Welcome to sound animal's music
BRAND NEW EP OUT ON SOUNDCLOUD AND BANDCAMP NOW: LOST IN PHYSICS WITH BABIES. WILL BE DISTRIBUTED SOON. Somewhat dark ambient droney psych instrumental featuring snare drum, silver flute, melodica, pungi.
From coverage of a single: "Rampaging Metal: California’s Sound Animal brings the scorching heat with ‘Botulism Cafe’
Shredding the walls down one by one with a totally intoxicating ambiance that shall heighten all your inner senses out of any self-enforced slumber, Sound Animal ravages our previously-innocent ears with his latest track ‘Botulism Cafe‘.
There is a fiery explosion of blaring sounds from a truly possessed artist who is in the prime of his career – with the gusting winds of creativity roaring down on him – like a hungry Lion who needs a snack right now as his belly rumbles furiously. The ear-piercing energy is quite overwhelming at times, with a booming speaker-breaking force that is unlike anything heard so far in 2021.
‘Botulism Cafe‘ from the experimental dark doom California-based solo artist Sound Animal, is an almost eight minute experience that shall have your over-stimulated mind feeling rather enraptured with this whole experience. This is loud, brash and in your face, with no let ups for a breath at all. Exactly the way it was intended after all." Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen
Music for the non-masses.
Instruments: Sound Animal uses electric guitars including Gibson The Paul II 1996, Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 bass, one-off lap steel slide, bodhrán, dulcimers, a variety of bows including violin, voice, silver flute, Greek double shepherd's flute, harmonica, Indonesian suling, Bolivian triangle drum, pungi (snake charmer pipe), khaen (Thai mouth organ), melodica, recorder, jaw harp, and lots of found objects, sometimes electrified with external pick-ups, for example, electric tennis racket -- racket with an external pickup attached and run through pedals.
The silver flute soars, the melodica swears, the guitars fuzz, the harmonica questions, the pungi calls into the night. Much of the music is Acousticelectronc, as it all begins with Sound Animal playing instruments, whether found objects or official, and then that's often transformed in the DAW.
Genres: None. Not much about that. These pages organize the songs according to approximation to genres such as Psychedelic, Drone Metal , Noise Metal, or Doom, with some songs appearing on multiple pages if they loosely fit into the genre -- as long as you put Avant-Garde in front of the term. At the bottom of the each page the inspiring genres are defined.
Location: California. Lived in the wilderness straight up, lives in the dreams, in the pristine ways of air and sun. But laments their passing as the growley monsters Dim. The. Sun. ("Plasma Fields" from forthcoming Death of Ages). Doomishness and dirges, destruction and. . . but wait, there's more.
They're everywhere. They're right beside you now. They could lick your hand.
1. Pandemic Assistance (complete with dissonance and bedbiting)
2. Epigenetic Roadtrip (deserty trip through your DNA fire)
3.Lost in Space with Babies (drone electroacoustic space-rocky dark to light ambient)
4. Out Your Cages (drone dystopian outlaw inspirational) coming soon, heavy on the pungi, melodica and harmonica.
1. Cinematic tone stories that transport you to dramatic locations, like sleepwalking in the snow, the meowing nuns of France, or harvesting ice while the villagers do a folk dance, in NewSoundLand released by Kryrart Ambient November 30 2021.
2. Dystopian deathly Death of Ages slated with Kryrart Records summer 2022.
This is outlaw music -- Anne Hollister for Indiesource
Avant-garde psychedelic doom anthem. Soar through the sky above the devastating beauty of this fragile world.
Song reviewed at Stereo Stickman: "Beautiful in its own creatively new, deeply poignant way – refreshingly interesting, and a pleasure to let your mind wander amidst."
Song reviewed at ANRFactory: "'End of Neverending‘ from the wildly talented experimental Berkeley, California-based Avant-Garde Metal/Psychedelic Doom act Sound Animal, is that birds-eye journey to seeing much more than meets the eye to most."