Spirit Caravan Elusive Truth

Label
Improved Sequence
Released
16th February 2024

Format Info

LP Vinyl

Originally released in 2001 and now remastered. “On this, Spirit Caravan’s second foray into the long-player format, the band has collectively slowed down the tempo, and dropped the mood into even more contemplative territory. As the grandfather of modern stoner rock, Wino has certainly dipped his guitar picks in LSD this time around. Even though the engineering and production is bone dry and bottom heavy, Wino’s psychedelic guitar work — especially his stinging, busy leads — has been ratcheted up a few clicks, even if the overall aesthetic is darker, and the superb musicianship from the trio simplified. The listener may be reminded of Hawkwind powered by an enormous diesel engine. As a title, Elusive Truth may indicate Wino’s searching nature as a musician, and his attempt to continue down the sonic path through darkness, and through light. With this album, the listener is most certainly in darker territory.

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