I obviously don't know about the particulars of your, well, particular locale, but this afternoon at Ye Olde Sleeping Village, feels like the first real summer day of the year. The sun is out. It's hot, and bright, and sweaty as hell. As such, because I enjoy aesthetic uniformity (perhaps a tad too much,) a soundtrack to fit said atmosphere would do nicely.
Enter Veins of Mosquito, a Floridian instrumental outfit that boasts a self-described sound ranging from "psychedelic to hard rock to grunge." These guys have put out several albums over the past few years, and have a new one on the way--arriving, in fact, tomorrow, May 25th. Immediately preceding said release is the excellent "Celebration," the track leering before ye now. For those unfamiliar with their earlier output, "Celebration" (and, one can only presume, Hemogoblin as a whole,) has a significantly crisper feel--still grungy, still damp, but a little cleaner cut 'round the edges. It's a great track, and before drive you away with incessant chatter, I highly recommend you give it a listen below!
"Celebration" is thick and present, seemingly feeling comfortable in it's almost-but-not-quite hefty presence. It feels nearly reminiscent of southern doom in its execution, which, giving the aforementioned genre tags, feels somewhat inevitable. That said, things never delve too deep into the fuzz and buzz--there is a distinct clarity that keeps this from becoming stuff in the swamp. Of particular note is the post-metal progression, which leads from a light-footed intro into dat meathook riffage--a package made complete with a groovy bass and some delightfully present drums. The mix is nice and clear, with plenty of emphasis on the low end. Giving the instrumental nature of Veins of Mosquito, a substitute must be found for vocal intrigue, and here, they find it in a natural ebb and flow--that gradual build, a subtle-yet-thicc midsection, and an outro that slows down, gradually, with a relaxed air.
The result? A strong track that bodes well for what I can only presume is Veins of Mosquito's best album yet. I'll be checking out Hemogoblin upon it's release tomorrow. In the meantime, I recommend that you aquant yerself with that repeat button.
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