If you needed more guidance then why not recruit one of the best drummers in the Prog scene and John Macaluso who helped produced the record himself, talk about a bunch of New York dudes huh? Anyhow this is what drew me to the table when I heard Macaluso was involved in the project I knew it would be high quality material.
Stoner rock is a bit of an oddball genre for me. It’s like some bands are actually catchy enough to hold my interest and just make fun music to listen to (Monster Magnet comes to mind) but some bands are just so weird and noisy that you really need to have a spliff or two before you can start to enjoy their music (Sleep, Electric Wizard)
If I were to write up this review for a Japanese website, there would be no need to do any history or back ground on Tomoyasu Hotei. With millions of record sales under his belt, famous does not explain his stature in his home country. Contrast that to what may well be the smallest show he has performed in years with just a few hundred present at The Lexington in London. You may ask why someone would leave all of that behind and his response is certainly a worth one. He says; In Japan, my career can only go down right now. In the UK, my career can only go up.”