Trails Of Kozmic Dust, the latest album from Cloud Catcher is aptly named as it conjures up images of space, time, the universe and all the mysteries that lie within it and this is important as the music of the band is certainly a wild trip. Their Captain Beyond and Blue Cheer indebted acid soaked rock is built primarily on groove and heavy riffs and these are in abundance on this album and are certainly addictive to the ears.
From the opening swirl of Astral Warlord, the power trio from Denver let rip with some straight from the heart, sonic boogie that will stop you in your tracks. Tracks on the album such as Celestial Empress, and especially the majestic Beyond The Electric Sun (check out the solos on this one) are sprawling and massive sounding songs, the sound of the band jamming exactly you what they want to with such a passion is both mesmerising and inspirational in equal measures. The respite of Dimensional Interlude midway through is perfectly timed and crucially allows you to catch your breath before the energy of the band is cranked up again on Visions and the stomp of the albums title track and you can’t help but be swept away by the bands infectious sound.
As the album ends with the bass heavy trippiness of instrumental Super Acid Magick, a song that sounds like the demented end of the 1960s in sonic form and the gloriously grooving extended jam of an album closer that is Righteous Ruler, it is obvious that the band have taken your ears and soul on a psychedelic trip beyond your wildest dreams with their out there sound and emboldened visions.
With Trails Of Kozmic Dust, Cloud Catcher have made an album that is not only out of this world on a sonic level but also on a spiritual level and if this album had to have a motto, it would be turn on, turn up and let loose! So do just that and turn this album up loud and get loose to the astral jams that reign supreme within.
Out of this world rock on this acid soaked album from Cloud Catcher