Guitarist and vocalist Christian Peters discusses this first excerpt: « It is the first song we did after Richard had left the band. It came out from a series of jam sessions. The song topic seems to be about growing up, or maybe growing up responsibly. Kind of a coming of age thing, wrapped in heavy riffs and Pink Floydish-psychedelia, plus some kind of Indian raga theme. It’s pretty much what one can consider as ‘classic SBE’-material already, I think. It may be interesting to know that Richard, who did not play any instruments, but again recorded the album, also contributed some nice ideas in the process, like having me play the backward solo or putting in some vintage tape-effects. we are all very happy with the outcome of this song in particular and hope you will enjoy. there is much more on the album. »
SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT‘s fourth album « One with the Universe » is a culmination of all their works and truly a hard hitting cosmic invitation for floating into their universe of spiritual progression. The most evolutionary development compared to previous albums is the cosmic usage of analog synthesizers, keyboards and effects, while not losing focus on catchiness and well-rendered songwriting.
These five new epics subtly integrate flashes from Jimi Hendrix´ « Electric Ladyland“, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath, with Canterbury Prog elements à la Caravan and the fuzzed-out riffs of Kyuss. « One with the Universe » can not be put just into one genre: it is a multifaceted heavy rock album with tons of soul, courage and originality.
The artwork for « One With The Universe » was designed by French painter Michel Bassot.
New album « One With The Universe »
Out May 12th on Electric Magic Records
2. Sad Guru Returns
3. Glorious Daze
4. One with the Universe
5. Eastern Sun & Western Moon
SBE have played some of the major festivals on the European and North American ground, rocking Hellfest, Austin Psych Levitation, Psycho California, Devilstone, Reverence Valada, several times at Desertfest London and Berlin, and many others events including headlining spots at scene festivals across Europe.
SBE upcoming tour dates:
25.03 – Roma (IT) Defrag
31.03 – Osnabrück (DE) Westwerk
01.04 – München (DE) Under The Black Moon Festival
02.04 – Leipzig (DE) Werk 2
22.04 – Barcelona (SP) Riff Ritual Festival
29.04 – Berlin (DE) Desertfest
30.04 – London (UK) Desertfest
12.05 – Berlin (DE) Zukunft am Ostkreuz – Stummfilm Special
13.05 – Berlin (DE) Zukunft am Ostkreuz – Official release party
14.05 – Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
15.05 – Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
16.05 – Bielefeld (DE) Forum
17.05 – Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
18.05 – Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
19.05 – Paris (FR) Le Backstage
20.05 – Köln (DE) Underground
11.08 – Finkenbach (DE) Finki Festival