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Orquestra Del Desierto - s/t (6,5/10) - USA - 2002

Genre: Stoner Rock
Label: Meteor City
Playing time: 41:06
Band homepage: -


  1. Shadow Stealing
  2. After Blue
  3. Waiting For That Star To Fall
  4. Make Fun
  5. Globalist Dreams
  6. Mary Strange
  7. From This View
  8. Smooth Slim
  9. Scorned Liver
  10. Alicia's Song
Orquestra Del Desierto - s/t
You could say that this is Stoner Rock/Desert Rock, but that would be rather inaccurate. This is a group featuring musicians from KYUSS, GOATSNAKE and FATSO JETSON. This is more acoustic Rock with a touch of Folk thrown in.

"Shadow Stealing" is unique, because it combines the essence of Latin percussions, horns and some Middle Eastern guitar licks. At the same time, the track is also laced with some southwest flavourings like you're in New Mexico. When you hear the song, you get the picture. The fact that these guys have opted for acoustics over fuzzy low tuned bass and writing simple riffs shows that these guys are willing to take risks and see what works and doesn't.

Everything after the opening track is not quite as catchy, but more laid back and Folk-sounding and may not quite grab the average person much like Stoner Rock does. For those that are looking for an alternative to the fuzzy guitars should give this a try.

Joe Florez

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