Harnessing the equine-like spirit of certain otherworldly entities, Alien Mustangs forge a fresh path through the psychedelic wilderness, sometimes glancing at maps sketched by The 13th Floor Elevators, Loop, Stooges and Spacemen 3, but more often exploring enticing new frontiers. Emanating sonically (and physically) from Thessaloniki, Greece, the band has been crafting its unique blend of ‘60s-flavored, hypnotic, space-psych trippiness since 2013, releasing their debut LP “Alienation” in 2018.
Propelled by psychic waveforms like a lightsail powered by solar radiation, “Sunrays” transports listeners beyond Earth’s orbit, into the rarefied company of the guitar gods of Ganymede—along with the first three spacemen to smoke cannabis on the moon. Prepare for blastoff at 2:40.
“Forest” is the soundtrack of a trip through verdant wilderness, shafts of sunlight breaking through the canopy above, dragonflies and hummingbirds zipping overhead as dryads leave gifts of sacred mushrooms alongside the path ahead.