Macedonian Lines is the fifth studio album by the American desert rock band Yawning Man, released on June 14, 2019 through Heavy Psych Sounds. The album was recorded at Gatos Trail Studio in Joshua Tree, California.
Macedonian Lines is a darker and heavier album than Yawning Man's previous releases. The band has said that they wanted to create an album that was more "visceral" and "emotional". The album features a more psychedelic sound than their previous work, with extended jams and improvised sections.
The album was met with positive reviews from critics. AllMusic praised the album's "heavy, beautiful, and delicate" sound, and said that it was "a further maturing of melody, dynamics and emotion in the band's songwriting". The album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Album.
The album's title track, "Macedonian Lines", is a seven-minute instrumental that features a slow, heavy groove and psychedelic guitar solos. The song is named after the Macedonian Lines, a series of fortifications that were built in the 19th century to protect the Ottoman Empire from Russia.
Other notable tracks on the album include "The Search", "The Space Between", and "The Dream". "The Search" is a slow, bluesy jam that features a wah-wah guitar solo. "The Space Between" is a psychedelic instrumental that features a droning guitar riff and a spacey atmosphere. "The Dream" is a slow, atmospheric ballad that features a beautiful guitar melody.
Macedonian Lines is a strong album from Yawning Man. The band has continued to evolve their sound, and this album is a testament to their creativity and musicianship. The album is a must-have for fans of desert rock, stoner rock, and psychedelic rock.
|Sub-Genre: Desert / Eclectic / Psychedelic.|
|Catalog No: HPS105.|