ZOLAR X: X Marks the Spot: CD

Oct 31, 2007

I’m going to get serious for a moment, because, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years of being alive or dead, it’s that there are few things more deserving of the serious treatment than a CD cover photo of a bunch of Plutonian Elves staring at me all serious like. According to legend, this band dropped an album a few decades ago, and then disappeared off the face of the Earth. I’ve never heard that album, but I’ve heard this one, and it’s something else. Don’t expect all that woodsy Tolkien elf bullshit and don’t expect any cheesy laser blasts either. These guys refuse to let their space elfishness define them. They play brilliant power pop that is exemplary, regardless of their mythic heritage. Like all good rock, it transports the listener to another place. Just make sure it’s a round trip.– Tarantula Ted (translated by MP Johnson)

 –mp (Alternative Tentacles)