In a world where sonic landscapes often blur into familiar patterns, Sorcia emerges from the fog with their sophomore masterpiece, “Lost Season.” This Seattle stoner/doom trio, forged in the crucible of uncertainty, has harnessed the very essence of their journey into an album that defies categorization and electrifies the senses.
“Lost Season” is a behemoth of sound, a titanic force that beckons listeners to delve into its depths. From the moment the first notes reverberate, it’s clear that Sorcia has distilled their essence into each riff, each drumbeat, each hauntingly poetic lyric. This is an album conceived in adversity, gestated in isolation, and birthed as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
The sonic tapestry woven by Sorcia is a tapestry that defies traditional boundaries. A rich amalgamation of stoner and doom, their music serves as a canvas on which they paint with vibrant, yet somber, hues. The alchemical concoction of sludgy riffs, hypnotic melodies, and a rhythm section that seems to echo the heartbeat of the Earth itself creates a mesmerizing atmosphere that pulls the listener into its gravitational pull.
“Lost Season” isn’t content with merely traversing well-trodden paths. Instead, it forges its own trail, drawing from a diverse palette of influences that extend beyond the confines of genre. The album is a sonic voyage that ebbs and flows, leading the listener through valleys of introspection and peaks of cathartic release. It’s a journey that is simultaneously haunting and enlightening, like a solitary trek through a forgotten forest where echoes of the past intertwine with visions of the future.
Tad Doyle’s production at Witch Ape Studio in Seattle, WA, is nothing short of sorcery itself. Every note feels like a deliberate incantation, meticulously captured to resonate with the very bones of the Earth. The artwork by Mike Hawkins serves as a visual gateway into the world Sorcia has birthed, a portal through which one can step into the realms that the music conjures.
In a world awash with disposable content, “Lost Season” stands as a testament to the enduring power of artistry. Sorcia has created an album that demands more than a passive listen; it beckons for engagement, for immersion. Like a faded photograph that holds the weight of memories, this album captures the essence of a time marred by uncertainty and transforms it into a timeless relic.
As the final notes of “Lost Season” fade into the ether, what lingers is not just a collection of songs, but an experience that leaves an indelible mark on the soul. Sorcia has forged an odyssey through sound, a testament to the human capacity to create beauty even in the face of darkness. This album is more than music; it’s a journey, a reflection, and a reminder that even in a lost season, art has the power to guide us home.
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Released by Olde Magick Records on July 21, 2023