Caminando En La Luna
- CatalogBilocation 17
Demonauta were founded back in 2008 in Santiago de Chile with David on guitar and vocals, Giovanni on guitar, Ronnie on bass and Rodrigo at the drums. In 2009 the first 6-track Demo was recorded and released on several blogs in the net.
After several line-up changes (now with David/v&g, Miguel Angel/b and Ale/d) the band went to studio again in 2011 to record their first full length called “Vol. 1”, which received great reviews all over the planet. In 2012 the next full length followed, called “Caminando en la luna”. The second full length is a big step forward: Demonauta never sounded more intense, sharp and to the point. The riffs are simply amazing mixing the intensity of stoner metal with the sun-drenched sounds of desert rock and fuzz rock superbly. One minute absolutely heavy and the next some superb fuzz riffs. Demonauta cultivate stoner fuzz ock in the best south-american tradition.
- A1 | 05m57s – Hotel
- A2 | 04m48s – Hacia el 6to sol
- A3 | 05m40s – Camonando en la luna
- A4 | 03m20s – Mr. Magnet
- B1 | 03m51s – Al viento entender
- B2 | 03m02s – Camaleón
- B3 | 04m18s – El refugio
- B4 | 04m10s – Kom-v
- B4 | 04m47s – Seamos libres
- 150x transparent red with white
- 150x black
- all high-quality heavy 180g vinyl
- pressed in Germany
- matt laquered 300gsm gatefold cover
- especially mastered for vinyl by Tony Reed
The press wrote.
Arriving highly recommended by their countrymen, the superlative At Devil Dirt, Chilean trio Demonauta dropped their second EP in January and the world is a fuzzier place for their effort. Three guys (David, Miguel Angel & Ale) dedicated to high powered fuzz rock. Grooving canola oil slick bass lines, pounding drums and more guitar and vocal effects than one may shake a stick at define the DemonAuta sound, which is experimental while at the same time focused like a laser beam.
DemonAuta is classic fuzz / stoner rock, driving and melodic with warm breezes of intensity. David Veliz’s guitar tone is fat, full-bodied fuzz, bordering in places on pure static amplified and manipulated into musical notes and chords as on opener “Hacia el 6to Sol”. The sound is experimented on, refined, explored and re-imagined throughout the EP’s entire span with generous dollops of phasing and reverb among other effects. Even at five songs and 23 minutes there’s simply no shortage of ideas, Veliz is never content to stay static, just to sound like actual static. His vocals are all in Spanish and are sugary in tone but spit with venom.
That thrust toward the explorative is apparent in the songs themselves. While they are all characterized by The Fuzz tone and pounding rhythms laid down by Alejandro Sanhueza, each song has its own distinct flavor. Some of the best moments on this EP arrive when Miguel Quezada’s bass fuzz carries the day, allowing Veliz to graze in more melodic pastures. In those moments, Quezada becomes the hero holding the fort as Veliz takes flight as in “Al Viento Entender” and “Hotel”.
Instrumental title track “Caminando en la Luna” translates into English as “Walking on the Moon” and that’s the exact feeling of the song. Somehow, the slightly more laidback vibe and the squealing guitars transport the listener to that great silver orb in the sky, exploring some of the same musical territory first staked out by Joe Meek on his classic ‘I Hear a New World’ album.
The EP is split as evenly as five songs can be between lyrical and instrumental numbers, sequenced as lyric-instrumental-lyric, etc. The band almost sound more comfortable on the instrumental numbers, the songs are less controlled and more free and open, that much should be obvious, but there seems to be a higher comfort level when there’s no lyrics ‘holding them back’ to freely explore their sonic worlds. (Aside from the aforementioned title track, the other instrumental is “Camaleon”)
This is a great band, each of the three guys steal the show in different parts and come together to make a large and distinctive sound. It’s the kind of group where the listener could imagine any one of them being the star attraction in any other outfit or going on to mega solo success but collectively they bring it all together perfectly.