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Friday, October 31, 2008

Rancho Relaxo - Look At The Wall, Son/Harmony And Rockets (Norway 2007/8)

RANCHO RELAXO - Look At The Wall, Son (2007)
(mp3-zip, 10 tracks, 46,6 MB,@VBR 192k )
Get it here or here!

RANCHO RELAXO - Harmony And Rockets (EP 2008)
(mp3-zip, 3 tracks, 12,5 MB, @VBR 192k)
Get it here or here!

Recording session at Tilla Studio
Don't know very much about this band from Norway. RANCHO RELAXO seem to come from the westcoast of Norway and there are at least four guys involved (Inge Kjetil: voc, g, Ole: g, Martin: bs and Khalil: dr.)
  Martin: bs  Ole: g
They have a great late 80s/early 90s neo-psych sound that reminds me somehow of the FEELIES – slightly depressing but nevertheless happy sounding at the same time. Guitar chords repeated over and over, never too fast, never too excited, but quite atmospheric. Don't expect any improvised heavy krautrock jamming here. The tracks are very much in some kind of song format, but nevertheless somehow dreamy and a little bit strange, with vocals merging very well with the soundscape, never too up-front.
RANCHO RELAXO have been compared to BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, but I can't say too much about that. The only thing I can say is: I like their sound very much and have listened to their music over and over for the last days. This stuff is really great – strongly recommended!           
The mighty organ

Khalil: dr
RANCHO RELAXO have two recordings on offer here: a 10-track album called "Look at the Wall, Son" (2007) and a 3-track EP called "Harmony Rockets" (2008). Both are licensed and distributed freely via Jamendo.
One has to wonder about the band's name, which probably wasn't that good a choice, for there exists at least one more band with a similar name, that (to my knowledge) is rooted in the techno/electronic movement.

Inge Kjetil: voc, g
Look also here and check out their Myspace appearance.


Anonymous said...

i know this band, they are VERY good!

Carlos Roa said...

Thankx for this nice sounds. Beautiful music.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for this fantastic blog. Really psych.

Anonymous said...

they have released many many more records since this!