Stream: Sundiver – Caravelle/Discoverer

As announced recently, Sundiver‘s magic bag of spacerock tricks is ready to burst. ‘Caravelle’ taps into an endless source of energy, cycling through raw emotions. It builds up a comedown that shakes wistfulness away with great acumen. Whereas ‘Caravelle’ goes for the slow build, ‘Discoverer’ is a straight rocker. Sharp, lean and right on target. Two masterful  hors-d’oeuvres to keep us while the new album breaks free.   Continue reading Stream: Sundiver – Caravelle/Discoverer

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Interview – Sundiver

Sundiver are a fantastic space rock band from Kansas City. If you need a stronger and verbose argument than the previous sentence, we’ve got your back with this here review. Anyways, we got in touch with the band to have a little chat (via email) and here’s the conversation in full: 1.- For those of us in the nosebleed section, would you like to tell … Continue reading Interview – Sundiver

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Twelve

“Every single time I step into the studio, I say, ‘Can I still do this? Do I still have it? Have I ever had it?’ I suppose there’s a good amount of self-loathing that goes into any form of artisanship.” – Ben Harper   The air of ending hung over us as we puttered about the condo on the morning of the 12th day. It … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Twelve

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Eleven

“Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who’s connected with it, the studio’s gone, the musicians are gone, and the only thing that’s left is this recording which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago.” – Tom Waits I knew when I woke up that morning on Day 11 that … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Eleven

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Ten

“When I sit down to write a song, it’s a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I’m about to do.” – Paul McCartney We had arrived at the day I was secretly dreading: Keyboards and piano day. I love keys and … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Ten

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Nine

“I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don’t know. It’s life.” – Johnny Cash It was my evening on the couch, thus I was awoke earlier than my normal 7:30am.The sounds of construction and morning rush hour traffic filled my awakening ears. It was an exceptionally nice morning, and … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Nine

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Eight

“The first Van Halen album makes Johnny Rotten out to be what he really was and still is: a hairdresser.” –Henry Rollins I remember waking up on the 8th day (5th day recording) and finally having the feeling. The feeling that I no longer had any sense of what a normal structured week was like. I’ve told friends in the past that recording is my … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Eight

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Seven

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche I don’t consider myself a guitarist, keyboardist, or singer, in any sort of traditional sense. After witnessing Chris Metcalf do his thing, I’ve begun to reconsider my declarations of being a drummer for the last 20+ years as well. Now, I’m not spelling this out to paint a picture of myself as some sort of self-deprecating … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Seven

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Review: Sundiver – The Pull

A few years ago, I was inside a reclaimed terrain, sampling for oil and benzene. One of the PhD fellas asked me what I was listening to the most. I said “space rock”. It took the rest of the sampling time and lunch to get his head around the term. I think he was more worried about isotherms and water levels. This is relevant to … Continue reading Review: Sundiver – The Pull

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