If you're wondering where I've been, let me tell you: I've been busy uploading this beast of a song for the last month of so. Well, not really, but you get what I'm saying. Only about 15 seconds short of being the longest song ever featured on Robosexual, this stoner-rock/psychedelia freakout is one of two 20-minute-plus instrumentals on Earthless' excellent album. It's a little daunting, but the music is just too awesome for you to be worrying about song lengths.
These guys (based in San Diego, I believe) have obviously got this whole psych-rock thing figured out. The mixing is great, and the drums and bass compete at just the right level with the ever-present guitar, which is apparently being wielded by some sort of musical Lance Armstrong who's able to maintain a level of solo intensity for 20 minutes that most bands only attempt for 30 seconds at a time.
Don't worry, I know what you're thinking. I thought it too. "This sounds a little exhausting. Don't you get tired of it after 7 or 8 minutes?" The answer is, well, no. I thought I would, but the hits keep coming and the songs keep mutating enough to hold your attention and in fact make you want more. "Godspeed" is like what would happen if you spiked Van Halen's pre-show snack with crystal meth. The guitar is chunky and hairy and the riffs are epic and dated. "Sonic Prayer" is more of a suite, complete with a drum-only section that reminds me of Psychic Ills' "I Knew My Name," complete with a total blowout at the end.
I'm not going to kid around here and say this is for everybody. But you should listen to this song all the way through once before deciding you're too weak for this sauce. This is one of the standout albums of this year along with the Psychic Paramount's release, and you need it in order to know the state of the rocking out union.
Here's "Sonic Prayer" by Earthless. Careful, it's 33 megabytes.