The latest album release from Different Places In Space puts forth a vast and dreamlike soundscape that has the ability to wrap itself around you and keep you afloat with the vibe and it's all done with such a graceful set of performances and a vivid and colorful cinematic backbone.
The self-titled album is absolutely massive, and each song has its own character to offer but this is most certainly one of those records that you want to listen to as a whole so you can soak it in properly.
The release is swimming in lush guitar tones and sonic waves that flow and sway throughout the course of its playthrough and all the while you also get this undertone of classic rock influence.
This is an album that put-on headphones to listen to when you're by yourself because it just gives you this wonderfully youthful feeling like you're a kid laying in an empty field staring up at the stars in the night sky.
It's absolutely beautiful and it's built with such attention to detail but also the sense of being performed live on the floor as if the players are feeding off of each other's energies.
There isn't one drop of empty space left but the whole thing has this gigantic and open freeing feel to it that in a sense, welcomes you with open arms.
There's no question that these guys have an absolute love for their craft and that's just dripping and oozing all over this release which is a wonderful thing.
This record is an absolute escape which is something you don't get that often anymore so when it comes around you really just dive into it.
I think we all need records like this one. A way for you to get away from your own reality and step into a different one for a little while and when it's over you have to reacclimate yourself again.
This was like reading an in-depth book and when you're done with it you have to look up around the room to come back to your own space again.
These songs are full-bodied and somewhat intricate but also never lose that heart and never lose that soul that they were really built from in the first place.
The free flow of these songs make you think of how water flows in a river and you can actually swim right through it and let it just engulf you.
It feels amazing to do that and with the release of such a well woven and beautifully performed album, we wanted to have a sit-down with Different Places in Space to find out where this actually all came from and what might be coming up next for the band.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with the self-titled Different Places In Space album! This record had a soulful pop vibe to it and was experimental and psychedelic as well! How did this album come about?
This is basically our favorite jams of the past 4 years put on an album.. we were in the process of finding our sound which gives this album some fun dynamics and intentions. It pieced itself together and we are happy with the outcome!
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as a band? When did you all get together?
It started as an improv and jam project but In 2019 Luka, our singer, joined the three piece psychedelic jam band to fuse in and give us our current psych-rock indie/blues sound.
Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?
Our process comes from one persons framework and then trying out different transitions and places we can go with that basic riff or groove. Sometimes it starts with a guitar riff..a drum beat or bass grove. Inspiration comes from hanging out together, going to other events in pittsburgh and listening to other music!
Buzz Slayers: This album has some great styles on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
Khruangbin ..King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard- stuff in those realms and of course 60’s psychedelic rock.
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Michael is a vinyl DJ - DJ Dini Daddy Daniel is a Dad and works in Cannabis Luka is a Viynl/Comics seller and a pastry baker Foose- Teaches Yoga and works with the local music festival circuits
Buzz Slayers: Who's in all your headphones right now?
Crumb, Tagua Tagua, Dumbo Gets Mad
Buzz Slayers: Are you guys doing any live performances right now?
Were are playing a handful festivals between july and august! Northside Music fesitval, Moongroove Festival near Scranton and Garefest in Sandy lake Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?
We Mainly used Mr. Smalls Studio for this album, but worked with friends in basement studios and a few bedroom recording at our guitarist home.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
We hope to have another full album out by next Spring! We are always playing out too.. one or two shows a month around the Pittsburgh area!
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Love yinz and thanks for listening! new music on the way