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The psychedelia of Purple Desert Rain God is playful and innovative in a way that brings early Pink Floyd to mind, where classic blues elements were mixed with tape loops and tremolo/feedback guitars. But more than 50 years has passed since Barret’s trip through universe was caught on tape and the comparison stops there: Purple Desert Rain God is a new take on acid rock!
Purple Desert Rain God is nature music and transcendental dance music and they overlap between genuine psychedelia and electronic music with filter sweeps on guitars and drums. Sudden bursts of drum fills brakes the monotonous groove and amplifies the feeling of lost control and the band often balances on what is considered a beat that is on time. However, they keep momentum and hammers the pulse on your eardrums, into your mind.
To add some more mystery the band gives this explanation to their name: "Deep in the purple desert is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the Rain God is always one step beyond logic."
Barry says: Hoga Nord move back towards their psychy roots with this dense, euphoric slab of distorted grooves and swirling ambience from Purple Desert Rain God. Delayed guitar loops and heady lysergic percussion form together into a GOOD trip.
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