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what the buzzing

by floorian

Darkly melodic hypnotic psychedelic spacerock
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. or so they say
5:23 $0.99
2. descend
6:38 $0.99
3. aether spill
8:31 $0.99
4. overruled
8:43 $0.99
5. waiting for it
4:36 $0.99
6. auravine
6:19 $0.99
7. symptoms alone
9:53 $0.99
8. heavium
3:35 $0.99
9. alt.11
7:47 $0.99
10. somic
8:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
The latest release from The Committee to Keep Music Evil is a seductively spellbinding band from O-high-o. Exploring the realms of psychedelia, space rock and experimentalism, Floorian has conjured its own unique style of darkly melodic, hypnotic drone rock. While not easy to describe, these excursions are very easy to space out to, filled with mind-stretching sounds and textures... yet they also spend a considerable amount of time rocking out.

The critics rave -- Matt Shimmer said: "While some songs are predominately atmospheric and soundscapey, the focus rests on a strong rock and pop influence that Floorian pulls off wonderfully. "Symptoms Alone" is a nine-minute epic of intergalactic folk-rock, like what you'd get if you shot Yo La Tengo even further into the depths of space. "Auravine," meanwhile, focuses more on drones, making great use of a wavering bassline, a sparse beat, and some echoing, atmospheric sounds in the background. Filled with amazing solos, galactic atmospheres, and catchy, all-enveloping bouts of rock, this is one of the best psychedelic records of the year."

And Matt Howarth digs it too: "Dreamy guitars waft in the air, squealing, grinding, defining astral chords with tasty ease... these stringed manipulations achieve a transcendental disposition, building from a nebulous fog to screeching outcries, further elaborated by lead guitars that seek quite foreign sonic territories with their languid sustains and bent notes... alternating between psychedelic stylings and gothic darkness, conjuring melancholia that then strives to escape the box with emotional exertions. There's a romantic edge in this music, bestowing this spacerock with more than a touch of humanity, making the tunes more accessible."



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Robert Whitman

Moody, beautiful and atmospheric
The music seems to come from a moody, beautiful and atmospheric place, and defines that place sonically to perfection. Early Pink Floyd comes to mind, but Floorian has its own unique instrumental sounds. They sound like themselves.

Aether Spill and Auravine conjure a deep-space journey into no-time/space/motion; drifting on waves of controlled feedback, chiming chords, found sounds and modal guitar embellishments.

Symptoms Alone rests more on rock atmospherics, feedback, distortion and the whole language of visceral power that goes along with rock. When the guitar comes in with a melody or a distantly crying bent note, like a chosen word, it completes a musical idea and lifts the trip to another place.

Heavium is a beautifully languid song, somehow bringing the human breath in its vocal harmonies and a slow, steady, bass-and-tambourine rhythm into relation with astrally distant guitar embellishments.

The disc ends appropriately with Somic; rotating chiming guitar figures and vocals coming from still higher and farther-away, and as the words say, "finding a way out."

Space Rock

A record you will want to return to
This is kind of a re-release, with the original “What The Buzzing” having come out in 2002, but here is a revamped version with 4 new tracks added to this release, which is over 28-minutes of new Floorian music, but shorn of 2 tracks from the original.

The band say they are “exploring the realms of psychedelia, space rock and experimentalism… its own unique style of darkly melodic, hypnotic drone rock.” Which is pretty well right on the mark. Although they do know when to turn it up to 11, they just use it sparingly.

They veer between more atmospheric pieces like "Auravine" and the stoner folk drone cross of album highlight "Symptoms Alone", a song so good, it is worth the price of admission all by itself. The album is replete with moments of magic, especially when they go all Spiritualized meets The Verve (that is to say the original The Verve). Away from that highlight I would gently point you towards the 8 ½-minute instrumental “Aether Spill”, a tune so pure space rock it hurts, or the Barrett era Pink Floydianism of “Alt. 11”.

This is a record you will want to return to, time and time again, so get it now.