Farflung: you either love'em or hate'em, this US trio doesn't really go in between. Their latest effort, the EP "Unwound Celluloid Frown", is yet another proof of how much they love wandering around a vast musical area, encompassing more than forty years of psychedelia and atmospheres.
Let's get straight to the point: as soon as you play this record, you will cross paths with the class and spirit of the pioneers of space rock and psych sounds, such as Hawkwind, Can, Gong, and Amon Düül, mixed with a little bit of early Queens Of The Stone Age and The Stooges.
The inspiration drawn from decades of diverse, expanded, and unique music, played a fundamental role in the spiritual definition of the band, which is not simply made of devout worshippers of sounds from the past. The relentless wandering and the ability to hybridize their songs on the run are two of the strongest points for Farflung, who managed to successfully use them in a personal and sincere way for about twenty-five years now.
We might divide this work in two parts: the first one ("You Will Kill For Me", "We Wish For Wounds" and "Unwound Celluloid Frown") comes forth with a minimalistic allure, though in a more energetic manner; while the second one ("Axis Mundi – Silver Ghosts" e "With Crystal Spoons") easily flirts with cosmic relaxedness, diversifying the atmosphere and showing some ethereal melancholy.
Farflung keep on releasing works suitable for appeasing space tourists' souls with "Unwound Celluloid Frown" as well. The fact that these efforts are once again supported by an Italian label, Heavy Psych Sounds, is another source of satisfaction for us. Get on board and enjoy their company!