Heavy hitting, creative, different. A little punk-burlesque approach to the vocals, and a slight surf tone to the guitars, and otherwise the music could fall into any category with ‘heavy’ or ‘hard’ amongst the descriptors. Killer.
Tentacula managed to create an invigorating genre-mix that is eclectic and heavy yet fresh and urging, and they managed to do so without over-indulging themselves. It's the nimble playfulness of the added Surf elements that really loosens up the riff-centric gravity of the EP's heavy moments, I actually hope for an even tighter fusion of those elements on future releases.
FULL REVIEW: www.crypt-guard.com/home/tentaculove-tentaculaFavorite track: Stoked.
𝓐scending from the depths of dream and decibel, comes a psychedelic seabeast under siren's spell. Neptunian grooves hit aquatic amplitudes, high upon waves of fuzz diffuse. And from the deepest tides to the moon above, the skies run thick with tentaculove.
Favorite track: Liquid Thunder.
Release the... eeehmm... Kraken? Or are we talking about another gigantic cosmic creature both divine and demonic whose arrival means the end of the world as we know it?
While the band’s name leaves space for interpretation it is also clearly their program!
And this mystical neologism keeps its promise:
dark, reverb-drenched melodies and haunting riffs create a refreshing blend, somewhere between dreamy psychedelic- and dirty garage-rock. Spiced up with a very distinct female voice that might come from the queen of darkness herself who summons the gods of Liquid Thunder together with her fellow cultists.
While the Necronomicon does not have an entry about Tentacula yet, they chose to write their own history. Tentaculove, the band’s first EP was recorded in January and February 2019 by Tom Wrench at the KAPU Audio Solutions Studio in Linz, Upper Austria. All instrumental tracks were recorded live to capture the band’s raw power and dynamics. What they accomplished is an honest and pure piece of music rich in variety yet very catchy. The lyrics invite to dive down into the abyss , into the big unknown.
The vastness of the sea: full of life, full of secrets – where you have to face desire and your deepest fear and might as well find clarity, enlightment or even the perfect wave.
released August 16, 2019
Penny Slick Perry – Vocals
Markus Kapeller – Guitars & Vocals
Michael Falkner – Drums
Paul Eidenberger – Guitars
Chri Zao – Bass
All words by: Markus Kapeller except „Weirdo“ (Lyrics & Vocals by Paul Eidenberger)
Additional vocals for It’s only a dream by Michael Falkner and Paul Eidenberger
All Music and arrangement by: Tentacula
Recorded & Mixed by: Tom Wrench/KAPU Audio Solutions
Mastering by: Audiobomber/Castle Mastering
Artwork by: Chri Zao
Physical Release on Vinyl and CD by StoneFree Records
I had no idea what yall were going sound like. love your unique sound it feels like walking on dead leafs in a grave yard heading towards a mossolium and your actions aren't your own. you are pulled there. Mugsworth