It is a pleasure to present Oslo-based trio Outer Limit Lotus's first recorded material. 'Cruising The Old World' consists of six ice-cold, dreamlike rock compositions.
Drowned in reverb, constant dual vocals sketch paranoid, nightmare-ish hallucinations from a world on its way down. Cold spaghetti guitars are accompanied by an controlled, off-kilter rhythm section. This, packed into an noisy, almost psychedelic soundscape, is the essence of Outer Limit Lotus.
Cruising The Old World is a sonic glacier, melodic and catchy, but the lasting echo of the dark underground we know from the band members' other project, Haust, still lingers. It is fever-dream rock played with punk energy.
In a short year, the band has established a solid live reputation, with trance-like, ritual performances of their unique music. Outer Limit Lotus is for those who think that rock is at its best when it's dead.
released October 28, 2016
The Outer Limit Lotus musical group is:
Henrik Øiestad Myrvold - Guitar and Vocals
Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg - Bass and Vocals
Øystein Wyller Odden - Drums and Percussion
Produced by Pål Bredrup, Trond Mjøen and Outer Limit Lotus
Mastered by Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers
All music and lyrics by Outer Limit Lotus
Additional guitars on Passage by Pål Bredrup
Additional guitars on Craters by Trond Mjøen
Artwork by Vladas Suncovas
Layout by Henrik Øiestad Myrvold
Inlay photo by Erik Svarte
supported by 4 fans who also own “Cruising the Old World”
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