Soma Sound

Soma Sound

Soma Sound is making significantly better psychadelic jam rock than normal. I usually hate this genre, but I found myself listening to this for a long time without complaining. I do wish that the track on their BandCamp called “15 Minute Ride” were fifteen minutes long though. It comes up short at ten minutes and forty seconds. It’s a live track though, which is probably why I liked it more. This kind of music is always better live than recorded and over produced. Jam bands are meant for playing shows. I would actually probably like the genre way more if every single recording from every psychedelic rock or jam band were live.

Really. This “15 Minute Ride” track is totally enjoyable. Even if you don’t like jam music,  check this out. It’s sparkly. It grooves. It builds. It does everything you expect an eleven minute long jam to do, but for some reason it’s way more captivating. I didn’t expect this to hold my attention for nearly this long. Those are the good kinds of surprises.

These guys have way more tracks on their SoundCloud. I like “Southern Flavor” pretty good. I’m from the South, and I don’t really think this song is very southern, but what’s in a name? Right? This is a pretty good track with some strange sounding instruments.

Soma Sound is a great name for a jam band. I was sort of expecting them to be way more ambient, but I’m glad they weren’t. That would’ve been too predictable.