Weedpecker
III


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dewinged USER (47 Reviews)
January 8th, 2018 | 42 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Elder's buddies.

After the unquestionable success of Elder’s Reflections Of A Floating World, Stickman Records adds Weedpecker’s III to their catalogue, a majestic ode to the holy leaf, temples in space and third eye divinations.

Elder’s label mates from Poland have seen an interesting development since their last two records, expanding on psychedelic elements and kaleidoscopic vocal harmonies, but preserving the heaviness and live feel of their previous recordings.

In short, III feels like a jam in your living room, it has that delightful and organic vibe from the moment that things kick off with “Molecule”. Every track is executed meticulously and presented with crystal clear production thanks to the mystic arts of Haldor Grunberg from Satanic Audio, who also recorded their previous release.

After what seemed to be an intense week of recording that surely involved an inhuman diet of pot, the ideas that the band had been slowly concocting for two long years finally came to life. The five tunes that form III emanate with no haste, the band flavouring every note, every pulse, bewitching themselves with passages that interweave and evolve graciously. The combination of corpulent riffage with moments of absolutely absorbed jamming is nothing new but Woodpecker know how to pull it off without letting go of the tension and painting the path to other-worldly scenery. This, on the other hand, works sometimes against the flow of the album. The moments where the band is spiralling in their own ecstasies occasionally lead to an abrupt and unavoidable fade out, painfully obvious in the case of the otherwise superb second track “Embrace”.

A forgivable affair, because Weedpecker is specially adept in creating deviant and hypnotic beats, vessels used for unfolding the boundless layers of melody that blossom in tracks like “From Mars to Mercury” or highlight “Liquid Sky”, surely the shortest and most accessible track of the album.

There are obvious similarities to Tame Impala, Pond, and even Elder or Pink Floyd, the psychotropic administration works the same for everyone, make no mistake, but brace yourselves, because III is a more than welcomed addition to the cosmic travel genre.



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Dewinged
January 8th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Short, a bit rushed, but first review of the year. Loving this thing. Jam "Liquid Sky" here:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C63al9Nkjbw

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zakalwe
January 8th 2018


26515 Comments


Awful band name
Tame Impala album cover rip off
Dewi review - Pos’d
Dewi taste - Will check

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Dewinged
January 8th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hahaha, tx Zaka.



I am beyond salvation at this point.

Papa Universe
January 8th 2018


19659 Comments


So this is Psych-Doom-Grunge?
A heavy wave of scepticism just fell over me.

WeedPOSer

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Dewinged
January 8th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nah it's like Pink Floyd through a Big Muff played by some Tame Impala kult. You'll love it if you like those bands and hate it if you hate them. Tx for the pos Papa Weed!

sixdegrees
January 8th 2018


5363 Comments


weed

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sixdegrees
January 8th 2018


5363 Comments


pecker

YakNips
January 8th 2018


19555 Comments




sixdegrees
January 8th 2018


5363 Comments


WhiskeyDick >

Dewinged
January 8th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pretty sure they had a good laugh when coming up with the name.

Dewinged
January 8th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sounds `bout right.

Dewinged
January 9th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pls don't nuke Sach's account this time or I'll look like a fool talking to myself again.

Dewinged
January 9th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Stay with us man.



#freesach

Dewinged
January 9th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nuked again. Dammit.

ImmortalPaper
January 11th 2018


159 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

pretty much par for the course in the genre, not a bad release though. good review man

Dewinged
January 11th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cheers Immortal, and nice avy btw.

ImmortalPaper
January 11th 2018


159 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lmao thanks bruv, i have a small collection of TMS/weebshit edits

Dewinged
January 11th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That one looks cool, nice color palette. Man, I used to read a shit lot of manga years ago when I was studying Japanese but now I just don't have time. There's a lot of good reads out there.

TwigTW
January 15th 2018


3634 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This has a breeziness that Elder doesn't. I'm loving it.

Dewinged
January 15th 2018


14445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice Twig! Glad someone else could actually see beyond the stupid band name and the Innerspeaker ripped off cover. The album is actually pretty decent.



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