Saturday 1 September 2018

Demonauta - Temaukel, The Spirit Before Time (Album Review)

Release date: August 13th 2018. Label: Kozmik Artifactz. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Temaukel, The Spirit Before Time – Tracklisting

1.Sons of Black Sun 04:59
2.Blues para Angela Loij 05:49
3.Temaukel 08:20
4.Psilocybeat 04:45
5.Planeta Muerto 05:02
6.Summer Hell 04:58
7.Death as an Advisor 07:28


D:Guitarra y Voz, M:Bajo, A:Bateria


Temaukel, The Spirit Before Time, is the direct follow-up to Demonauta’s 2016 album Tierra del Fuego. The album carries on the heavy psychedelic fuzz the band created on that celebrated album. Though Temaukel, The Spirit Before Time, has a more subdued and progressive style of music compared to their last album. The album also feels way more personal as well.

As with their last album, the vocals and lyrics are sung both in English and Spanish. If you’re a fan of Demonauta’s previous albums then Temaukel, The Spirit Before Time, will make you love the band even more.

Truth be told, it did take myself a long time to genuinely admire this album. I don’t know why. As I’m huge admirer of Demonauta and their blend of Psychedelic Fuzz/Stoner Rock. Temaukel, The Spirit Before Time, took me about 4 listens to actually enjoy and admire the album in it’s own right.

The highly progressive Fuzz/Stoner Rock vibes and the fantastic vocals have quite a dreamy and spaced out effect on certain parts of the album. I’m not going to do a song-by-song review as it’s best to listen to this album in one full sitting and as one epic song. The album will lead you onto a continuous and cinematic journey with a high amount of thrilling moments to impress you along the way.

Some parts of the album have a Mars Red Sky style of music especially with the more ambient and psychedelic parts of the album. Though Demonauta are still very much their own band. As the band have been in existence for a decade now and have released a string of acclaimed albums since then. Temaukel, The Spirit Before Time is the band’s 5th album and this album will only enhance Demonauta’s reputation as one of the finest Desert/Fuzz/Stoner Rock band that the South American scene has to offer.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

Temaukel, The Spirit Before Time will be available to buy on CD/Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz later this year.