CD review BRANT BJORK ‘Brant Bjork’

A bit of an ease in strange and uncertain times can’t be a bad thing and former Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork delivers the soundtrack.

With ‘Brant Bjork’ the multi-instrumentalist unveils an album that combines desert- and heavy rock in a really good fashion. Not the harsh riffs and pounding beats are what makes this album special. It’s more of a relaxed groove that takes you to the land of ease. ‘Brant Bjork’ isn’t a light-hearted album though but is offers music that invites for a relaxing time.

Long and repetitive sections, like in ‘Mary (You’re Such a Lady)’, spread an hypnotic sound that catches you right away and also the following ‘Jesus Was a Bluesman’ is a tune, you should have heard, being a fan of grooving stoner rock. With a stronger blues touch the track and its melodies make an impression right away.

The excitement of this album is build on the unexcited approach that swings with each of the songs. Brant Bjork follows his musical heart and it’s the emotional impact of ‘Brant Bjork’ that makes it stand out from other releases. With a subtile depth each of the eight songs of this record is a little grooving delight in days of change with ‘Been So Long’ being a perfect example.

Rating: 9 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Jungle in the Sound
  2. Mary (You’re Such a Lady)
  3. Jesus Was a Bluesman
  4. Cleaning Out the Ashtray
  5. Duke of Dynamite
  6. Shitkickin’ Now
  7. Stardust & Diamond Eyes
  8. Been So Long

Label: Heavy Psych Sounds

Genre: Desrt Rock

Release Date EU: April 10th, 2020

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