"The fuzz runs deep, and if King Buffalo build on what they present on ‘Orion’ in the right way, they could easily be a bright spot in the next generation of heavy psychedelia. After looking forward to hearing their first album, I have even higher hopes for the next one."
"they benefit greatly from the open creativity on display in Orion‘s tracks and from that sense of exploration of their sound and their dynamic. It would be a great third LP, but factoring in that this is their first, Orion is even more impressive for the cohesion that so clearly rests beneath all that exploration and the skill with which the band walks the line between the two. No question it will stand among the best debuts of 2016."
"we are pleased to be streaming a new track from the record titled “Orion Subsiding”, which takes listeners on a subdued, mellowed out musical journey with haunting vocals and atmospheric tendencies. As the track progresses, it crescendos into a loud, arena blasting anthem before ultimately becoming subdued once again, ending how it started. Check out the track for yourself below and you can pre-order the album now."
" "Sleeps on A Vine" is fucking hypnotizing, engulfing you in a crescendo instrumental and rhythmic which finishes with another explosive sandy storm. To highlight the vocal timbre of Sean McVay plunking down to Ozzy Osbourne , one of his idols to be sure. "Kerosene" has a lot of 'groove' rhythmic guitar but it is still another great song of Heavy Psych 70's of good. "Down from the Sky " lowers the excessiveness 'Fuzz' for acoustic delight us with a good melody. The "Planet Caravan" particularly these King Buffalo ..." - translated from spanish
"This album is fantastic and I've listened to it several times in the past couple of days. Honestly, I've had a hard time getting the rest of my reviews done for this week because I keep wanting to come back to this album. Bias got me to listen once but the fact it's fantastic has me on about my 20th spin in the last 72 hours or so. I could go through each track individually but the fact is they're all good, they all alternate between big fat grooves and trippy progressive grooves and there isn't a song I've skipped over at any point yet. The only hard part of this review is picking just one or two tracks to call my favorite, they're all f'ing great! "
"For a debut album this is highly impressive stuff, which leaves us wanting more. It’s a fulfilling listen with zero filler (highly remarkable for stoner rock) and works as a whole too. King Buffalo have a sound in their heads and they are prepared to stick to their guns in delivering it. That they have succeeded is a welcome sing and we can only hope they continue in this vein. Say hello to the new kids in town, they’ve got a real treat in store for you here."
a three piece heavily focused on writing songs with intention and also the capacity for change. We try to weave guitar forward music with atmospheric soundscapes. Somebody told us that it sounds like cooking your retinas trying to look at the horizon for too long
JJ starts talking about King Buffalo around 1:09:45.
King Buffalo’s music is concise but it’s also psychedelic and free. Each note is hit with diligence, the builds take their time to unfold and every moment of these 45 minutes contributes something to the greater picture.
Great riding the psychedelic stoner, such as All Them Witches also showcased so well last year. King also Buffalo is not the excessive power and the more feeling, and also a front man with a good supporting voice.
It’s an album rife with organic, flowing grooves, nighttime expanses and memorable progressions…
"King Buffalo’s music is concise but it’s also psychedelic and free. Each note is hit with diligence, the builds take their time to unfold and every moment of these 45 minutes contributes something to the greater picture. “Drinking from the River Rises” summarizes “Orion” neatly and therefore makes for a solid conclusion to this very impressive debut"
"sweeping blues-tinged Americana undercurrents rip against spine tingling layers of reverb"
“It’s exciting to watch a band develop from a promising demo early on, knowing there was something truly remarkable on the horizon, progressing into… a masterful full length album."
"The sound on this record is unrelenting and awash with atmosphere."
“Cool, mellow and restrained blanket over the music monotonous, suggestive aggression. Together they form a contained chaos of meditative exploration.
"Experience a perfect commotion of growing and transcendent satisfaction.”
“Deliciously fuzzed out and psychedelic in all its mid-tempo grind and glory, King Buffalo takes the sludgy dirge of stoner rock and opens it up to a thunderous and very dynamic trot."