REVIEW: Brazilian Money’s “Fly Free Rock Angel”

This Montreal act makes lo-fi stoner rock.

Brazilian Money, Fly Free Rock Angel (independent)

brazilian-money-fly-free-rock-angelDespite what their name might conjure up, Montreal’s Brazilian Money takes lo-fi stoner rock to the desert, and never do it without an insane level of pop sensibility. The album is at its best on tracks that are short but mix in echo and reverb-laden guitars, delicious riffs and melodic hooks and walk the line between experimentation and catchy writing with proficiencies at the level of bands many years their senior. The space-psych exploration recalls that of groups like Tame Impala but does occasionally run into abrasive tracks that are too simple and great tracks buried in a minute of contrasting sounds. 7.5/10 Trial Track: “Tin Hammer