Saturday 6 April 2024

Red Sun - From Sunset To Dawn (Album Review)

Release Date: April 05th 2024. Record Label: Subsound Records. Formats: CD/DD/Vinyl

From Sunset To Dawn - Tracklisting

1.Where Once Was Light 02:12

2.The Sky Turns Purple 06:29

3.A Violent dusk 05:13

4.The Shape Of The Night 06:04

5.Intempesto 03:36

6.The Coldness of The New Moon 07:35

7.Towards The End of Darkness 05:25

8.The New Sun 07:04



Stefano Eno - guitar

Mirco - bass

Fede - drums & synths


Instrumental Psych Stoner Rockers Red Sun return with their third album From Sunset To Dawn and awakening from a seven year slumber ever since their last release back in 2017. Continuing their Space Rock/Post-Rock inspired journey, this album has a more subdued flavour with moments of trippy synths to elevate the album to heavier altitudes of Cosmic sounds. 

The strongest creative asset on the album is Fede’s inspired use of synths that adds a “world-building” element to their music with Stefano and Mirco providing the first rate Instrumental grooves to build upon on Guitar and Bass respectively. The sound is equally modern and classic sounding at the same time which comes across superbly well on the sublime opening tracks of Where Once Was Light and The Sky Turns Purple. 

With the album being fully instrumental, Red Sun rely upon use of distinct sounds and ambient rhythms that can be quite experimental in places which you get a feel for on the stunning second track The Sky Turns Purple. Bands such as Yawning Man and Tuber can be used as direct comparisons for newcomers to Red Sun’s majestic trippy world. The whole record has a delicious and warm-hearted approach within the louder and quieter dynamics of the album. Red Sun can be quite Progressive when the time calls for this but it’s mostly a melodic blend of Heavy Space Rock/Psychedelic based Stoner Rock energy.

The waves of different synths and sultry instrumental jams has moments of modern Post-Rock delivery which builds upto some impressive extended musical passages which can be flamboyant in nature especially on tracks such as The Sky Turns Purple,  The Shape Of The Night, The Coldness Of The New Moon and The New Sun. These are the longest tracks on the album and it’s good to see Red Sun strive for heavier musical pastures which can be more “DOOM” based but the levels of Ambient and Cosmic sounds always allows Red Sun to be part of the Instrumental Stoner Rock scene. 

From Sunset To Dawn is quite gloomy and emotionally heartfelt which I didn’t expect. So it’s not all “sunshine and light” on this record with Red Sun offering a more organic identity to their music. If you enjoy the subdued moments of bands such as Russian Circles and Red Sparowes then the later stages of From Sunset To Dawn will impress you even more.

Red Sun have delivered a deeply engaging and superbly entertaining album that will surprise you in multiple ways that you don’t expect. This all builds up to an album with a fearless attitude and provides the listener with an endless array of outstanding Psychedelic Stoner Rock sounds from start to finish.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Purple Sage PR for the promo.

From Sunset To Dawn is available to buy now on DD/Vinyl via Subsound Records.


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