Nemesis Records/Vanity Music Group
Considered by fans as a type of “space rock” and formed from members of The Texas Hippie Coalition and Anti-Mortem, Cosmic Wool seem to mix funk, groove, indie rock and regurgitated sixites psychedelia into a package that reminds me heavily of acts like Queens Of The Stone Age, Soundgarden and Monster Magnet. There’s even some Velvet Revolver here. “Moonstone” in particular sounds like Soundgarden, while the opening riffs of “Nina Cherry” remind me a little of Finger Eleven‘s “Paralyzer” hit, just with a bit less groove and more atmosphere. The frontman even seems to roll into Beegees territory in a few places, giving the piece almost a disco feel. “I Met A Girl” comes off as hard rock in some ways, while “Only” visits trance for a bit, while shaking hands with Hendrix on the way. There are a lot of influences packed onto this little disc, and it has quite a bit of variety for it’s thirty minute playing time. Cosmic Wool actually feels like one of those short discs that you’ll end up playing several times over, so it’s short span won’t even matter in the slightest. I’ve only scratched the surface on this little disc, but something tells me that great things lie in store for Cosmic Wool. Besides, we need a little trance jam band like these guys in the rock scene right now. It’s becoming far too serious and people are forgetting how to let loose and rock.
(8 Tracks, 30:00)
Purchase HERE (Official Website)