GANJAS, THE

GENERATION (BYM RECORDS)

GANJAS, THE - GENERATION 156094
Format:
1 LP
Release:
30.12.2022
Label:
BYM RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
156094
Barcode:
5056321659170
New Studio Album after long 8 years! Produced by Jack Endino in Chile and Mastered by Tony Cousins (The Verve, The Stone Roses) at Metropolis Studios U.K, Lacquer cut by Richard Simpson (Beck, Flamin' Groovies, Lou Reed).

After 8 long years The Ganjas returns with a new studio album, a joint production between Jack Endino and the band.

Like the 2012 album 'Resistance', this LP combines sounds and styles that have marked the band since its inception; long space rock songs, neo grunge guitars, Manchester-reggae rhythms, and ballads with R&B vocal harmonies.

For fans of: Sundial, Keith Richards, The Stone Roses, Swervedriver A job that very well summarizes the more than 20 years of uninterrupted career.

After the compilation album ?Ghost River ? (2015) and having finished the European tour in September of the same year, the drummer changed, the long-lived founder Aldo Benincasa left and Nes entered, who had already replaced him on a couple of occasions.

In March 2017 they embark on a trip to El Me?dano a mountain refuge that is on the border between Chile and Argentina, and in there for several days they shaped the songs that gave life to this album.

Then, in 2018, Jack Endino, an old acquaintance of the group, travels from Seattle to Santiago to record 10 songs with different nuances and colors, lyrics in English and Spanish, radio cuts and long durations, rock, groovy and power ballads, at Estudios Lautaro.

The album has songs like 'America' and 'Ex-Pilot' an opening and closing of almost 10 minutes in a cadenced and hypnotic groovy march, spatial and psychedelic in the purest style of The Verve's A Northern Soul album.

While 'Space Trees' and '10.000 An?os' are short, powerful, fast and acid songs with the grunge and alternative rock stamp that sounded in the 90's, nothing to envy to Sundial and Swervedriver.

There is room for Manchester-reggae moments in 'New Berlin', an instrumental dance song that was born in that city thanks to the collaboration with Andre?s Bucci and 'Listen To The Lion', a trippy and deep Dub-Reggae cut.

R&B ballads have always been part of the group's work and on this album they stand out with 'Generation', the title that gives the album its name, with a sound reminiscent of Keith Richards solo songs and the emotional nirvana-esque 'Far Along The Way'.

The mix was carried out in 2019 between Seattle and Santiago de Chile, during upheaval and social protests as a result of the October outbreak and was mastered in 2020 at the Metropolis studios in the U.K.

by Tony Cousins, an engineer who had already worked with The Verve and The Stone Roses, influences recognized by The Ganjas.

Due to the pandemic the release was postponed to the end of 2022. For the likes of: Sundial, Keith Richards, The Stone Roses, Swervedriver.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. AMERICA
  • 1.2. SPACE TREES
  • 1.3. NEW BERLIN
  • 1.4. GENERATION
  • 1.5. 10,000 AN~OS
  • 1.6. LISTEN TO THE LION
  • 1.7. FAR ALONG THE WAY
  • 1.8. EX-PILOT