Pyramid of the Sun

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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Like fellow post-instrumental bands named after sports cars (Delorean and Trans Am, for instance), Maserati makes galloping instrumentals that are atmospheric but punchy. The band recorded Pyramid of the Sun over the course of 2009 and 2010, using vintage gear like Moog keyboards and Roland Space Echoes to give it an authentic space rock sound. A straight play, from start to end, the album thrives on the hypnotic rhythmic drive of Krautrockers like Neu!, with bulky synth riffs that make many of the songs sound like the intro to Van Halen's version of "Dancing in the Streets," or Jan Hammer's "Theme from Miami Vice," only beefed up, elongated, and entangled in guitar ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Like fellow post-instrumental bands named after sports cars (Delorean and Trans Am, for instance), Maserati makes galloping instrumentals that are atmospheric but punchy. The band recorded Pyramid of the Sun over the course of 2009 and 2010, using vintage gear like Moog keyboards and Roland Space Echoes to give it an authentic space rock sound. A straight play, from start to end, the album thrives on the hypnotic rhythmic drive of Krautrockers like Neu!, with bulky synth riffs that make many of the songs sound like the intro to Van Halen's version of "Dancing in the Streets," or Jan Hammer's "Theme from Miami Vice," only beefed up, elongated, and entangled in guitar delays. It's the kind of music that seems perfect for a soundtrack, or better yet, a car commercial.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • Label: Temporary Residence
  • UPC: 656605317229
  • Catalog Number: 53172
  • Sales rank: 64,111

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maserati Primary Artist
Nathan Brown Synthesizer
Matt Cherry Group Member
Chris McNeal Group Member
Gerhardt Fuchs Group Member
Sara Berger Vocals
Caley Dennis Group Member
Technical Credits
Denis Blackham Mastering
Erik Wofford Engineer
Steve Moore Composer
Joel Hatstat Engineer
Lil Fuchs Artwork
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