Heavy Psychedelic/Stoner Rock France 2010s (Tracks) Mars Red Sky – “Strong Reflection”

Heavy Psychedelic/Stoner Rock France 2010s (Tracks) 

Mars Red Sky (Bordeaux, France)

“Strong Reflection” (written by Mars Red Sky) A1 (opening track) included on the album “Mars Red Sky” 

Released on Emergence Records (EMER017) on 12th November 2011

Line-up/Credits :

Julien Pras -guitar, voices
Jimmy Kinast – bass, voices
Benoit Busser – drums

Published By – Emergence (2)

Published By – Chrysalis Music France

Mastered At – Cutting Room

Artwork – Carlospop

Mastered By – Mats “Limpan” Lindfords

Mixed By – Greg Vezon (tracks: B4), Mars Red Sky, Pierre Fillon (tracks: A1 to B1, B3)

Performer – Benoit Busser, Jimmy Kinast, Julien Pras

Photography By – Sébastien Bassin

Recorded By – Greg Vezon (tracks: B4), Mars Red Sky (tracks: B2, B4), PierreFillon (tracks: A1 to B1, B3)

Remastered By [For Vinyl] – Stéphane Teynié

Comes on 180g vinyl

Recorded in the Bardenas Reales Natural Park (Spain) and mixed in Bordeaux.
Except tracks B2 and B4 recorded/mixed @ Mad Reed Studios, Bordeaux, France.
Mastered @ Cutting Room Studios, Sweden.
Remastered for vinyl @ AD Mastering, France.

Track List :

1. Strong Reflection (5:31)
2. Curse (4:04)
3. Falls (6:27)
4. Way To Rome (5:22)
5. Saddle Point (4:17)
6. Marble Sky (6:04)
7. Up The Stairs (7:59)

Total Time 39:44

Lyrics :

Dead stars are burning in the sky
Their light reflecting in your eyes
And here the ravens they don’t show
Where I’ve been, you don’t want to know
And when I go upstream
I’ll meet you in a dream
And as I try to land
Please let me hold your hand
Our ship exploded in the sky
A strong reflection in my mind
And now the secrets they won’t show
I’m stuck here, won’t you let me go
And when I go upstream
I’ll meet you in a dream
And as I try to land
Please let me hold your hand
Songwriters: Benoît BUSSER / Jimmy KINAST / Julien PRAS
A three-piece Bordeaux stoner project MARS RED SKY gave a first cry in the winter of 2007, by mere chance – Julien PRAS and Jimmy KINAST met at a tiny club in Bordeaux for the Berlin Vs Brooklyn show. With a fusion drummer Benoit BUSSER recruited, they started playing heavy / noisy psychedelia much influenced by 70s stoner rock like Black Sabbath. Encouraged by their first concerts in Bordeaux with a big cheer from the well-amazed audience, MARS RED SKY soon made a decision to record their material in the Bardenas Desert (Spain) with a big help for recording and mixing by Pierre Fillon. Their works have been crystallized into their eponymous debut album in 2011, finally.
On a winter night, Julien Pras and Jimmy Kinast met at a tiny club in Bordeaux for the a repetitive math-rock duet Berlin Vs Brooklyn’s concert. The surprise that awaited them was huge: behind the drums, Benoit Busser was a perfect fusion of John Bonham and Todd Trainer. Blown away by his technique, Julien and Jimmy imagined forming a band together to achieve their musical fantasies. Up to this moment, Julien Pras was currently promoting the 5th album of his band Calc and was dreaming of noisy psychedelia with Big muff pedals and plenty of reverberated guitars. Next to him, Jimmy Kinast, who played bass during the 90’s in several noisy pop bands, was feeding the same desire. It wouldn’t take long before Benoit and Julien started working together. After three jubilant and productive rehearsals, Jimmy joined them on bass. Obsessed by the ‘70s, from Black Sabbath to Led Zeppelin, and more recently by Dead Meadows and the band witch, the three of them formed Mars Red Sky.

ounded in Bordeaux a decade ago, Mars Red Sky ignited a spark through in the stoner scene with thickly layered riffs and floating psyched out melodies. It was 2011, however, which saw the band ascend with the release of their eponymous debut full length. A shot in the arm to European psych, swimming in a different direction to the standard flow of the scene, MRS rightly earned the attention and support slots of mammoths of the underground, Kyuss Lives and Sleep. Following up with 2014’s excellent Stranded in Arcadia, Mars Red Sky quickly became not only one of the hottest bands in the French stoner scene, but one of the most exciting in Europe.

By 2016’s Apex III – Praise for the Burning Soul, Mars Red Sky had grown into a band unafraid to take influence from ever more delicate sources. Though don’t be fooled into thinking the heavy root of Mars Red Sky’s sound disappeared; the meaty hooks are still the foundations upon which the band builds.

Mars Red Sky – “Mars Red Sky” Album cover photo (front)
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Mars Red Sky Photos
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