Review Summary: An amazing psychedelic trip you will not forget.
My first experience of this album was on a sunny morning when one of my friends came rushing up to me screaming "Dude! You have to listen to them, its like an orgasm to your ears". Well I stuck his earphones in and his quite sexually angled description was near %100 on.
Snowmine are a psychedelic-indie band hailing from Brooklyn (which is one of the more renowned areas for psychedelic music of late, with Yeasayer and Blackbells originating from here), America; and as my friend stated with with the orgasm to the ears he was dead on. This album is coloured and mooded beautifully with soaring string sections, especially in the opening track Beast in Air, Beast in Water. Spacey guitar rifts perimate the entire album giving the listener the feeling as if they were flying through space, and the feeling that summer is finally upon us. Beautifully arranged synths to give that little extra warmth and texture.
The vocals are a true stand out for me, Grayson Sanders has an amazing vocal range that I'm sure many artists would envy. His voice is very reminiscent of the likes of Chris Keating from Yeasayer. Along with that fact that they are both from the same area as stated before would lead to some influence on Sanders. His vocals truly shine through on tracks such as "Penny" and the closing track "Hologram".
Snowmine have created a wonderfully spacey and atmospheric album that a shinning example of the psychedelic genre. This is well up on my favorite albums of the year and I will think it will be up there as one of my favorite albums for a long time. If you are looking for a funky, spacey album be sure to check this out.