© 2018 by Jeff Fitzgerald

July 29, 2016

Review: Moths & Locusts – Helios Rising (Released July 8, 2016)

Hailing from Nanaimo, British Columbia, this Canadian quartet of Angus Barter and Mike Breen on guitars, Dave Bean on drums and vocals, and Dave Read on bass, with guest musicians adding additional vocals and synths, blasts out a sound that encompasses both space rock and psychedelic garage rock, even with touches of post rock in the mix. They seem to be in love with their delay pedals, so the music on Helios Rising comes out spacey and hallucinatory in all the right ways.

The album has many moods that shift from decidedly mellow and spacey to moments of blistering rock energy. Opening track, Our Dear Leader is built on a propelling barrage of delay gui...

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Jeff Fitzgerald

is a writer, musician and broadcaster. He formerly hosted the radio shows

Electronic Realizations on CKMS-FM and Prog World and  River Gibbs FM. He wrote for 15 years for the webzine Aural Innovations. He is also one half of the space prog duo The Star Diaries, one half of the electronic music duo Systems of Wonder, and is part of the Arcturus Strange collective.

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