Open Visions EP

by Kobadelta

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    releases 01 May 2015

     £6 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    CD released 1st May 2015 with a launch gig at Think Tank, Newcastle (support from Coquin Migale, Sun Dance and Massa Confusa)

    CD version includes exclusive additional 'Intro' and 'Outro' tracks not available elsewhere:

    1. I
    2. Even The Odds (They Mean You No Harm)
    3. Blame It All On Me
    4. Maskirovka
    5. Watch What You're Doing
    6. Ithaca
    7. Black Pyramid
    8. O

    REVIEWS:

    "The menacing sound of Kobadelta is back in the form of a 3rd EP due to drop this May, and with Open Visions, the sound has progressed from the band’s previous two EPs with much more method in the malice. A compelling arrangement with the ability to relentlessly pound and delicately hypnotize is still the name of the game for a band whose brooding psychedelia has impressed us hugely in the past, but this time, the riffs are more intricate and the teeth are sharper. Daunting vocals and steamrolling basslines allow the band’s sound to stalk everything under its tyrannical axiom with an ominous, overbearing sense of foreboding that could well have you checking the wardrobe and sleeping with the light on! The rabid onslaught genre-dodges with more dexterity than previously heard right from the outset of Open Visions. 'Even The Odds (They Mean You No Harm)' explodes out of the blocks saturated in lusty fuzz, before 'Blame It All On Me' allows a malevolent bassline to govern a procession of wailing guitar licks in a threatening fashion. This is a brand of psychedelia that is as methodical as it is feral, and as perilous as it is entrancing. 'Maskirovka' is kept on a tighter leash by Kobadelta, with a more refined groove imposing itself with swathes of arrogance, allowing the sound to reach the farthest outposts of its tether before reining it in once again. 'Watch What You’re Doing' follows a more orthodox structure, with a hooking chorus and shimmering synths providing the closest thing to radio-bait this lot are likely to churn out. Ithaca returns to the more domineering motif in the shape of an powerful bassline, providing a baleful backdrop for another clutch of ruminating vocals to duck and weave their way through the precarious landscape, before 'Black Pyramid' bookends the EP with the same frenzied onslaught that Even The Odds did before it. This is a sound that is impossible to pigeonhole and a band that have an awful lot of strings to their bows. Basslines impose themselves scrupulously over dangerous guitars, and the meticulous vocals remain as portentous as the doomed grooves that are governing them, making for a melting pot that is as thorough as it is feral. If the Kobadelta blueprint continues to become more and more compelling with each release, we can’t wait for an LP!" - Reviewcaster (April 2015)

    "The group's new EP is out on May 1st and it's called "Open Visions". The first single to come from it will be the free to download "Black Pyramid" which is where we'll start. Well, it's awesome. In a way, the opening is strangely reminiscent of Amon Duul II's "Archangel Thunderbird", which is no bloody bad thing as far as I'm concerned. It melds into a slowly, grindy, riff heavy, gloomy anthem - which changes pace mid way through and opens up into a brilliantly soaring guitar solo. There are some other cracking tracks on the EP too. For me, one of the stand outs is the fantastic "Blame It All On Me", again, another cracking riff to open with- darkly edgy with a brilliantly rich vocal. The band's very distinct gruff guitars and dark, edgy sound could turn them into something that becomes a bit monotonous and repetitive, however, the tracks on this EP show great depth, emotional charge and complexity. In short, get thee to Bandcamp on May 1st and get this brilliant new EP into your collection. A band to definitely watch over the coming months." - The General (April 2015)

    Includes digital pre-order of Open Visions EP. The moment the album is released you'll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    shipping out on or around 01 May 2015

     £6 GBP or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    For a special price of £10 get the limited edition CD of the 'Open Visions' EP with our last EP 'Remain Distracted' (itself a 4 track CD) thrown in as well!

    Includes digital pre-order of Open Visions EP. The moment the album is released you'll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around 01 May 2015

     £10 GBP or more

     

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CD and Download released 1st May 2015 with a launch gig at Think Tank, Newcastle (support from Coquin Migale, Sun Dance and Massa Confusa)

1. Even The Odds (They Mean You No Harm)
2. Blame It All On Me
3. Maskirovka
4. Watch What You're Doing
5. Ithaca
6. Black Pyramid

REVIEWS:

"The menacing sound of Kobadelta is back in the form of a 3rd EP due to drop this May, and with Open Visions, the sound has progressed from the band’s previous two EPs with much more method in the malice. A compelling arrangement with the ability to relentlessly pound and delicately hypnotize is still the name of the game for a band whose brooding psychedelia has impressed us hugely in the past, but this time, the riffs are more intricate and the teeth are sharper. Daunting vocals and steamrolling basslines allow the band’s sound to stalk everything under its tyrannical axiom with an ominous, overbearing sense of foreboding that could well have you checking the wardrobe and sleeping with the light on! The rabid onslaught genre-dodges with more dexterity than previously heard right from the outset of Open Visions. 'Even The Odds (They Mean You No Harm)' explodes out of the blocks saturated in lusty fuzz, before 'Blame It All On Me' allows a malevolent bassline to govern a procession of wailing guitar licks in a threatening fashion. This is a brand of psychedelia that is as methodical as it is feral, and as perilous as it is entrancing. 'Maskirovka' is kept on a tighter leash by Kobadelta, with a more refined groove imposing itself with swathes of arrogance, allowing the sound to reach the farthest outposts of its tether before reining it in once again. 'Watch What You’re Doing' follows a more orthodox structure, with a hooking chorus and shimmering synths providing the closest thing to radio-bait this lot are likely to churn out. Ithaca returns to the more domineering motif in the shape of an powerful bassline, providing a baleful backdrop for another clutch of ruminating vocals to duck and weave their way through the precarious landscape, before 'Black Pyramid' bookends the EP with the same frenzied onslaught that Even The Odds did before it. This is a sound that is impossible to pigeonhole and a band that have an awful lot of strings to their bows. Basslines impose themselves scrupulously over dangerous guitars, and the meticulous vocals remain as portentous as the doomed grooves that are governing them, making for a melting pot that is as thorough as it is feral. If the Kobadelta blueprint continues to become more and more compelling with each release, we can’t wait for an LP!" - Reviewcaster (April 2015)

"The group's new EP is out on May 1st and it's called "Open Visions". The first single to come from it will be the free to download "Black Pyramid" which is where we'll start. Well, it's awesome. In a way, the opening is strangely reminiscent of Amon Duul II's "Archangel Thunderbird", which is no bloody bad thing as far as I'm concerned. It melds into a slowly, grindy, riff heavy, gloomy anthem - which changes pace mid way through and opens up into a brilliantly soaring guitar solo. There are some other cracking tracks on the EP too. For me, one of the stand outs is the fantastic "Blame It All On Me", again, another cracking riff to open with- darkly edgy with a brilliantly rich vocal. The band's very distinct gruff guitars and dark, edgy sound could turn them into something that becomes a bit monotonous and repetitive, however, the tracks on this EP show great depth, emotional charge and complexity. In short, get thee to Bandcamp on May 1st and get this brilliant new EP into your collection. A band to definitely watch over the coming months." - The General (April 2015)

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releases 01 May 2015

Recorded at First Avenue Studios, Newcastle by David Curle, March 2015

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Kobadelta Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

A five piece rock band from Newcastle dabbling in dark and heavy 'indie-psych- rock'...

"Kobadelta are frantic and feral. This Newcastle-based five-piece have supported the likes of Splashh and Temples, but they're not quite as psychedelic as those bands, instead pushing a far more muscular, gnashing sound. Their second EP, 'Remain Distracted', is out now." - NME
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