These lyrics could easily summarize the life and times of The Entrance Band: evolving, building and destroying with each live performance and release. Still water is death, constant progression is the only wave to ride upon.
Guy Blakeslee, Paz Lenchantin and Derek James are a diverse trio merging the freak-outs of the rock underground with a universal melody and groove that keeps their musical vessel set on the path of exploration—arrival and departure are the same in this galaxy. The purely original sound of these three artists playing together is not limited to popular scenes, styles or sonics. The Entrance Band feeds on the kind of psychedelic blues rituals, tribal funk hypnosis and space punk telepathy that Kurt, Jimi, Fela and Arthur Lee jam to up in the cosmos as they look down to see where the deep roots of their psychedelic tree has spread.
Dans La Tempete marks The Entrance Band’s second release for Spiritual Pajamas following last year’s instrumental Fine Flow EP, and features soon-to-be classic covers: Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac’s “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” and Scott Walker’s “The Seventh Seal.” Three Entrance Band originals show the way forward. The garage howl of “Back in the City,” the spiritual storm of “Le Manque” and the sublime groove of instrumental “Mellow Fantastic” anticipate tomorrow’s journeys, eagerly awaiting what lies ahead.
12" track list: 1. Back in the City 2. Le Manque 3. The Green Manalishi 4. The Seventh Seal 5. Mellow Fantastic