C.so Alessandria, 141
15057 TORTONA (AL)
Canyon Spree is a Berlin-based four piece sometimes referred to as psychedelic, occult garage, western movie soundtrack or, interestingly enough, medieval surf. Their music thrives on myths and images, a closed-eyed cinematic escape from the dry plains of Terrence Malick's Badlands to the Transylvanian mountains, burrowing through hostile forests and cyclops' cave. The band's sound combines melodic hooks, raw and bright guitar tones drenched with reverb and echo.
Canyon Spree released their first LP - Garden of Evil - in April 2015 on French record labels Azbin Records and Beast Records. The twelve songs on the album were captured in fall 2014 on an ancient 24-track tape recorder at the Hit Fountain studio in Berlin. The titular garden of evil isn't a solitary location - it's simultaneously the destination after a harrowing journey through the desert in a classic Western film, the forbidden location where two schoolgirls pledge their lives to Satan or the torture garden where Vlad the Impaler abandoned his victims. The image-filled musical world of Canyon Spree takes shape within the realm of this haven of darkness, of moonlit meadows and sunburnt plains. The soft and surfy sounds of the guitars occasionally turns into a fuzz roar, as they howl alongside the almost tribal beats of the drums. The sound of an organ calls for the gathering of witches, mesmerizing, both mournful and lighthearted. From the depths of the canyon, reverberates the communion of the spree.