You have to applaud Carbon Records head Joe Tunis (aka Joe + N) for always seeking out worthwhile collaboration partners. Previously working together with Anthony Milton, Sindre Bjerga and now Stone Baby, these pairings always turned out to be wonderful low-key treasures hiding out in the foggy lands between heavy psych and burning drone.
“Destruction for Appetite” definately belongs to the heavy psych part of Tunis’ collaborations and don’t mistake the album’s title, and track titles for some kind of hardrock mockery here. These are serious psychedelic guitar burners and I trust these guys to never make a fool of one of the greatest heavy rock albums of all time. Right….guys?
But back to the music, there’s three tracks, not counting the somewhat discordant, chaotic intro, all involving psychedelic guitar work outs and all basking in lo-fi feedback, “Mr Stone Brown” (hah) feels like a 16 minute long intro to the rest of the album. Slowly unfolding patterns surrounded by hushed feedback, the kind of thing you’d expect when going to a smoky Bardo Pond gig where you find out those guys are way too stoned to rock out. “O' Mine Sweet Child” starts off similarly but gradually evolves into a thick puddle of psych-guitar and desperate howls. It’s unfortunate the drums are so far back in the mix which makes the track lose some of the tribal force that it certainly has.
During “Queen Rocket” Joe and the gang try to mix up the heavy psych with the burning drone. The guitar motifs are stretched out and sewn together by a lingering electricity. A fitting closer to an album that’s perfect for a hung over Sunday afternoon. You might have just found your cure here. 6/10 -- Joris Heemskerk (10 December, 2008)