20 Feb 2020 - Thorsten
Instrumental-Space-Rock | The Sign Records | Release date: 20 Feb 2020
Somewhere between Psych-Rock and Space-Rock is a tiny hole in the universe - and Charlottas Burning Trio is playing forever in the lounge.
Aeons – a term to signify periods immeasurable to mankind, when time and space blend into one entity where nothing really matters except for being itself. A term more likely used when talking about the longevity of space like our planet in connection and its development. However, it is definitely something that is quite a term if you use it for your record. Charlottas Burning Trio (or short CB3) did just that and published their fourth full-length with the name Aeons.
And by God, it is a record to listen to for ages. Not that it would be a completely new revelation in sound or songwriting, but it is a really good record to put on, listen to on your headphones and then just drift off. The five songs with a total length of 32 minutes clearly show how to blend a lot of different little stylistic into one amalgam of pure joy which is the essence of the record. You can hear three people – Charlotta Anderson (guitar), Pelle Lindsjö (bass) and Natanael Salomonsson (drums) – having the time of their lives creating these brilliant songs together. The sound is not focused on one instrument mainly, but displays the connection between the three, and guest saxophonist Martin Wirén on the last track.
One hears a bit of stoner rock in the style of The Sword, a bit garage the way The Strokes did it way back, some space sounds that Bowie would have licked, some good old-fashioned rock riffs that Hendrix might have used, but there’s one thing that we don’t hear: vocals! And that was a really beneficial decision, because this way you can completely focus on the experience without having to think about lyrics and their meaning. You can travel from Planet Earth to space and back, having a closer look at the rings of Saturn, feel propelled around the dark side of the moon by some pumping drums and slowly drawn back to mother earth via some immensely attractive saxophone feature on the majestic finale “Apocalypse”.
A record to listen to over and over again. For all of its beauty and the joy it brings.