Sadhu Sadhu are a noisy psych-rock three-piece from Chicago. This is a live recording that they released as a cassette/CD-R a while ago.
I guess monolithic is the key word when describing their sound. They’ll find a big groove and stick to it with few permutations throughout an entire song. The dramatic guitar riffs, hypnotic basslines and lurching rhythms remind me of a lot of 70s and 80s music that I like. Like a lot of sweet bands from that era, their music is bleak and somewhat devoid of colour, while at the same time hypnotic and exhilarating.
Their Myspace page says that they’re in the studio working on an album. This excites me. While I did enjoy listening to this, it’s a fairly messy recording, hard to hear a lot of what’s going on. I’d really like to hear what these guys can pull off with some actual production.