other bands stuck within their creative process or completely dissolve,
COOGANS BLUFF managed to reinvent themselves during challenging times.
Their singer left the band 2012 and bassist Clemens Marasus took the
job whereupon their unique sound and own
style completely emerged.
Stone magazine paid hommage by describing the band as a "blend of
60s/70s-Hardrock, Hippie-Funk and some kind of Captain Beefheartesque
Blues deconstruction". Some call it "Retro" but it is hard to find many
others combining Krautrock, Progressive and even Space-, Psychedelic-,
Stoner- and Bluesrock in such an unusual way. Their songs are bulky as
they are catchy and the groove leaves enough space for melodies and
details to unfold.
And now here is "Flying To The Stars". An
unintentional concept album. Individually written song parts seemed to
be interwound organically and form one primary theme, once combined
with the artwork and lyrics it all came together. This only turned out
at the end of the process and the band itself says: "It is a bit like
the movie Interstellar ... but without the cheesy ending. The state of
our world is similar because of scrambling social structures, religious
conflicts on a global scale, famine and a renaissance of reactionary
ideologies – in short: we should seek a fresh start."
be better for a new beginning than a lift off to space That's exactly
what, COOGANS BLUFF thought, so come onboard and join them on this
intergalactic exploration! The nearly 13 minutes long opening track is
that rocket launch and the beginning of our journey. "Flying to the
stars – with my spaceship very fast – to find a place above – full of
love", says the spaceman floating in the vast darkness.
statement above, the whole concept should not been taken this seriously
since the band has a very characteristical sense of humor and
Lightweight approach regarding their image. The music on the other hand
is played with pure dedication. Thorough and carefully executed.
BLUFF is a band that knows how to combine the best of both worlds ...
in fact best of some more worlds/far more than two actually. With a
sound that is retro and contemporary at the same time they win over the
hearts of Retro-Rock traditionalists and still show experimental, fresh
and daring ideas. Buckle up, kick back and listen without distraction!
We'll meet again in outer space.