Waves roll into the new year from Mexico, waves that spawn the surf guitar sound of Sys Malakian. The cover art and title of his new long player, Unknown Creatures, reveal that this isn’t necessarily summer music. No, this is mysterious, alternative surf rock with song titles like Infinite Space, Bioluminiscencia, and Giant Squid Domain. The guitar virtuoso creates a cinematic atmosphere, where all 12 instrumental tracks hold your attention, and despite the lack of lyrics manage to conjure up stories in your brain.
Unknown Creatures is out now digitally and on random color vinyl LP through Otitis Media Records.