Ursprünglich eine Jazz-Combo, haben sich CB3 in den letzten Jahren immer stärker dem Psychedelic Rock zugewandt. Den vorläufigen Höhepunkt dieser Entwicklung
markiert das im Januar 2018 veröffentliche Album From Nothing To Eternity, auf dem die Band ihre Liebe zur Improvisation mit der Musik jener Bands verbinden, aus der sie einen Großteil ihrer Inspiration ziehen: Led Zeppelin, King Crimson & Pink Floyd.
Ihre Herkunft können sie dabei natürlich nicht gänzlich verbergen, aber gerade das macht die interessante Mischung aus.
Bisher waren CB3 vorrangig in Skandinavien unterwegs, dabei aber schon mit namenhaften Bands wie Kikagaku Moyo, Kaleidobolt, Monolord, Spaceslug und Hällas. Am 28.02.2020 erschien ihr neues Album AEONS über The Sign Records.
“'From Nothing To Eternity' is a real gem of an album...an album that once again shows that Sweden is the place to be with regard to top notch psych jamming. [...] it is an album that needs to be heard and, indeed, any traveler along the psychedelic highway NEEDS this in their life. As previously alluded to, how this band are not lauded is beyond me but hopefully this release will change that and CB3 become permanent fixtures on psych's top table.”
“[...] this is colossal, heavy and dense, a brooding behemoth flavoured in a primordial tapestry ghosted upon a snaking Eastern sent mistral, its desert dry atmospherics poised, majestic and sky fired upon a deeply alluring cinematic skin weaving out at deeply intoxicating brew of stoned out mind altering stratospheric mantras.”
“[...] an album rife with heavy psychedelic character amid jazz-hued influences and a broad sense of atmosphere. [...] Heavy psych heads with a hankering for jammy fare will delight no doubt at what CB3 bring forth in From Nothing to Eternity‘s flowing course [...].”
“[...] and what has been heard is a terrific debut from a band that, apparently, has been going since 2013. As such their debut has been a long time coming, but by the same token those four years have been far from wasted. I hope that they’ve got more of this in the vault because listening to this album, although mostly improvised, provides me with a cogent and coherent sonic experience that really makes me want to hear more.”
“An exploratory journey through repetitive riffs, majestic flights of guitar fancy, jazz freakout rhythm section and a strong sense of smoky dub to give it all a heady atmosphere, this is as psychedelic as it gets. The calm, meditative moments are met by oceans of rage as the music fills every corner of your mind. One moment you will be casually drifting along to some appreciative drumming, the next you are thrust into the outer rims of a storm, battered by the collision of instruments. It’s a inner thrill ride, head music for the brave, a frightening pill for the uninitiated. It’s been a strong year for deep psych and this release can stand alongside bands such as Earthling Society and The Cosmic Dead as one of the highlights.”
|2018||Cult of the Crystals (Live EP)|
|2018||From Nothing To Eternity|
|2016||Live in Action!|
|2015||Charlottas Burnin' Trio|
|12. 08. 21||Park Sommar / Udevalla (se)|