TOTEM IS A GUITAR PLAYER FROM CHURUBUSCO COYOACAN, KITY BOY LIVES IN SAN PEDRO MARTIR TLALPAN, BUSTY WUZTOK HOMELAND IS TEPEPAN TLALPAN, MIKE MALANDRIX IN COAPA TLALPAN MEXICO CITY. ALL OF US ARE MUSICIANS BORN AND RAISED IN MEXICO, WITH A LONG TRIP ON ROCK, JAZZ AND EXPERIMENTAL BANDS EVERYWHERE. DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2007 WE JOINED TOGETHER FOR JAMMING AND RECORDED SIX SUNDAY EVENING SESSIONS OF FREE IMPROVISATION BASED ON FRANK ZAPPAS, JIMMY HENDRIX, ERIC CLAPTONS AND ORIGINAL TRIPS. THE RESULTING PRODUCT OF THIS MEETING IS TOTEMZOMBIES+STAY GROOVY ALBUM BY MUSICA DE LA MONTAÑA MEXICO AVAILABLE ON CDBABY AND RADIOINDY TODAY FOR YOU ALL.
|POSTED BY: momof5pacs||POSTED ON: 20 Jul 2008 12:27 PM|
"Stay Groovy" is an impressive instrumental rock EP put together by Mexico City four piece Totemzombies. As the album title suggests, the influence of ‘60s psychedelia and the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa is well apparent, as these guys turn out one rhythm heavy jam after another. The entire band is tight, and they understand the relationship of their instruments. “Stay Groovy” is a very raw sounding album, as the band recorded it live in studio. You'll enjoy the fact that the band lets you hear their music as it is. It’s essentially how it would sound if you saw Totemzombies live, since each track appears to be done in one take and at times seems to be improvisational. "Watermelon" kicks things off with a grooving bass line, banging drums, and wailing guitar solos. "Cameleon" slows things down a bit and features more incredible guitar work. "Butterfly" closes things out with a quirky guitar riff and some nice work on the drums. With “Stay Groovy,” Totemzombies are trying to keep the psychedelic movement alive through stunning guitar riffs and all-out jams. If you like ‘60s psychedelia and a tight instrumental rock sound, “Stay Groovy” with the Totemzombies.-William and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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|POSTED BY: mikemalandrix||POSTED ON: 12 Jun 2008 11:51 AM|
THE TOTEMZOMBIES SUNDAYS BAND WAS FORMED TEMPORARILY BY TOTEM ALTAMIRANO ON LEAD ELECTRIC GUITAR, KITY BOY ON RHYTHM GUITAR, BUSTY WUZTOK ON ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR AND MIKE MALANDRIX ON DRUMS AND CYMBALS ON NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2007.