Lo-Pan: Sasquanaut [2011 Remastered & Remixed]
Small Stone Records
The boys from Columbus Ohio have taken rock-n-roll that is as heavy as steel , welded it together with psychedelic oxygen and acetylene, added a voice box that is fuzzy and strong and created a robotic juggernaut that is titled “Sasquanaut”. This album punched me square in the face and knocked me flat on my back. Then it prompted the dancing of delicate birds and butterflies around my unconscious mind. Just like a cartoon. Better than reality.
“Dragline” pounds your face with crushing bass and rings your ears with relentless crashing cymbals. The vocals, and throughout much of the album, push the sound board needle into the red with deliberate intent. Then “Savage Henry” sneaks in with ambient drums and tickling guitar in the vein of ISIS. POW! Then a fist to the face from the robotic giant. Driving and pounding for 7 minutes of pure rock ecstasy. (more…)