Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)

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The splendidly named Mars Red Sky have produced a really good album. I would sum it up as a cross between Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd ( I was reminded of the spacey dynamics of “Astronomy Domine,” for instance), Hawkwind (particularly Lemmy-era Hawkwind such as Warrior on the Edge of Time), Voivod (there is the same musicality and spirit of adventure), and especially Kyuss circa Welcome To Sky Valley (my favourite Kyuss album, and their most adventurous).

Apex III strikes just the right balance between musical virtuosity and song-writing, and is, as all good music should be, a pleasure to listen to.

(Listenable Records)

Steve Earles is author and co-author of numerous projects, including To End All Wars: The WWI Graphic Anthology, available summer 2014 (