Sunday, 1 November 2015

Pauw - Macrocosm Microcosm [12", LP]

MACROCOSM MICROSCOSM is the debut full length by Dutch psychedelic rockers PAUW. An amazingly good album, packed with melodic psychedelic gems. It would very much surprise me if these guys don't break through internationally in 2016.
They had a limited 12" and a 7" out previously, and some of those songs (Visions, Abyss and the simply brilliant Shambhala) are featured on this album as well. The new songs on Macrocosm Microcosm are equally good. They really stick in your head and it's like you already know them for years. Maybe it's because the sound of the music at itself is familiar: Glare has a fuzzy Tame Impala feel to it, Glare Pt.2 although based on the same theme sounds more like Pink Floyd, and (unexpectedly) even Madonna's Beautiful Stranger is not too far away in High Tide. You can say it's all been done before - but then again what hasn't, if you're talking about sixties-inspired retro rock? Fact is that it's rarely done this good. Pauw is definitely right up there with the likes of Tame Impala, Temples and Pond.
Debut album of the year as far as i'm concerned. Also the artwork is amazing, as you can see.

Label: Caroline Benelux 475 180-8
Year of release: 2015

01. Memories
02. Today Never Ends
03. Visions
04. Glare
05. Intents

01. Shambhala
02. Abyss
03. High Tide
04. Glare Pt.2

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