The SAUCERIANS' "AND THE THREE MEN" is far-out. These 14 songs drip with the colorful swirl of early rock n' roll. A purely instrumental band, Saucerians are a trio: guitarist John Voskamp (Peglegasus), drummer Rhett Hubertus (Rhett and Dean, Crisis Hotlines), and organist Nathan Brown (Adam Green, Grand Mal). The organ functions both as the band's low end and as a melodic tool, providing wandering patterns over a percolating bass, often trading off melody lines with the guitar while the one backs the other up. The guitar crunches, twangs and bends, while laying out clear themes to many of the album's songs. The drumming tastefully holds it all together, causing the album to glide freely through an assortment of beats and bombastic fills.
In the tradition of composers such as Lalo Shiffron and Dick Hyman, the band's sound is evocative of 50's/60's TV shows about time traveling secret agents from another planet. They also generate home-fried fuzzed out minimalist driving rock and roll that brings to mind German Motorik bands Can and Neu. The songs are angular and concise, and often drift into expansive psychedelia. SAUCERIANS play road music for the freeways of Mars.
released 01 September 2012
Recorded at Sweatbox by Mike Vasquez
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