Upholder | 2016 Vinyl​/​Digital

by Albinö Rhino

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Bearded Hero
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Bearded Hero An exhilarating listen. Wonderfully tight rhythm section (the grooves on that bass!) and powerful emotive guitar playing; a range of clean watery phaser and delay drenched textures and huge fuzz sounds. This band quite literally send you into another dimension. A vortex within a vortex! Loose and jam-oriented whilst simultaneously operating as a extremely tight unit. And when they go heavy they are monolithic! Some of the best heavy psych I've heard in a long time. Favorite track: Uphold the Light Part 2.
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Frederick Jones Uphold the light gets my vote for track of the year here. This 3 part track is so outstanding. It has everything. This band is becoming one of my all-time favs. Kimmo's vocals are fantastic. Favorite track: Uphold the Light Part 2.
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Bucky The mossy, enchanting riffs of their self-titled album have slowly fermented into a psychedelic voyage orchestrated through stormy doom-laden terrain, hovering over blooming fields of Wildflowers, and mesmerizing with an aurally progressive groove.
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Side A: Uphold the Light Part 2
Side B: Uphold the Light Part 3 feat. Scott Heller
Upholder: (Uncut Part 2 + Part 3) = Both tracks together seamless as its performed live.

The Obelisk:
theobelisk.net/obelisk/2016/12/06/albino-rhino-upholder-review-stream/

Outlaws of the Sun:
outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/2017/01/albino-rhino-upholder-album-review.html

The Sludgelord:
thesludgelord.blogspot.fi/2016/02/albino-rhino-uphold-light-part-ii-review.html

Soundi:
www.soundi.fi/levyarviot/albino-rhinon-tuomiomatka-jatkui-levylta-toiselle-upholder-psykedeelissavytteinen-trippi/

Inferno:
www.inferno.fi/uutiset/albino-rhinon-levy-todella-jatkaa-siita-debyytti-jai-ennakkokuuntele-taalla/

www.inferno.fi/arviot/uutta-ilmetta-ja-uusia-savyja-arviossa-albino-rhino/

"Shades of earliest Los Natas (thinking “Alberto Migré” specifically), shades of Sungrazer, shades of Colour Haze, but in a context that still has some of the doomier straightforwardness in its impulses." -JJ, @ The Obelisk

"Upholder in essence feels like an out of body experience. As Albinö Rhino create solitary moments of psychedelic doom with strands of soothing ambient sounds" -Steve Howe @ Outlaws of the Sun

"Albinö Rhino’s sound is wide and colorful like the vast expanse of the ocean on a hot summer day yet strangely fitting for late night smoke outs in the dead of winter." -Victor Van Ommen @ The Sludgelord

"Upholder ei kenties räjäytä tajuntaa, mutta miellyttävän tunnelmallinen matka se kuitenkin on." -Vesa Siltanen @ Soundi

"Meno on kasvanut, huurustunut ja seestynyt entisestään sellaiseksi, että vinyylipitkäsoiton kumpaisellekin puoliskolle mahtuu vain yksi kappale." -Miika Kuustinen @ Inferno

credits

released December 9, 2016

Bass: Ville Harju
Drums: Viljami Väre
Guitar/Vocals: Kimmo Tyni

Recorded & mixed by Kimmo Tyni at Audiospot, Helsinki, 2015-2016
Drums and the "Spine" recorded by Toni Heinonen at Red Five, Vantaa, Sep 2014
Modular and analog synths by Dr Space, recorded at Space Station Studios, Copenhagen, Feb 2016
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering, Kuhmoinen, Feb 2016

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