Launch Sequence is an appropriate title of this album propelling Spacetrucker in to 2017. What made me interested in reviewing these guys having not heard of them was their epic line up of influences, including the Melvins and Black Sabbath. Safe to say I wasn’t disappointed.
What really caught my attention on my first listen to this album, is how they’ve managed to unify multiple musical stylings in to what I can only describe as someone making love to my ears, passionately. Every song is different and has it’s own unique essence to it, throughout listening I had to check that I hadn’t accidentally skipped on to another band. The booming bass in New Pubes (excellent song title) to the distortion in the guitar in Giza, definitely gave me a Tom Morello vibe, to the cheeky cowbell in Old Flower really captures this and those are just the first three songs of the album! Everything blends together really well and it isn’t difficult to enjoy this seven song album at all. Spacetrucker have definitely revamped some of the classical styles and it is apparent that they have some brains behind the technicality of their music which I can only imagine comes from pure love of what they’re doing, and they’re doing it well.
Initially these guys formed from multiple bands to, as they so aptly put it, “create a no-fuck-around sound.” I think I can agree that they achieved that, mission accomplished men. I genuinely look forward to seeing more from them in the future, hopefully a trip to the UK soon.