Based in the industrial steel mining town of Liege in Belgium, The Loved Drones created a mind-expanding suite of instrumental tracks built on meditative drones. Good Luck Universe!, their second album, takes in krautrock, post-rock, electro and heavy rock, as well as more reflective sitar strewn musical mantras to drift away to. The album was recorded in a now defunct industrial zone behind a high-speed overpass in Liege. It's a ghost town that conflates the psycho-geography of somewhere like Halifax with the deserted streets of Detroit. And "it smells like coffee," according to head honcho Benjamin Schoos, belched out every day by an enormous, ominous chimney hovering over the skyline. Liege is like some surrealist Magritte painting of the senses. Good Luck Universe! Is an album as diverse as it's influences, and it's also a record that manages the neat trick of telling a story with no words. It's a narrative that over six amazing tracks releases you from the bondage of fear, and allows you to bathe in the deep, luxuriant loving kindness of "Canyons" at the conclusion. Sounds like: Brainticket, Alice Coltrane, Ravi Shankar, Klaus Schulze, CAN, John Carpenter.
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