The Oscillation – Cable Street Sessions review

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The Cable Street Sessions comprises of 4 live in session tracks scheduled for release on 23 June 2014 by Cardinal Fuzz (CFUL024). It is available from Cardinal Fuzz online shop 
The Oscillation was originally the brainchild of Demian Castellanos who is joined by Bassist Tom Relleen and drummer Valentina Magaletti. Their brand of liquid psyche is described as some of the heaviest and best kraut-a-delic music out there.
The Cable Street sessions consists of tracks All You Want to Be; Corridor (Parts 1 and 2); Somewhere to Go and Descent.

The Cable Street Sessions is an accomplished offering which has a great selection of songs to showcase The Oscillation’s talent. The rhythm section on each track has a very tight sound which really drives them along and generates a solid groove. The guitar playing accompanies this very well with a mix of heavy chunky riffing and solos. The chosen effects also work really well to create part of The Oscillation’s signature sound. The Cable Street Sessions is very impressive listening the first time but gets better and better the more you listen to it. There are some nuances and subtleties that you seem to hear on successive listenings. Just make sure you turn it up. And if you can get to see them live, on this basis of this release you certainly won’t be disappointed.

All You Want to Be opens the Cable Street Sessions with a very chunky riff and great groove which is maintained throughout the track. The effects add a psychedelic edge added to by the vocals. The guitar solo maintains the drive against the solid rhythm backing.

Corridor also has a great groove but has a heavier feel. Again great use of effects and vocals to create a heavy psychedelic sound. The groove slows somewhat to some great feedback effects followed by some great solo playing which rounds the song out.

Somewhere To Go is a cover of the classic song by The Deviants. The Oscillation do an outstanding cover version with drive and energy, sounding true to the original whilst maintaining their own unique sound.

Descent is the final track and opens with some great guitar effects which are hard to describe but somewhere between feedback, pick scrape, flanger and rotary speaker. This leads into a chunky riff which evolves slowly with great feedback and effects. There is an almost middle-eastern feel which builds and retains intensity throughout the song, releasing it towards the end.