(7/10) Brant Bjork’s musical history is a long one and it’s legendary Kyuss that was, next to the success of the band itself, a springboard for new adventures in the fields of rock. Bjork was part of quite some projects and bands after he left Kyuss. Bands like Vista Chico and Fu Manchu were bands which he enriched with his drumming, but there was a regular release schedule for solo albums too.
‘Jalamanta’ made the start in 1999 it’s ‘Mankind Woman’ that represents his newest strike. Brant describes the sound of the new longplayer as modern classic. I never stumbled over this classification but I think it nails down the music on this longplayer in a good way. What’s definitely modern is the sound while the music itself is based on classic rock music with some references to the 60’s and 70’s. ‘Mankind Woman’ is a gently rocking album with a retro aspect.
The eleven songs are more of a conglomerate of styles. Framed by the mentioned classic rock base, it is blues, jazz and even bit of funk that spices up ‘Mankind Woman’. Brant Bjork’s newest record is a well-crafted rock album that spreads an ease. This album is for fans of good rock music.
- Lazy Wizards
- Charlie Gin
- Mankind Woman
- Swagger & Sway
- Pretty Hairy
- Brand New Old Times
- Nation of Indica
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds
Release Date EU: September 14th, 2018