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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Band To Burn One To: Sun Of Man

It’s not often these days that many bands are shrouded in mystery. Sure they can hide behind masks, pseudonyms, or long drawn out facades about pompous back stories explaining their “unusual” sound, but with the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, tumblr, you name it tools for promotions, there’s very little that you can’t find out with the touch of a button. However, with Sun Of Man, there is a shroud of mystery, because I can’t find a damn thing about the band online, other than they’re Australian, fairly sure it’s a one-man-band, but I do know for definite that the psychedelic instrumental stoner jams blasting from the speakers is absolutely majestic.

Having only recently released his/her/their latest EP at the end of this year, it’s important that Sun Of Man does not go unnoticed for much longer (the band was actually brought to our attention thanks to an email from reader Peter Egeberg, so thanks Peter!). The trippy aspects of the band are akin to some of Earthless’ finer moments, but when he/she/they go full throttle with the stoner riffs it’s a heavy ass monster to behold. When the music is this good, does it really matter who is playing it or what you know about them? Hell, does it ever really matter? Take a listen to Sun Of Man, lose yourself in the music, with your mind free from everything else, and simply let go.

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