Dune Sea
Dune Sea
(2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Space rock, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like:
Les Big Byrd, Vibravoid, Farflung
Saturday, June 08, 2019
Hailing from Norway, Dune Sea’s debut album hits on all levels as they toe the line between space rock and psychedelics. With the comforting flow of early Queens of the the Stoneage and the heavy space rock of Farflung, Dune Sea have have easily become a mainstay in our rotation. The album is a constant barrage of fluid and upbeat psychedelic space rock, we love the fact there are no long interludes or annoying sound gaps, these guys cut to the chase and it makes for one hell of an entertaining rock album.

Vocalist Ole Nogva does a terrific performance on this album, his vocals are in a constant state of muffled and echoed tone that really elevates the album and fits perfectly within the music. The production is solid with soft, yet psychedelic synths, smooth guitar riffs, a slightly aquatic sounding bass and steady drumming. All this builds up to the monumental psychedelic space sound resonating through your speakers.

Tracklist:
1. Pentobarbital And Ethanol
2. Dune Sea
3. Future
4. Morphine
5. Green
6. Astrodelic Breakdown
7. Bounty Hunter
8. Awake
9. Cosmic Playground

Standout Track(s)
Beware of the tracks ”Green” and “Dune Sea” as they are highly addictive and easy to get into, great intros to Dune Sea. “Bounty Hunter” is also fucking infectious, our only beef is that it’s to short, we need a few more minutes. And check out the last song “Cosmic Playground,” this track is pure stoner space rock, it’s trippy with some groove.

Adult Beverage Pairing
We need to go with a space themed brew. Try and grab a hold of some Space Race by Minnesota’s Surly Brewing. This 9.4% ABV Double Hazy IPA is a bit on the strong side and pairs beautifully with Dune Sea.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
8.9 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
8.8 of 11

Captivation and Variety
9 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8.6 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
9.1 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8.9 of 11

Overall Album Flow
9.2 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.9 of 11

Production Value
9 of 11

Final Thoughts
Dune Sea have released refreshing space rock album that actually does “rock”. We do love traditional improved, long jamming space rock, but there are times when you need a quick fix without all the bullshit. Definitely give these guys a spin, and check out All Good Clean Records or Stickman Records for the vinyl.

Dune Sea is:
Ole Nogva - vocals, guitar, synthesizer, effects
Petter Dahle - Bass
Erik Bråten - Drums

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