Serpentina Satelite are a Peruvian Spacerock outfit who came together in Lima back in 2003, released an EP, Long Play, the following year and now have a five track mini-album released by Germany’s Trip In Time label. They comprise Aldo Castillejos on drums, bassist Felix Dextre, lead and rhythm guitars from Dolmo, additional lead and rhythm from Renato Gomez and voices/poetry delivered by Flavio Castillejos. I’ve received a copy of this new CD direct from the label, along with a compilation CD they’ve released, Trip In Time Vol. 3 – Psychedelic Adventures On Planet Earth which I’ll post a review on in due course and which appears to be a wide range of Spacerock, Krautrock, Acid and Electronica.
I’m reviewing the Serpentina Satelite CD for one of the UK music press magazines so I’m not going to go into too much depth here for the moment but it’s safe to say that these five predominately instrumental numbers are really gritty, dynamic freak-outs that will appeal to anyone who liked the Earthless Live At Roadburn CD recently reviewed on this blog. The press sheet for Nothing To Say notes this as being ‘a turbulent and powerful rough sound’, mastered in analogue, and that really gives you a sense of the deep reverberating and improvisational tone of these recordings. There’s some real headtrip adventures going on here (and it’s nice to hear South America’s take on Spacerock); I liked this one a lot.
Serpentina Satelite Website
Serpentina Satelite Myspace
Trip In Time Website
Trip In Time Myspace