Causa Sui
From The Source


3.8
excellent

Review

by Raul Stanciu STAFF
July 1st, 2024 | 9 replies


Release Date: 06/28/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Causa Sui in a nutshell.

A fair number of summers have passed without a brand new Causa Sui record to serve as soundtrack to them. The Danish quartet took their time to craft a new chapter in their expansive catalog and the results are delightful as always. From the Source summarizes really well what the band is all about: extended psychedelic rock jams with both heavy and mellow moments, as well as jazzy detours and constant, dynamic interplay between members. Another constant in their appeal is the breezy, summery vibe of their music. Previous effort, Szabodelico was a lush experience with little bits of distortion interspersed throughout. This LP, on the other hand, brings back riffs and powerful climaxes to augment the soft parts. “Dusk Dwellers” remains the only tune that sticks all the way to those gorgeous, sunny melodies meant to relax every bone in your body. “Sorcerer’s Disciple” & “The Spot”, however, grow from syncopated grooves to harder, fuzzed out leads with tense segments that include various drum fills, sustained notes and guitar solos. It’s worth mentioning how the guys find new ways to avoid the stoner clichés, rarely relying on power chords, choosing multiple embellishments when wandering into their own sonic paths instead.

The second half of the record, consisting of the 24-minute epic, “Visions of a New Horizon” and resembling the Summer Sessions output in both length and structure, is where Causa Sui goes all in. From chill guitar chord picking, jazz-oriented drum and bass rhythms, over which the guitar takes off on endless explorations, to oscillating synthesizers, you are thrown into this gradual whirlwind. Halfway, the song restarts, offering a second round of smooth variations and further sonic peaks. It’s been a while since the guys geared up for such a monster track, yet it was worth the effort. Less compression on the heavy parts is perhaps the only thing that would have enhanced the listen. It feels as if all that built up tension doesn’t truly burst when needed. Other than that, From the Source successfully displays the band’s strengths in a nutshell. This is an excellent album to get yourself accustomed to their output and dive head first into their discography.



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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2024


6213 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

Always happy to hear new Causa Sui.



Stream here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jcUQY2IZao&list=OLAK5uy_mJfd_PwDbK2gbonRygIW71vUQe28YpLF4&index=2

ChaoticVortex
July 1st 2024


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

New Causa Sui? Great, another reason to survive the summer.

zaruyache
July 2nd 2024


27529 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

causa sui gang rise up

zaruyache
July 4th 2024


27529 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

checked today, rocks as expected.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2024


6213 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

yep, these guys are so constant with their music, love them.

osmark86
July 4th 2024


11461 Comments


Causa Sui in a nutshell et? Then I'llenjoy this.

ChaoticVortex
July 7th 2024


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

These guys are so ridiculously consistent and good. Rocks hard.

CaptainDooRight
July 9th 2024


159 Comments


will def check, been listening to their stuff for years

KingdomOfTyrant
July 10th 2024


801 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is great yet again



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