Alec Berlin’s “Space Punk and Other Junk” is a genre-defying album that merges the best of space rock and punk rock with an experimental and electronic twist. The result is a sonic journey that is captivating and provocative, challenging the listener to explore uncharted musical territories.
With insanely rhythmic guitar curves and dramatic drums, Alec Berlin creates a story that can only be heard, eyes closed and swimming in a field of imagination. Let the music carry you from the first track to the 12th. From the enigmatic endlessness portrayed with his first track, “Space Punk,” Berlin poses what the other tracks will look like in the album’s multiverse. We hear an explosion of dramatic stories told in all the tracks with the guitar jams until the last track, “ROYGBIV.” If “Space Punk” introduced the soundscape ahead, then “ROYGBIV” enveloped the entire album in its many shades with a colorful and tranquil journey undulating the guitar’s very own mood swings.
The track “Beat Confabulator (All Night On the Floor)” particularly piques my interest with its sharp, gnarling riffs invoking a sense of vigor and valor, perfect for a long day at work, keeping you fixated and hustling for more. All the while, “Minir Maad” has quite a beautiful flow, with the drums shaking up the guitar-filled equilibrium. The unpredictable romantic sequences in this track are quite refreshing. They implore you to look on the brighter side. It’s crazy how much one can do with just their strings and some tools.
Alec Berlin is going to take you on a ride you will come back to all the time with his album, “Space Punk and Other Junk.” So come on, right away.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Varner
Review By: Naomi Joan