Naxatras Release New Album II


Upstart heavy psych trio Naxatras have issued their second album, II. It arrives less than a month after a prior two-songer, aptly-titled EP (discussed here), and only a year after the Greek outfit made their self-titled debut, which continues to sell through every pressing of it they do. The reception to that album still resonating, it feels quick for a follow-up, but as Naxatras are basking in instrumental chemistry born of psychedelic and space rock explorations, interpreting moods and vibes across II‘s six-track span, plus recording live, it makes sense that as soon as the jams were ready to go, they’d go. Working mostly instrumentally in the tradition of acts like Causa SuiNaxatras bring forth a classic psychedelic pop rock on “Sisters of the Sun,” the near-centerpiece of II, which will reportedly be granted a physical release later this month.

Info on the record follows as posted by the band, who’ve very quickly thrust themselves to the fore of Greece’s fertile heavy underground, and who play the official release show on May 22 at Death Disco in Athens:

naxatras ii

A homage to space travel, inner and outer…

We’d like to thank you so much for your warm reception of our second album!

This time we tried a different, darker and “spacier” attempt in order to capture the strange loneliness and spirituality of Space.

This is reflected in the sound, where with Jesus at Magnetic Fidelity we followed a more raw, minimalist approach with the Direct-to-Master recording (again every track of this album is performed 100% live).

It is also reflected in the magnificent, otherworldly cover our dear friend CHRIS RW delivered.

You can buy the complete album in digital form in bandcamp and there will be CD’s by the middle of May as well as DSD version for the audiophiles!

Cassettes and vinyl as well as a reel-to-reel version are on the line for the (hopefully near) future!

Naxatras, II (2016)

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