We have met Sons of Alpha Centauri before, and they made a very good impression. With that in mind, we now turn to Continuum.
I do enjoy music like this when I’m in the mood for it. Continuum contains almost 40 minutes of material that’s heartfelt and honest, revelling in a pure, unfiltered enjoyment of expansive, enhanced stoner rock and the pleasures that it can deliver when played well.
With no vocals to encumber the band, their music is formed and shaped by emotive musicality and rumbling nuance. There are elements of post-rock and post-metal dotted around, enhancing the base stoner style with elements of resplendence and earthy progressive tendencies.
Ranging from introspective ambience to extroverted distortion, the songs show a variety of personalities across the tracks, all rooted by the band’s amiable and emotive character.
There’s a dark heart at the centre of Continuum; sometimes this is shielded and obscured by the lighter, softer aspects of the band, while at others it’s given free reign to roam and manifest where it will.
The cosmic theme of the album is apt, and it definitely takes you on a journey as the playing time unfolds. Layered, textured, and very immersive, Sons of Alpha Centauri have produced an extremely enjoyable and infectious album.
Very highly recommended.