Causa Sui is an instrumental stoner rock quartet from Denmark which has taken the interesting habit of publishing a new album roughly every year; sometimes it’s a full-lenght release, other times it’s a live recording of one of their concerts, and in some cases it’s a collection of special recordings (sessions), more experimental and in which they are typically accompanied by other guest musicians. Whatever is the output, however, every one of their releases is always something interesting, specially for all those fans of stoner rock who still miss the sound of the glorious band Kyuss.
The last of Causa Sui’s releases is a five-chapter mini-LP named Vibraciones Doradas, which is at this point the the thirteenth official publication since their debut in 2005. The 37 minutes of the album are further divided in two sections, a first part which results relatively more lively and groovy, followed by a second section a little more introspective and with increased presence of sludgy and psychedelic elements.
In both the two parts of the album, Causa Sui delivers one of the finest stoner rock we have heard this year. From all of their songs we feel the pleasure that these four artists have in playing their music, both when they’re following tight rhythms or when they are free to float with their instruments over more relaxed rhythm sections.
Vibraciones Doradas is undoubtedly one of those jewels of the underground rock that should deserves a visibility far greater than what these talented Danes have managed to collect so far. And in this respect, every time I happen to listen one of their new releases I always find myself thinking of what could have happened in their career if the band had integrated a frontman. In fact, although the music of this group develops on the fairly classic canons of psychedelic and post-rock, I still feel that there are so many of their songs that would have benefited by evocative and engaging lyrics.