(Kaleido Lumo Age)
Psychedelic stoner rock
Radio Moscow, Graveyard, Grand Funk Railroad
From Bordeaux, France welcome Libido Fuzz and their debut full length Kaleido Lumo Age
released from the impressive catalogue of Pink Tank Records. This trio
hits us with an album filled with raw psychedelic stoner riffs, heavy
blues and downright infectious hooks. The album has traveled many miles
during the making as it was recorded in Portugal, than mixed and
mastered in Poland. The music has a great analog sound quality and it
definitely feels as if it were recorded with a live sound in mind. These
guys know how to get right to the point, there are no ballads, long
gaps or time wasting endless minutes of feedback happening here, it’s
just three band mates churning out unfiltered heavy rock… the way it
Pierre-Alexis Mengual - Guitar/Vocals
Thibault Guezennec - Drums
Rory O'Callaghan – Bass
1. Oblique Strategies 4:35 – The album takes off right from the
start. This song is upbeat with heavy, groovy psychedelics sure to
capture your attention. The rhythm is downright infectious. The vocals
of Pierre-Alexis Mengual are distinct and often sounding like a
spaced-out Chris Robinson from Black Crows. His guitar playing is raw
and effortless; let’s just say it flows beautifully throughout the
2. Raw Animal 3:23 – Another track that is sure to hook you.
The rhythm and vocals play off each other very well. The bass and drums
provide a strong foundation for the music. The song at times resembles
The Black Keys from their earlier years, it gives off a raw bluesy vibe.
3. Redemption of the Bison 8:46 – Great song title, it has a
certain strength to it. The music here takes time to develop and the
song is allowed to breath. It’s a real psychedelic dense track. This one
also has some strong echoed vocals here, which is a big plus in our
book. At the three minute mark it just breaks out into an all-out frenzy
of Graveyard-like blues, rock jam for a moment. It’s easily one of the
best tracks on the album.
4. The Postman 5:41 – Great tribal drumming to begin
this one. This song really has some great 70s heavy rock groove and
seems to stick with you well after you have listened to the album.
5. Sweet Hours 3:54 – Another catchy tune supported
with terrific echoed vocals. The rhythm on this track is great and the
Clutch-like guitars pull everything together. This one would be great to
hear in concert.
6. Enter the Occult 4:32 – Another intriguing song
title. This track is trippy and has a slower pace compared to the other
tracks. This song is very smooth and has this heavy relaxed feel. The
vocals seem a bit darker here reflecting the mood of the song and the
underlying synths are a real nice touch.
7. Haight Ashbury 8:18 – The album goes out on a good
note with this track. Good acoustics can be found on this song and there
seems to be an interesting story here. The song ends with some good old
psychedelic, stoner jamming and what sounds like birds chirping in the
background, than leading to a sudden wall of feedback to end.
Libido Fuzz is a real tight band and their brand of psychedelic stoner
rock is really infectious. We highly recommend this one, they have
enough swagger to put their own stamp on this genre. Make sure pick up
the record as well as the sound quality is suited perfectly for vinyl. -
Standout Tracks: Enter the Occult, Redemption of the Bison