Sunday, 29 October 2017

Album Review | GO-GO SAPIEN | Love in Other Dimensions (2017)

image credit: headquarter records/go-go sapien

Influenced by a variety of genres – post-punk, psychedelic rock and even old B-movie, Sci-Fi film scores – Melbourne based, self-professed ‘synthesise retro-futuristic pop’ quintet GO-GO SAPIEN will be releasing their third record, Love in Other Dimensions via Headquarter Records. 

This record comes after the advantageous sophomore album The Body is Wrong For Us. Drawing inspiration from the classic, Sci-Fi and horror B-movies of the 1950s, GO-GO SAPIEN released an album-length film to coincide with the release of the record.

Experimental with a generous helping of synthesized psychedelia, Love in Other Dimensions explores the realms of time and space within twelve hallucinogenic tracks. Obvious influences of 80s synth-wave and Bowie flow through the record, resulting in deliciously adventurous tunes like ‘Truth Dare Torture’ and ‘Shortened Suite #2’. Tracks such as ‘Winona’ and ‘Feel the Spirits (Juju Surf)’ play around with experimental, alternative rock influences, with Queens of the Stone Age and Beach Boys vibes respectively. ‘Metaphysical Resistance’ is the highlight of the record; exploring a Breeders/Pixies-esce melody, whilst encompassing its own thought and feeling that is distinctly intertwined with GO-GO SAPIEN.

There isn’t a distinct theme throughout the record, other than an obvious love of the genres that they have been influenced by. Love in Other Dimensions covers all bases, making their third record one to remember. 

Love in Other Dimensions will be available on vinyl, CD and digital download via the band's Bandcamp site here. Watch the video for the album's lead single below. 

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