Welcome to sound animal's habitat
Music for the non-masses.
Instruments: Sound Animal uses electric guitars including Gibson The Paul II 1996, 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, and lots of found objects, sometimes electrified with external pick-ups, for example, electric tennis racket -- tennis racket with an external pickup attached and run through pedals.
Genres: Avant-Garde Noise Metal, Experimental Dark Ambient, Desert Doom, Drone Metal, guitar dirges.
EPs: Pandemic Assistance (Avant-Garde Noise Metal) previewed on Bandcamp and SoundCloud and Epigenetic Roadtrip (Desert Rock) -- officially distributed
Albums: NewSoundLand to be released by Kryrart Ambient in November 2021. Death of Ages Avant-Garde Metal to be released by Kryrart Records end of January 2022.
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."
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What insiders say
"‘Sound Animal is an experimental cross-genre Psychedelic Doom/Avant-Garde Metal act based in sunny Berkeley, California. They make that uniquely created music that has you in awe of their creative minds, as they seek new possibilities that haven’t been made yet.
"'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."
Excerpt of review by Llewelyn Screen at ANRFactory
"An aptly-named Sound Animal take expressive audio to deeply unpredictable realms with this hypnotically mellow-paced deep-dive into the centre of psychedelic doom rock.
"Feeling as if we’ve been thrown into the amplifier or left stranded somewhere between the artist and the stage, the music – or rather, the audio journey – has a fiercely distorted intensity to it. Layers of guitar and flute meander in a freestyle manner, almost sounding like bagpipes screeching at one point, with a warmth underneath that keeps a sense of emotion prominent.
"Naturally unlike anything you’ll have delved into lately, End Of Neverending proves an intriguing, uniquely conceptual instrumental, which is all at once heart-breaking and haunting – perhaps one or the other in any given situation."
Review by Rebecca Cullen at Stereo Stickman.
"As this fantastic project is the work of one hugely talented individual. Sound Animal play a lot of different styles of music such as Doom Metal, Psych Metal, Stoner Metal, Folk, Post-Rock and Post-Metal.
Their BandCamp Page is overflowing with awesome songs that are quite diverse, weird and unusual but also thrilling examples of Doom Metal and Stoner Metal such as Listen Around and Walk Your Mastodon being my two personal favourites of the entire collection." Outlaws of the Sun
The General on the Stoner Rock Army radio show introduced "Listen Aloud" as a "killer song."
Has been compared to Merzbow, Rodion G.A., Neil Young's soundtrack to Dead Man, Acid King, Barbara Manning, Sonic Youth, Half Japanese, Hochenkeit, Dead C, Luxurious Bags, John Cage, Free, Syd Barrett, and Mazzy Star, Bardo Pond, Bill Horist, Marianne Faithful, Mogwai, Hawkwind, Iron Butterfly., Throbbing Gristle (On streaming sites, Facebook, etc.)
"It’s a great sound reminiscent of Neil Young’s score for Jarmusch’s Dead Man, which I love... I'm getting Hawkwind In Search of Space." --Jonathan Hourigan, filmmaker and head of Screenwriting, London Film School
"Got a chance to listen to your new composition, 'End of Neverending' and think you're really onto something here! Love the mix of psychedelia and drone. got a chance to listen to your new composition and think you're really onto something here! Love the mix of psychedelia and drone. Been taking in a lot of OM lately, so it dovetails with it very nicely." Billy Goate, Doomed and Stoned
"End of Neverending" Love this! -- Rob Sneddon, guitarist/singer for SKY PIG, #1 Doom tape, #3 Doom album, # 12 album overall at Bandcamp.