Schubmodul - Lost in Kelp Forest

I never heard the band and never heard the terminus Schubmodul in German. So I checked with a little help by Wikipedia what is a Schubmodul.

In englisch it means shear modulus, which is a terminus from materials science, denoted by G, or sometimes S or μ, is a measure of the elastic shear stiffness of a material and is defined as the ratio of shear stress to the shear strain. A shear modulus is the expression of a mechanical tension. And, as we know, creativity is the productive handling of tensions. Now enough with scientific and philosophic chatter.

Ze German trio SCHUBMODUL presents their second album 'LOST IN KELP FOREST', offering a blend of desert elements and psychedelic spaces. The mainly instrumental tracks are accompanied by narrator voices, creating a coherent fictional story over dense atmospheric soundscapes. Leveraging various musical styles like heavy psychedelia, desert rock, and post-rock, the band immerses listeners in captivating atmospheres with colossal riffs and captivating melodies. Inspired by bands like Color Haze´s lingering melodies, Elder´s guitar work, and God is an astronaut´s sense for cinematographic soundscapes, Schubmodul´s harmonies embrace the essence of the desert.


The album, recorded in August 2023 at Tonmeisterei in Oldenburg, Germany, was completed in just six days.


Tracks like 'Voyage' and 'Emerald Maze' introduce listeners to the mesmerizing tale with stoner elements and carefully crafted melodies. 'Renegade one' and 'Silent Echoes' continue this journey, offering a mix of psycho-progressive and heavy-psych tones. 'Ascension' showcases the band's versatility with a blend of stoner-doom, post-rock, and kraut influences.


The album culminates with 'Revelations', featuring crunchy riffs and dreamy melodies that provide a fitting end to this impressive sonic journey.