Taraban – How The East Was Lost (New Full Album) Krakow’s power psych mongers Taraban open a world of sonic possibilities with their exhilarating debut album ‘How The East Was Lost’. “Taraban” is an eastern war drum used to command, set the pace, boost morale and terrify the opposition. The Poland based outfit formed in 2013 and previously released two EPs as a garage rock foursome. If the good old rock is dead, it definitely drowned in their debut LP.
The album starts off with the track “Last Laugh” and funnily enough it begins with some creepy laughter following some mellow guitar riffs until the fuzz kicks in. From here we get a nice tasty gain-filled jam session reminiscent of classic Black Sabbath. But things get more interesting when the vocals come out to play because now we here a bit of Soundgarden inspiration. Taraban closes off the opening track with a lengthy psychedelic guitar solo while the bass and drum rock out. “Last Laugh” is an incredible way to open up a great album, and should definitely make you want to hear more of Taraban!
How The East Was Lost is a definitive breath of fresh air. Taraban aren’t afraid of nuance and are definitely not scared of removing the fuzz from the guitars and letting them ring clean. There are no shallow ends with ‘How The East Was Lost’: only 47 minutes that transcend the ages of rock. Taraban is a 7-letter word and this is a 7-track journey into the true heart of Eastern Europe, its state of mind, the epic struggles it induces, as well as the romanticism of being born to lose. Immerse yourself in the lush and refreshing music that springs from the cracks in old rock.
1. Last Laugh
2. Backseat Driver
3. The Plague
4. 21st Century Deluge
5. White Lies
6. Wizards Hand
7. Liberty Fraternity Eternity
Support Taraban by purchasing the album here https://taraban.bandcamp.com/album/how-the-east-was-lost
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