Titan - A Raining Sun of Light and Love, for You and You and You...
Tee Pee Records
Release date: February 6, 2007
2006 saw Tee Pee Records releasing the self titled Witch album, an excellent collection of classic hard rock that fit neatly in the stoner rock genre without sounding shamelessly derivative. 2007 finds the label hoping to repeat that trick with Titan's A Raining Sun of Light and Love, for You and You and You....
The ridiculously long and somewhat hippie minded album title gives away that Titan isn't mining the same Sabbathy territory as Witch. The Brooklyn-based four-piece is more expanse and epic – think stoner prog with a direct lineage to psychedelic time travelers Hawkwind and classic Krautrockers Can, along with an appreciative nod to Uriah Heep's heavy pomp. While there are only four songs on A Raining Sun of Light and Love..., the total playing time is over 41 minutes. And even though there's a ton of music crammed into each track, it remains organic sounding, never overstuffed or overwrought. A Raining Sun of Light and Love... seems like the work of four guys who are dialed into each other and are jamming until the last good note's been dredged from their collective subconscious.
Those wanting more grandiosity in their lives will latch on to Titan's A Raining Sun of Light and Love, for You and You and You... It's the sort of album that continually delivers, offering new sounds with each listen. A keeper for sure and another winner from Tee Pee Records. Recommended.
- John Pegoraro
I'm never gonna work another day in my life