What can we learn from our deep past about bravely recognizing and standing up to trickery and oppression? About enjoying being alive to the fullest?
All instruments and Vox, all by Sound Animal.
This EP is about traveling deeply into the affects our ancestors' experiences have as they express through our DNA when similar events trigger their memories within our subconscious. What can we learn from our deep past about how to recognize and outsmart danger today?
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Quotes from reviews for Epigenetic Roadtrip:
"The second track “War Fire” is, as its title says, a descent into flames. There’s a tortured sensibility running through the track, it has a far darker heart than anything else on the EP, and the doom metal influences are unmistakable. Accomplishing this without relying on the typical tropes is impressive...This is outlaw music, for lack of a better term. It doesn’t adhere to any identifiable formulas and, instead, reaches for a higher artistic purpose than your typical popular music." -- Anne Hollister for Indiesource
"War Fire” goes even darker than the opener. It starts off as a soundtrack for a slaughterhouse and the intensity only goes off the charts from there." -Mark Druery for Indieshark -- where it is nominated for Album of the Year.
"It achieves its lofty goal. Few music projects today harbor these sorts of ambitions. They are far more concerned with pop success, mass appeal, and invoking the music of their youth. Exploring new territory is seldom on the menu. Sound Animal isn’t content retreading the same ground countless other musicians have traveled and the EP Epigenetic Roadtrip goes far afield of anything predictable. There isn’t much middle ground with this release – you will love it or likely have little use for it. The majority of music listeners willing to give it a chance will be quite satisfied." Kim Sullenberger Vents Magazine
"One woman project Sound Animal has been putting out a highly diverse catalogue of music. This newest EP is ambient drone, psych noise and highly experimental art. It’s a winding road into the deep dark reaches of mankind’s DNA. Like a tribal ritual, a shamanic ayahuasca ceremony filled with earliest memories of things one cannot even know; you will not come out of this unscathed or whole. You will be changed, altered and something deep within will be unfurled. Or you will switch the EP off after about thirty seconds…" says Stoner Hive, reviewing along with great bands.
An extreme subgenre of heavy metal music, slow, low-tuned guitars, heavier than other genres, creating sense of despair and dread. Sometimes guitars and bass play the same riff in unison, but the bass plays a major role and can dominate with its own riffs. Often the scale is minor and employs the devil's tritone of notes. There's no traditional verse chorus structure, but instead quite a bit of hypnotic repetition.
All these genres owe a lot to Black Sabbath. Tony Iommi downtuned his guitar to accommodate an accident with his fingers and Geezer Butler's cheap broken bass amp began the distorted fuzz we still celebrate in our music today.