A thoughtful melodic collection with a variety of catchy tracks (generally the shorter ones) and flowing ambient soaked psych and driving guitars all of which beckons the listener to lose themselves in their sonic sound. Mugstar have produced a great space rock back catalogue and this is worthy of being included as a highly recommended album.
Cardinal Fuzz (Europe) & Centripetal Force (North America) are excited to
announce the upcoming release of Mugstar’s GRAFT, the follow up album to their
much-lauded live collaboration with Can’s Damo Suzuki released earlier this year.
GRAFT’s release date is October 30th.
UK space rockers Mugstar have been hurtling through the sonic multiverse since
2003 and have left an extensive discography in their wake. Early on, the band
caught the attention of the late John Peel, taking part in one of the last editions of
his famed Peel Sessions. From there, the band has compiled an impressive run of
releases and solidified their reputation for powerfully hypnotic live performances.
After experimenting with longer form compositions on 2016’s Magnetic Seasons
(Rock Action Records), GRAFT’s six song journey sees Mugstar return to a more
focused work ethic, a move resulting in a sound that is fraught with tension and
caters to one of their biggest strengths, the ability to consistently create, sustain,
and, ultimately, diffuse drama. This is an effect well-executed on tracks like “Zeta
Potential” and “Star Cage.” And even on an album where a tighter approach was a
priority, Mugstar still finds plenty of room to improvise and allow for creative
exploration, as illustrated on “Ghost of a Ghost” and “Low, Slow Horizon.” Looking
back at Mugstar’s catalog, it is remarkable to see the path they have travelled and
how GRAFT continues their bold advance into the future. We think you'll agree.
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I knew excactly what to expect after short look at tracks lengths over 20mins - ACID TRIP. This is a real race through space, at highest possible speeeed. I regret their gig in Warsaw last may was canceled due to covid pandemia. Marcin Wielewski