“In the Station doesn’t seem like anything too fancy at first. It’s produced cleanly, but not in any kind of overblown fashion, and Grand Reunion‘s songwriting is so solid that, especially the first time through their eight-track debut LP, it’s easy to say, “Okay, that’s another cool hook,” and not notice subtleties like when the organs turn to keyboard synth between opener “Eres Tan Serpiente” and second cut “Gordon Shumway,” or to miss the Latin percussion that Javier Tapia adds to Manuel Yañez‘s drumming, or the ways that guitarist Christian Spencer, keyboardist Pablo Saavedra, bassist Mario Rodríguez and Javier Tapia work to complement guitarist Cristóbal Pacheco on vocals. But all of that is happening, and as they make their way toward and through the eight-minute fuzzer “Bang Bang the Headbang,” through the soaring “Weedow” and into the acoustic-led closer “It’s Alright,” the character and maturity in Grand Reunion‘s songwriting shows itself more and more, inviting multiple listens in the most natural fashion possible: by making you want to hear it again.”
By JJ Koczan (The Obelisk).
We could not be happier on a day like this, because we were played again on the Doomed & Stoned Show, this time with our only and mighty “Weedow” song on their 13th episode of the fourth season, hosted by the maestros Billy Goate and Bucky Brown presenting Grand Reunion among bands like Clutch, High on Fire, Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Conan, King Buffalo, Windhand and so many others from the October Doom Charts!
We are so glad to be present in the October Doom Charts with our debut album, alongside such good bands that we admire like Clutch, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, among many!
“The rock and roll flavors are immersed in psychedelic fuzz, drenched in southern comfort and hopped up with heavy hitting hooks. In The Station gets better with each listen and one to keep your ears on. Countless influences including Blue Cheer, Deep Purple, Jefferson Airplane, Graveyard, Blues Pills, and Grand Funk Railroad combine to create a uniquely heavy album with modern underground appeal.
What really impresses me on repeat listens is how the tribal bongo drum sounds are so loud and so intoxicating. Something you don’t hear enough of in the genre and they really make the whole thing work and work well. TURN IT UP LOUD!”
“It’s been one hell of a busy month, but Billy Goate from Doomed & Stoned and Bucky Brown of The Ripple Effect managed to carve out time to talk about their favorite cuts from this month’s edition of the Doom Charts from www.DoomCharts.com. Here are the Top 25 albums that obsessed our listening as summer’s days came to a close and fall leaves started turning. Listen for tons of new music, as well as a few chart climbers, including bands 1968, All Them Witches, Ape Machine, Arteaga, Backwoods Payback, Brant Bjork, Brimstone Coven, Conan Clutch, Demonauta, Druid, Dunbarrow, Forming the Void, Fuzz Evil, Grusom, La Chinga, Magmakammer, Plainride, Psychic Dose, Rivers of Gore, Space Metal, The Skull, Thou, and Witchskull with bonus tracks by Older Sun and Grand Reunion!”
Between the bands Stoned Jesus, Dragonauta, Domkraft, The Skull, La Iglesia Atómica and more, Grand Reunion makes appearance with its recent single “In The Station” in the version 48 of podcast More Fuzz hosted by Mr. Weirdbeard “Get ready for another show full of heavy riffage!”
Now you can listen to Grand Reunion’s complete album “In The Station” for free on the popular YouTube channel called Stoned Medow of Doom run by music collector Clint Beed, from which thousands fans of Stoner Rock, Doom and psychedelia have had the opportunity to meet many excellent bands to which they now follow.
“Chilean heavy rockers Grand Reunion embrace a variety of vibes across the span of their debut long-player, In the Station, which undercuts the fact that it’s self-recorded in their rehearsal space with a surprisingly professional-sounding production, but South American rhythms for sure play a role in cuts like “Gordon Shumway” while the subsequent title-track takes on a more psychedelic feel early before diving into garage-minded, organ-laced fare. They very obviously have a sense of what they want to do and the ability to bring that to the proceedings, but it’s the songwriting that most immediately makes an impression throughout. I’ve put the Bandcamp player at the bottom of this post in case you’d like to dig in. I think it’s worth the time and hope you agree.”
“Grand Reunion is a newcomer on the scene bringing us a little taste of Chile tag teamed by both Latin and English tongue. The rock and roll flavors are immersed in psychedelic fuzz, drenched in southern comfort and hopped up with heavy hitting hooks. In The Station gets better with each listen and one to keep your ears on. It’s not doom, nor can you really pinpoint it from a genre standpoint. I say its damn good and will leave it at that. Countless influences including Blue Cheer, Deep Purple, Jefferson Airplane, Graveyard, Blues Pills, and Grand Funk Railroad combine to create a uniquely heavy album with modern underground appeal. You can tell this is more than just your average trio. This is a full fledged rock n roll orchestra.”
The local music magazine Rockaxis, focused mainly on the genres of rock and metal also covered the release of “In The Station”, our debut album, in two articles for its news portal, referring to our album and also our first single from same name.
About the Album:
“After a long time of preparation, Grand Reunion publishes their debut album. “In the Station” is a collection of songs that seeks to portray “the origin of their music and that special place where it is born: the rehearsal room”. In fact, the production and recording was done there. The sextet moves “in different genres of rock, but where they converge in a unique and wide sound, full of energy, deep mystical and very noisy rock and roll”. The live presentation of “In the Station” will take place on Wednesday, October 3, at Bar de René (entrance released). For now, we leave you with the Grand Reunion proposal.”
About the Single:
“Grand Reunion – ‘In the Station’ It is the first singles and is the theme that gives name to the brand new LP 2018 of Gran Reunion, The album is wide amalgam of influences; they are psychedelic landscapes, the spirit of the 60-70 classics and even the 80s, the body and weight of garage rock and, above all, the Afro-Latin rhythms of South America that differentiate them, all incorporated into a contemporary sound . Produced and recorded by Grand Reunion in his rehearsal room “The Station”, this album is about that very thing, the origin of his music and that special place where he is born; the rehearsal room. In this album, the 6 Chileans let their ideas and imagination flow for more than 3 years to finally give life to this almost musical full-length film, later mixed in Artisan Studio SCL, and mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Paul Gilbert, Public Enemy, Stone Sour, The Winery Dogs, etc.) at PLX Studio NY In the station is the culmination of a period full of musicality and new musical horizons.”