Doomsquad – Total Time

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This is messed up in all the best ways.

We’ve seen proof the Doomsquad siblings are UFO nuts, and they’re either still on that beat—song titles like “Pyramids on Mars” and “The Very Large Array” would suggest yes—or they’ve moved on to channeling otherworldly spirits at a drum circle. “Fire in the sky, dance though me,” they plead in the opening track. And later in the album: “This is the [look?] the fire gave me, you motherfuckers! Total time!”

Total Time was recorded, as it happens, at a cabin in New Mexico, and its two halves play like a night/day division in the desert: the first half a drug-induced dance around a campfire; the second, the sound of a desolate world waking up—an idyllic, organic comedown.

It’s not clear whether Doomsquad have managed to top their 2014 effort with this one, simply because there’s little about this record that could be termed “clear.” Take “Pyramids on Mars” for a spin, below.

-Scott Bryson

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