addiction fame, named
. This track laid by vocals has a stronger rock feel to it. Not the usual stuff from Infected here.
is another experimental downbeat track. The heavy guitar blends in with melodies and the break beat to make for an interesting lounge listen.
Things take a psychedelic turn with Franks
, an inspired track that surprises all the way. Some clever melodies and combination of sounds.
is a slower track with a memorable beat. Good pace for the morning and a great production. Bordering with house and electro, this track is innovative and fresh.
Album title track Legend of the Black Shawarma
is a strange mix-mash of heavy guitars and haunting sounds that builds up and crosses through weird sonic paths.
The last track is another major surprise from Infected Mushroom. It is a remix of the well known Doors
song, Riders on the storm
. This closing tune plays with samples of the original with Jim Morisson's
voice dominating and some experimental psychedelia on top.
Overall this is another Infected Mushroom
album that twists and turns through many sonic landscapes with heavy experimentation. Some very interesting music and fresh ideas from the Israeli duo.
If you liked their previous album, Legend of the Black Shawarma
will keep you happy.
Good music but is this psychedelic enough and psytrance proper?
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