The indulgent sounds of Ex Norwegian make their lively return with their 10thstudio album release Hue Spotting let loose on June 5thvia Beyond Before records. Essentially the collection is a blitz of electronic psychedelic spaced out compositions the sort of music Tame Impala have creating to wider acclaim, I think it’s time Ex Norwegian shoulder charged their way into this spotlight for a piece of the action. Fear Backwards opens the doors with a stream of pop phased guitars with a tinkling of the ivories over a charging beat, this sort of opening will only mean 1 thing, more excitement is yet to come.
Comfort Sands has a melodica opening before the whole band come crashing into view in a Revolution type structure, Hue Spotting delves deep into a Deep Purple type organ driven frenzy, Bloody Parrots isn’t an irritating repeating vocal exercise rather bubbling vocals ride over a bouncing beat, You Turn Papers Colour goes straight into a Pink Floyd slowed down churning hypnotic ballad, similar to Comfortably Numb.
Something 2020 beams into the same addictive revolving beat made successful through Kevin Parker. The epic 8 plus minutes of Not Underground is an exercise in successful psych feedback repeating chorus that has been a fan favourite with Spacemen 3,My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and the Mary Chain. Night Is Long delves the listener once again into a popular electric beat shuffle, with a catchy chorus breathing the same fluidity such as World Of Twist, this brill release by Ex Norwegian is a fab way to bring in the tin anniversary.
Hue Spotting can be purchased via the following link