Released in concurrence with their six-song EP, "Pneuma" (available for purchase at galaxyoftar.com
), Galaxy of Tar has joined forces with Lapdance Academy to release the free download of "Volatile Glass." These two songs act as a paramount example of the band's love for the Latin psychedelia of 70s-era Santana with the poly-rythmic grooves and atmospheric poetry of groups like Tool and A Perfect Circle.
As Christopher Longoria writes: "A reverberating bass line (Samuel Fernandez) shapes their new bloodlines. It pushes through the dead skin, thumping a pulse out of dried veins. The guitar; torn aluminum (Nemanja Rebic) shocks their heart into new palpitations and scrapes the skin like sharp licks through a chaos. Properly and evenly scarred the drum pushes their new palpitations into a new rhythm. Drums that are simultaneously a driving force and a shield. Drums that co-founding member Elias Diaz has developed out of a fabric of influence from his Dominican Republic and musical rebirth in New York. The native voice, the tar poetic, the unkneeling pneuma of co-founding member Naima Mora guides the reborn through this galaxy of metals, industry, and rhythm.
(Oh... and, yeah, Naima won season four of America's Next Top Model, if that type of thing floats your boat. But here at the Academy, we think the music stands up well enough on it's own.)