Dirty Filthy Records have been releasing some amazing records over the last year. They have done it again with the latest addition to their roster. Par Ásito and their fourth full length album Singularity.
Par Ásito come from Guadalajara, Mexico, and they combine space rock, post rock, shoegaze and a passion for space exploration into something quite unique
The album opens with the shimmering, probing ‘Accretion Disc’. Like a rocket taking off this track builds and accelerates until we are launched into the cosmos. ‘Relativistic Jets’ is my album highlight next. It starts pacey and you can envision the band on board their intergalactic space ship, hurtling through hyperspace, as this plays in the background. I can imagine this track inspiring a mosh pit when they play it live.
‘Photo Sphere’ is an altogether darker track. While maintaining the pace of ‘Relativistic Jets’ it is an altogether different behemoth. Like a sci-fi Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, it is the sound of space battles if ever I’ve heard them.
‘Event Horizon’ is the album focal piece. A sprawling 13-minute epic it pins this album together thematically. It starts off with a disorienting jam echoing the slow descent into a black hole. When we hit the event horizon the song goes widescreen and we build to a static filled crescendo. A breath-taking listen start to finish.
The album closes with the title track. Another builder of a track but this time we are flying out of that black hole at speeds never before seen by man. This track is intense. Bass and drums pummel at your head as the band thrash out the perfect finale for this album.
It amazing that this music is created by a power trio. The depth and breadth of the music suggests otherwise. As the band themselves say, when spaceship chases begin in the galaxy, Par Ásito will be the soundtrack.
Singularity is out now via Dirty Filthy Records.
(First published on Musicscramble.co.uk)