The Slovenian rock band known as the Lift have released their latest LP record, “Lucidum Intervallum.” The record comprises seven original tracks for an approximate total listening time of one full hour, making for a roundly comprehensive introduction to this remarkable band from southern Central Europe. It has been released on the Quatro Amigos Rec. label. Psychedelic, melodic, and crammed with imagination and groove, “Lucidum Intervallum” by the Lift is easily the most spectacularly colorful rock experience of late 2014.
The Lift (often stylized theLiFT) cite as main artistic influences artists from the classic rock era as well as those from contemporary circles. They list them as stretching, “from J. Smith’s organs through the Doors and Mad Season, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, At the Drive-In, UNKLE, Rapture, Floating Points, Zappa, Kraftwerk, Ekatarina Velika, Ez3kiel, Zenzile.”
From this spread, it is impossible to get a proper image of what the Lift, themselves, bring to the turntable, but their sound can be likened to a Jim Morrison project crossed with the sharper edge of Queens of the Stone Age, and with complex, instrumental songwriting not unlike that of At the Drive In. While their alt- rock roots present a full, textured and heavy sound which would be enough to make the Lift a band to follow, it is their surprising and effective use of a ’60s-era keyboard sound (think Vox Continental or Hammond B-3) which characterizes their unique tone. This blend is aggressive, explosive, rich, widely varied and intellectually satisfying. It is infused with the power of post-punk music and ornamented with all the trappings of ’70s psychedelia.
Speaking of the themes of their record, the Lift answer in no uncertain terms: “Feel and follow.”
“Lucidum Intervallum” is the second album by the Lift, and the most widely distributed to date. Their official bio describes them as having been formed by singer/guitarist Enej Roseman and drummer Uroš Kovač in Krško, Slovenia in 2004. Jakob Gašpir, keyboardist, would join in 2005. Their first live appearance took place in Pordenone, Italy, following which they would be invited to the Klubski Maraton caravan by Radio Student 89.3 FM in 2005. Since that time they have performed in Slovenia, England, Wales, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Switzerland, and Austria.
“Lucidum Intervallum” by the Lift is available online worldwide. Get in early. Very early.
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