With their second album, Myth, Sun Q is building a legend by summoning strong spirits. A real rock album that never forbids itself to explore. Review.
MYTH – SUN Q
First recorded in Russia, then mixed in England, this record has received some attention from more places in the world before it could be released. Deeply international to its core, Myth has a body and soul now. Sun Q made sure of it from the very first notes of its powerful blues-rock Jane Doe. An efficient first song and thanks to its powerful bass, it’s difficult not to be taken away by it. It’s also the first time the vocals hit and, with more or less saturation effects, we let it hypnotize us happily.
However, that blues-rock isn’t the only genre Sun Q uses. Here, further than the genres, it’s the atmospheres that matter. They’re all musical trials that harmoniously regroup in this psychedelic experience for the senses. Children Singing, Searching for the Skulls and Tree really have the mark of the psyche 70s in their guitars. Powerful and technic, they are built with a bright instinct. Animals and I Am The Sun feel actual incantations.
There is always a need to go further, and it’s felt in the use of rare instruments like the nyckelharpa, from Swedish traditional music. Then, from the north of Europe, they go to the South with the thrilling Dionysus. A touch darker in its attitude, the track is a sensual catharsis, worthy of the festivities held for the Grecian deity. Myth closes with Elizabeth Sidal, a calmer blues-rock with synths coming from the 80s, and Crystal Doors that really gives the chills. Spiritually fascinating, and musically talkative, Sun Q gave Myth a beautiful plot.