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Eidetic Seeing
(Against Nature)
2013
Staff Rating: Crank this to 9.3 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like:
Kyuss, June of 44, Colour Haze
Looking for something fresh and innovative in the world of psychedelic stoner and doom rock? How about a band that uses a word in their band name that we should perhaps know, but haven't a clue. 'Eidetic' is defined as "relating to or denoting mental images having unusual vividness and detail, as if actually visible, marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images'. Eidetic Seeing is a three piece band from Brooklyn that bleeds talent and have flown way the fuck under the radar. After a few listens their imprint on your brain will conjure up eidetic episodes.

Track Listing:
1. A Snake Whose Years Are Long - 8:02
2. White Flight - 8:29
3. Froleuse - 6:38
4. Ashplant Blues - 10:08
5. K2 - 11:08

This five song trip is so goddam entertaining that fans of Kyuss and Colour Haze will regret the time that has passed without knowing the wondrous Eidetic Seeing. Frankly we are pissed to have missed this one as well, but then again that is why we love what we do.

Against Nature keeps its tone and feel while infusing significant contrasts throughout as guitarist Sean Forlenza and bassist Danilo Coleman fit like a glove utilizing their patience and well timed build-ups to impress. Drummer, Paul Feitzinger, is crafty with the gritty excessive cymbal work and change-ups. Vocals are far and few between, but all the more powerful when they kick in. Just the right balance of echo and clarity making us yearn for more throughout the album. Interesting technique.  

The first track "A Snake Whose Years Are Long" has a Blues for the Red Sun feel to it, particularly at about the 3:37 mark where fuzz tone infusion and brooding bass take over. This instrumental is so diverse and rich with sound you will forget its an instrumental. The melodic interplay between bass and guitar is riveting. Next up, "White Flight" commencing with a euphoric intro that melds int tasteful synthesizer work and spacial concepts. Heavy psych grooves ensue providing a modern 70s feel. We know that sounds odd, but they are breaking ground here. The brief vocals that kick in are impactful and contain some very unique protruding echoes. The track ends with doom-like funeral dirge morphing into noise rock territory. Screeching feedback and a brilliant ending. Track three further enlightens us as "Froleuse", unbeknownst  to us means 'sex kitten' or 'bimbette' in French. This is what great pieces of work do to enthusiasts, it prompts research and a thirst for more knowledge regarding the creation. The shortest track on the album brings forth a punk, indie, math-rock feel while still keeping with the albums overall texture. It seems to conjure up some old June of 44 similarities, really adding to the diversity on the album. The vocals here are raw and unfiltered. The song really pushes the boundaries of what Eidetic Seeing can bring to the table. "Froleuse" really gets us fired up to catch these guys live.

"Ashplant Blues" is a blissful ten-minute journey into what is the core of Eidetic Seeing. Tremendous variety with a heavy doom accents. Check-out the feedback and fuzz at about the 5:11 mark. We hear Tool-like dinosaur cries as Brant Bjork-like percussion follows into a synth drugged up stupor. Wild melodies that our words provide little justice. Last up, "K2," the longest and perhaps most complex guitar-work offerings on the album. This track brings everything together providing some upbeat and inspirational rhythms that are interwoven with some reflection back on the first tracks Blues for The Red Sun feel... a fog and deluge of stoner rock fun.

Brooklyn is beginning to rival the great Portland, Oregon in our book. Eidetic Seeing are an absolute stunning find for us. This is one for the record that has been gravely overlooked by the psychedelic and stoner rock community. This album is why our website at Rotation11 exists. - 2/24/2015

Standout Tracks: The whole album.
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