Electric Eye is a Norwegian psychedelic-rock band first introduced a couple of years ago.
Electric Eye – Mercury Rise
The latest single – Mercury Rise was released today and will also be on the LP Different Sun due for release on the 5th of February.
Hang up your shoes and settle back as the spacious journey of Mercury Rise filtrates around the room in thick pillows of kaleidoscope interplay between electronics, instrumentation and vocal which melt effortlessly into each other.
Electric Eye are not a band to take out on a training run for a marathon, rather to listen to whilst eating barbecued marshmallows.
The Norwegian psychedelic-drone quartet Electric Eye will be releasing the LP Different Sun on the 5th of February 2016.
Electric Eye – Different Sun – artwork
From the seven track album – Bless is a number drenched in reverberating guitars and expansive keys which, like a pall of joss-stick smoke, floods the room in scent. The listener can feel themselves drifting into an induced mind altering ebb and flow of hazy reality and fantasy.
Teeming with ’60’s and ’70s reference points, Electric Eye are nonetheless able to deliver, in Bless, a track that has a sense of the here and now as the quartet provide the audience with music that strips out much of the whimsy of source material without loosing any sense of the hallucinogens.
Electric Eye is Øystein Braut (Guitar / Vocals), Njål Clementsen (Bass / Vocals), Anders Bjelland (Keys) and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde (Drums) a space-rock band from Bergen in Norway.
Time is the prerequisite when settling down to listen to to Electric Eye who have some tracks extending to over nine minutes. The psychedelic ambient drone sets a mood for the brain to wander off on flights of fancy as the sounds permeate the head with a gently shifting fulcrum.
Although lengthy, the music is well spaced, with a constantly shifting pattern leaving the listener oblivious of the duration, rather, immersed in the combinations of keys and guitars which break gently around the room. Electric Eye may well produce material which makes it easy for the listener to become inwardly focussed, the mind is also able to retain a compass on the music wafting through the head.
The very nature of the compositions makes these extended tracks wander over vast swathes of ground, but rather then seeming as self-indulgent flights of fancy, they have the feel of numerous individual pieces melting one into the other with the resulting experience being one of a continuum of sonics extending across time and space.
A début LP, the seven track forty fie minute Pick-up, Lift-off, Space, Time (which is available on iTunes*) was followed by a wide ranging European tour in the autumn and should set the groundwork for a strong follow-up.