South Africa is a country that I so far not have become acquainted with many bands who play prog or psychedelic music. Hawk, Flibbertigibbet and Freedom`s Children are three bands I have heard and enjoyed. The country has a relatively active metal scene with at least 239 reasonably good bands according to The Metal Achives. It was therefore very exciting to discover the band Age Of Indica!
Age Of Indica is melodic, heavy, and eerie. Those are the words used to best describe Johannesburg based psych rock three-piece, Age Of Indica. Behind pounding drum beats, solid bass lines and hypnotic guitar riffs, lies something so much more than just music. Purely instrumental, each song off the band’s debut EP Through The Eyes Of Three acts as beacon that leads the listener through the pathless woods, until they arrive at the crossroads where reality and the surreal meet.
It is here that Paulo Lopes (guitar), Jon Dangoumou (bass) and Rohan Bhadersein (drums) want you to be. It is this journey that leaves the listener with an introspective message: we are merely symptoms of an infinite universe
Age Of Indica started jamming together in early 2019. They started working on demos and rehearsing throughout the year. They then decided to turn the demos into a debut EP. The decision was made that they would record the EP themselves which was quite ambitious seeing that they didn’t have a lot of recording experience. But they managed to record and release Through The Eyes Of Three after a few months of hard work.
The album is inspired by bands like Black Sabbath & Pink Floyd. Listening to classic albums for inspiration and playing together regularly helped they develop their own sound. On Through The Eyes Of Three you will find everything from heavy, hypnotic riffs to melodic, psychedelic parts. They wrote the album to be enjoyed from start to finish in one sitting. Each songs flows into the next to create a 35 minute musical experience.