Vista Chino – “Peace”

Vista Chino – “Peace” (Napalm Records)

The legacy of Kyuss lives on! Following the legal debacle in respect of the Kyuss Lives! name, John Garcia, Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri are now free to continue under their new band Vista Chino, reputedly named after a street Bjork grew up around. In many ways it also takes the band back to the roots of their music i.e. desert rock although “Peace” – as the title suggests – is a somewhat more laid back affair owing more to psychedelic rock with jamming that is almost jazz like and even incorporating harmonicas! With heaps of humming feedback amidst ambient tranquility, trippy wailing guitars, fuzz tinged bass and Garcia’s high end vocals songs like ‘Good Morning Wasteland’, ‘Planets 1 & 2’ and ‘The Gambling Moose’ simply cruise groovily into the next dimension – if Kyuss was 70s, then Vista Chino is a throwback to the late 60s and definitely far out baby….

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