Artist: Domes of Silence Title: Hunter ST Type: 3 track single Label: Silver Bhudda Recordings
It’s a novelty to be given something as short as less then 14 minutes to review, and in the case of this 3 track CD from Oxford’s own stoners in residence Domes of Silence, an unexpected pleasure. The lead track is ‘Hunter S T’, as evinced by the excellent cartoon of the gonzo king himself on the CD, complete with iconic cigarette holder, hat and glasses. As befits the man himself, the track is a fuzz heavy psychedelic trip of a song, the drone and distortion being an excellent aural accompaniment to lava lamps and chemical relaxation, not of course that this review site would ever advocate such a thing.
‘EJM’ follows, upping the psychedilia index with heavy, low, repetitive bass and drums, layered with looping guitars. On top of this, vocalist Sean Parkin contributes Jim Morrison-esque lyrics with an added punk snarl. This taster for the band’s upcoming album rounds of with ‘Nightbus’, a simple, unpretentious number that sounds like it was inspired by the garage rock sounds of the likes of MC5 or The Stooges.
There really is a lot to like in ‘Hunter ST’, and if the album it precedes comes up to the same standard, it could well be a stoner classic.