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Atacama Dreaming (LP​/​digital, 2021)

by Pontiacs

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Favorite track: Bulgaria.
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1.
Constellations in my mind high in the sky The temptation in your heart will make you blind Constellations in my mind high in the sky The temptation in your heart will make you blind When you feel that your own life has no direction You can turn yourself to the sky and you will find an answer
2.
Desert Sun 04:46
Desert sun You shine like a star But keep me blinded for a while Desert sun You shine like a star But your mine mine mine Now Im blind
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Voices 05:05
Voices in my conscience Won't cease to remind me of What I have done and I Keep thinking over and over If I'll someday forget cause I can't change what I have done Keep thinking over and over If she will forgive what I have done but somehow Voices in my conscience Won't go away cause I can't change what I have done Ah yeah Voices In my head
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The copper hills are dressed in red and green Just like the colors of your eyes girl The Atacama stretches endlessly The ocean winds will take me home again In my dreams I can see Pink flamingos flying over a salt lake Copper hills in between Two white mountains growing older than spring Hallucinations taking over me What once was gray sand now its spring itself Amazing flowers blossom endlessly A sudden rain will take me home again In my dreams I can see Pink flamingos flying over a salt lake Copper hills in between Two white mountains growing older than spring The giant andes used to be my friends Now they arise enclosing me And endless dream has never felt so real Can't recognize if Im awake or asleep'
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Welcome to jupiter beach Welcome to jupiter beach Is just a beautiful beach Where the sands are just green Is just a beautiful beach Welcome to jupiter beach Triangulations of the sound Force me to stay on purple ground And everything that I want To put my feet on the sand And touch that purple beach That perfect jupiter beach I think I saw it in my mind I think I saw it in my mind And I saw I think I saw it in my mind And I saw, and I saw it In my mind Warme breeze touching my face Feels like kissing the space I think I saw it in my mind And I saw I think I saw it in my mind And I saw I think I saw it in my mind And I saw I think I saw it in my mind
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Patagonia 03:54
Patagonia I want you to know You're like the girl of my eyes Your shoulders are covered with ice Your fingers are thousand isles Your face are rivers of life Green forests of cactus That climb to the top of the Andes While tears of the glacier are Warming the nests Where salmon lay their eggs White volcanoes are almost about to burn One thousand rocks will blow The wind touching on my face The clouds crying all that rain The Earth is moving again Green forests of cactus That climb to the top of the Andes While tears of the glacier are Warming the nests Where salmon lay their eggs Again
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Tell me what will come After the rainbow Will the rain go away And let the sun shine Bright again Truth will set me free No matter what it is And if the Earth shall crash I'll be with you at least Until the end Until the end Oh girl Until the end
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Bulgaria 07:59
I can hear in the wind A whisper from the Balkans Eastern songs weird bagpipes Under the dead windmill of Nessebar Strange looking eyes They dance to the sun My heart was broken in Bulgaria I can read Jesus Christ Written in the strangest alphabet While we swim in the Black Sea Falling thunders come down from the sky Strange looking eyes They dance to the sun My heart was broken in Bulgaria [crying birds]
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Outro 03:30

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SOCIAL MEDIA
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Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/2s21ZGxZYh6pA5bbWQRXkB
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC5teZHOmzye5xLM7mWGUS9Q
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pontiacsnatives
Instagram: www.instagram.com/pontiacsband/
Bandcamp: pontiacs.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/pontiacs
Discogs: www.discogs.com/artist/2904439-Pontiacs

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INFLUENCES
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Spacemen 3, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Asteroid No. 4, Joy Division, The Doors, Iggy & The Stooges, The Velvet Underground.
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RELATED ARTISTS
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Sudden Death of Stars, The Cult of Dom Keller, Watch Out!, The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane, Django Django, Tame Impala

credits

released February 19, 2021

(p) 2013 Pontias (c) 2020 Green Cookie Records

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BIO
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It was year 2013 and the neo-psychedelic rock scene of Santiago de Chile’s was reaching its highest point. After releasing two albums that went from a primitive and urgent garage rock to a more elaborated space rock, Pontiacs, came through with their new self-produced album, “Atacama Dreaming”. Nine songs about the nature through its different dimensions, based on reverberant and repetitive melodies of space rock, dream pop and neo-psychedelia that give form to the most detailed and polished release of the band, which has not been officially released until now. Seven years later, Green Cookies Record presents it to the public in LP format, doing justice to a work that deserved more recognition than it had original received.

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REVIEWS
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“Seriously great strong writing coupled with the sweetest of Fuzz tones and some slow burning sike outs...” --- Rocket Recordings, 2012 (UK)

“Chilean psychedelia that sneaks up, bowls you over. Like, sand dunes are the sound waves of the Earth, man.” --- Bandcamp StaffPicks, 2014

"Desert dreams of slow motion head banging. That dune over there just might be a wall of sound. Headed your way. Favorite track: Desert Sun." --- Kevin Johnston

"Rock solid effort from Pontiacs. If you're a fan of heavy psyche, space rock or stoner grooves, then this album should be on your horizon, as it features all that and a whole bunch more. An artist with a wide spectrum of sounds and styles – super dreamy! Favorite track: Copper Hills (Atacama Dreaming)." --- Michael Reilly

"Il est terrible cet album entre Néo Psyché / Kraut / Fuzz et 'Chérie j'ai bouffé tous les champis' mais sans sombrer dans le n'importe quoi !
De plus les 9 compositions ici présentées couvrent un champ lexical assez étendu et inattendu pour un album qui débarque sous l’étiquette Néo Psyché… Mais qui est tellement plus que ça ! Partant loin de toutes les chapelles sentant le renfermé. Mais ne se perdent pas en chemin !!!
ça n’est pas tous les jours qu’on découvre un groupe chilien !
Cet album est sorti originellement en 2013, et Green Cookie Rds à la brillante idée de le rééditer pour l’apporter à nos oreilles qui se régalent avec ce type de disque qui semblent sortir de nul part…
Kraut, tribalisme, Psychédélisme, Exotica, Fuzz, Space, Rock… L’Esprit au-dessus de la matière ! L’art au dessus du revivalisme…
UN PUTAIN DE MUST !!!!!
Je peux pas vous dire mieux : si vous voulez vous faire du bien, écoutez, réécoutez, réréécoutez ce disque !!!!" --- Bertrand Tappaz - Voix De Garage (show) - Radio Campus Grenoble 90.8 FM (4 March 2021) < voixdegaragegrenoble.blogspot.com/2021/03/chronique-magon-saim-elefant-talk.html >

“Atacama Dreaming” consists of 9 original compositions, taking off with “Constellations”, a dream-a-like Space Pop-A-Delic tune with a remarkable phased fuzzy neo-psych scenery. “Desert Sun” is a slower number, with lots of melodic fuzzy feedback, spacey effected with a cool ‘bubbling sound’, clearly inspired by bands like Spacemen 3. The next one, “Voices” also moves into a slow colorful pattern with reverberate guitar layers and a post-rock ala shoegaze attitude. “Copper Hills (Atacama Dreaming)” is evidence of what can happen if Iggy departs from The Psychedelic Stooges and enters The Brian Johnstown Massacre, the band builds a massive powerful fuzzy wall of sound that is completely destroyed at the end… “Jupiter Beach” is a super cool song that it could easily fit inside Spiritualized 1997’s LP “Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space”!!! “Patagonia” is a distorted-psych straight rocker with really interesting instrumentation. “After The Rainbow” is a balladesque kind of acoustic song, a haunted dark Bluesy tune with a killer cold n’ eerie harmonica sound. My personal highlight is “Bulgaria”, pounding drums reminding a hellish intoxicated intro version of “Tomorrow Never Knows”, powerful chords, strong lyrics, sharp keys, and a mind-blowing Heady-Psyche middle section with lots of effects, blistering spacey sounds, I may call it a ‘tour-de-force’ of the album! Eventually, the album closes with “Outro”, a slow acoustic number with a repetitive melody that superficially blends with waves, real sea-waves, and automatically my mind projects images from Atacama desert… A Desert that touches the Sea… So, nice, and serene, and psychedelically trippy… So, what you have here is a firsthand opportunity to grab a vinyl copy of this Chilean band and widen your horizons, give it a try you won’t be disappointed… reviewed by TimeLord Michalis (10 March 2021) < timemachine-productions.gr/2021/03/10/pontiacs-atacama-dreaming-2021-lp-green-cookie-records/ >

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