To touch bottom, this is what paradoxically allowed Steve Rash and his Alligators to accept themselves as they really were: highly perceptive beings as opposed to identifying with the oblivious grunge movement. Talc understands this well by illuminating the typically stoner notes of "Steel Dreams" with understated guitar virtuosos. Like Spain or Sun Kil Moon, everything here is subtle, meticulous, right up to the repetition of the motive that bewitches.
Talc (Lausanne, Switzerland)
An instrumental trio, Talc revisits progressive and psychedelic rock by crossing it with post rock. The trio is made up of Hervé Baumgartner (bass), Vincent Verselle (drums, percussions, electronics) and Antonin Wiser (guitars, keyboards). The band’s first album will be out in May 2013, published by the Musea Parallèle label.