Giöbia – Acid Disorder Review

"Experience the Cosmic Journey of Giobia's 'Acid Disorder'"...

Released by: Heavy Psych Sounds

Genre: heavy psych,stoner, retro rock, 70, vintage rock,psychedelic rock

Links: https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/gi-bia-acid-disorder

 

Line Up:

Bazu Vocals / String Instruments
Detrji Bass
Melissa Synth / Vocals
Pietro Drums

 

Tracklist:

1.Queen Of Wands 07:11
2.The Sweetest Nightmare 03:49
3.Consciousness Equals Energy 04:45
4.Screaming Souls 05:36
5.Blood Is Gone 05:27
6.Circo Galattico 07:00
7.In Line 04:45
8.Acid Disorder 06:21

 

Absolutely sensational and very original is the perfect combination I need to mark when starting the review of the new album of the Italian band GIOBIA. They have already released quite a few albums during the past 20 years, but Acid Disorder is the first album I get to hear and review. The orange vinyl edition looks and sounds wonderful, and also the artwork of their new album is phenomenal. The band’s music is a mix of various ’70s genres, such as krautrock, stoner rock, doom, progressive rock, and a bit of psychedelic rock overdose, although actually their music is widely best known as Acid Rock. Imagine a mix between HAWKWIND, WHISPERING SONS, BLACK SABBATH, KIKAGAKU MOYO, and PORCUPINE TREE, then you’re close to GIOBIA from Milan, Italy. The band’s lineup consists of Stefano ‘Bazu’ Basurto – string instruments, vocals, Melissa Crema – organs, synthesizers, vocals, Paolo ‘Detrji’ Basurto – bass, and Pietro D’Ambrosio – drums.

I was completely blown away by this superb record because it sounds very original and incredibly well done, with the fuzzing guitar sound moving up and down, the spacey keys and synths finding their way throughout each song, and the vocal work in the background adding this strange, interesting psychedelic dream… it’s all very intriguing and uniquely sounding. This band has its own identity, and that’s something rare these days. Eight songs are included, and on side A, it’s especially the sensational “Consciousness Equals Energy” that grabs all the attention with its mix of psychedelic guitars, spacey synths, and haunting goth/dreampop-like vocals. “Screaming Souls” shows a slightly different face of the band because here the vocals are mixed up front, and somehow it has a sort of ’80s psychedelic rock trip.

On side B, one of the absolute highlights is the superb instrumental spacey heavy synth-driven “Circo Galattico” that sounds like an absolute classic from the ’70s krautrock movement, such as TANGERINE DREAM, but also reminds me of KIKAGAKU MOYO. However, play this song loud and proud, and you’re tripping straight into an acid adventure! Also, the closing track “Acid Disorder” is a lovely psychedelic rock dream. Actually, there is no single weak moment to be found here!

In conclusion, this is a hidden masterpiece secret that will stand its time for sure. This is one of those albums you can listen to over and over again, and every time discover something new. It’s such a picture-perfect record to keep listening to, and as mentioned, there is a lot to find out because it is very diverse. You will discover a lot while listening to the eight songs. Fans of kraut, prog, doom, stoner, acid, psych rock, etc. will absolutely go nuts when hearing this gem from Italy! The orange vinyl edition is the finishing touch, so make sure you don’t miss this album!

 

Written by: Gabor Kleinbloesem

Ratings: Gabor   9/10

 

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