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This weekend I’ll be mostly listening to… Yawning Man May 30, 2009

Posted by WorldbyStorm in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

Stoner rock. Stoner rock. I still have a very faint hiss in my right ear in very quiet environments for which I can thank Hermano last year.

But, let’s ignore Hermano and listen to something a little more boundary breaking, a little more, shall we say experimental. I talk of course of California’s Yawning Man, a band of near brilliant obscurity. I try to keep up with these things I actually hadn’t heard their music before last weekend. But I got a hold of their album Rock Formations… and… you know what, I like it.

It’s a curious mix, instrumental, a curious surf like twang, something a bit prog. Something a bit Felt-like as well in the guitar sound. More driven though, perhaps a more metallic edge. But only slightly. And is that a theramin I hear on Perpetual Oyster?

The music was composed from the late 1980s onwards. One member went on to play with Kyuss who, as some will know, was a precursor of both Queens of the Stone Age and Hermano. Others went on to play what I see is described as a “dark / freeform jazz punk sound”. Hmmm… not so sure about that. Didn’t John Zorn plough that field back in the day? Although…

Anyhow, here is the music… no videos. Of course not. Just fan based clips.

Rock Formations

Perpetual Oyster

Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway

Split Tooth Thunder


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