Album Of The Day: Yawning Man ? Nomadic Pursuits


Kategorie: Roadburn Festival
geschrieben von: Roadburn Festival geschrieben am: 16.07.2010 um: 06:12 Uhr

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: With new releases by both Yawning Man and Fatso Jetson (both delivered via Cobraside Distribution), 2010 is shaping up to be a banner year for fans of true desert rock. As in, rock, from the desert. It doesn?t get much more so than the sweetly toned Yawning Man, whose latest album is the quizzically-titled Nomadic Pursuits. In what?s being billed as a ?reunion lineup? boasting guitarist Gary Arce, bassist Mario Lalli (also guitar/vocals in Fatso Jetson) and drummer Alfredo Hernandez, the instrumental trio offer a glimpse into generator-party bliss, ringing out reverb into the open air as many bands try to do and almost nobody pulls off this well.

True, it?s been five years since Yawning Man put out the Rock Formations full-length and the Pot Head EP, which were compiled on vinyl in 2008?s Vista Point, but I for one am of the opinion that if Yawning Man happened every day it would lose some of the magic. Yeah, it would be cool to get a fresh batch of jams each year ? I know I wouldn?t get tired of hearing Arce?s guitar tone, which if you want to get right down to it is more or less what launched the now-legendary Palm Desert scene those many years ago ? but there?s something special about a release like Nomadic Pursuits. It doesn?t happen often, it serves a very specific purpose, and it feels special when you listen. Not every album does that.

Contine reading: Yawning Man Reach Out and Touch Some Sun | The Obelisk.
(Special Thanks to JJ Koczan for the very kind permission)

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