This is the project founded by russian experimental musician Kamille Sharapodinov. Kamille is the brain child of the cool Russian stoner rock band, The Grand Astoria. Organic is Orgasmic is a totally different beast. It’s a progressive psychedelic project. Very jazzy too. The opening track, “At Dawn of Man” is very Pink Floyd-ish. It reminds me a bit of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond.” Listen for yourself.
The Grand Astoria announces the first 15 confirmed dates of the third leg of “Omnipresence World Tour”:
16.7-“Fountaine Palace”-Liepaja (LATVIA)
21.7-“Circus”-Usti Nad Labem (CZECH REPUBLIC)
22.7-“E-lite Culture Fest”-Stolzenhein (GERMANY)
23.7-“Mushroom Jam”-Kirchanschöring (GERMANY)
11.8-“Taberna Belfast”-Leon (SPAIN)
20.8-“Bafo De Baco”-Loule (PORTUGAL)
26.8-“La Gramola”-Orihuela (SPAIN)
28.8-“La Traviesa”-Torredembarra (SPAIN)
3.9-“Menza Pri Koritu”-Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)
6.9-“Subway To Peter”-Chemnitz (GERMANY)
Happy New Year everyone. Our Russian friends The Grand Astoria have just released their third album Omnipresence. This is the first great album release of 2011 that you will hear. Trust us on that. We’re confident you’ll like it. The band is confident you’ll like it too. They’re so confident that they’re giving the album away for FREE! Download it today and listen. If you’re interested in buying a physical copy of the album, contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org . Read our review, check it out and Happy New Year from The Soda Shop and The Grand Astoria! (more…)
I’ll be quite honest with something here. I have yet to listen to The Grand Astoria’s first 2 albums. I know, shame on me. After listening to the third album by these Russian bad asses, I’m ready to go back and listen. Of course I knew who these guys were and have heard a song or two in the past. Again, shame on me. Thank god for the new year and new year’s resolutions. My first resolution of 2011 will be to listen to the back catalog of The Grand Astoria but not until after I’m done with their third album, Omnipresence.
This is a pretty big album in terms of bulk. It’s nearly an hour long and the songs are decently length-ed. The shortest song is the first track, “Doomsday Party”, is 3:27 long. The longest, “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, is 12:49. “Doomsday Party” is a rocking song, very reminiscent (more…)