Antigravity Sound Machine
While Trujillo shares a lot of stylistic similarities with Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale, Eldorado's sound warrants further comparison due to the stripped down riffing of guitarist Andres Duende (also a newcomer since Eldorado's debut). While not flashy, Duende is clearly a student of classic rock. His riffs are simple, groovy affairs atop which he adds an occasional screeching solo or swaggering lead. The fuzziness he lends to "Space Mambo" and "Like A Lost Child" will appeal not only to classic rock fans, but stoner aficionados may even find something to capture their attention. In addition to Duende's guitar, Eldorado's abundant use of an organ on "Like A Lost Child" and the stand-out, Black Sabbath-inspired "Paranormal Circus" lends even more retro credibility to Antigravity Sound Machine.
Eldorado skips ahead in time just a bit on their slower tracks, drawing in the appeal of '80s power ballads on "Kassandra" and "A Farewell To November", the latter track having a bit of a post-rock sound to the atmospheric riffs. As fun as the uptempo songs on Antigravity Sound Machine are, Eldorado's musicianship really shines through on their ballads. The somber-toned "A Farewell To November" is a highlight, as is the the acoustic "Blue Jay Wings" that brings the album to a close.
Antigravity Sound Machine has a familiar sound due not only to Eldorado's classic rock inspiration, but also the recent popularity of other, similarly styled retro rock bands. Nevertheless, this album would be a welcome soundtrack to a summer day spent at the beach sipping brews and catching some rays.
|3||Like A Lost Child||4:56|
|4||Another Bright Sunday||5:46|
|5||Searching For Light||4:28|
|6||A Farewell To November||4:54|
|11||Lady Of The Mountain||5:04|
|12||Blue Jay Wings||3:17|