REALITY HAS GOT TO DIE
Psychedelic Brooklyn, NY trio La Otracina serves up a stellar sixty-six minute, seven-track space rock smorgasbord in the form of REALITY HAS GOT TO DIE. Chock full of guitars comfortable enough to both worship the riff and explore the galaxy, this troupe’s exercise in musical excess features a constantly trippy rhythmic kick and a bluesy metallic backbone as the launching pad for this unit’s copious cosmic guitar solos, improvisational percussive interludes, and instrumental freakouts galore sounding at times like a musical conversation between Deep Purple and Hawkwind and at others like King Crimson meets Yes. Sprawling songwriting and a free form stoner rock spirit also contributes a fair share of influence on this squad’s astral aura, as does their predilection for unfurling unabashed streams of jazz, synth, prog, and classic rock with the jagged side fully exposed to feel maximum impact. Pack a lunch, tune in and take the ride this band offers and you may never be the same again.