Doom heavyweights SONS OF OTIS, notoriously famous for producing some of the heaviest space rock humans have ever experienced, have teamed up with young psychonauts QUEEN ELEPHANTINE to release a split on Concrete Lo-Fi Records. The disc is due out mid-March. The three-track, forty-five-minute album is deathly slow, with meditative psychedelic vibes driving through the entire breadth of this collection. By the end of it, the listener can expect to have lost all grasp on real time and space. The SONS OF OTIS tracks — their first releases since 2004's "X" — are terrifyingly bare, with piercing other-wordly sounds attacking from the glow of a distant planet. "SONS OF OTIS are heroes... 'Tales Of Otis' has less notes than I have fingers and yet the song sends shivers down my back every time I listen to it," said 17-year-old QUEEN ELEPHANTINE frontman Indrayudh Shome. QUEEN ELEPHANTINE, who gathered a small following through their CDR split with ELDER in 2006, contribute a single 26-minute epic titled "The Battle Of Massacoit/The Weapon Of The King Of Gods". The paralysis-inducing song slowly leads through several phases of droning mantra, opening portals and doorways down to the core of the Earth. "I think cats will dig it. It's very organic and jammy. Hit a bong and lay back and enjoy the ride," suggests Ken Baluke of SONS OF OTIS.
01. Tales Of Otis (SONS OF OTIS) - 7:52
02. Oxazejam (SONS OF OTIS) - 9:57
03. The Battle Of Massacoit/The Weapon Of The King Of Gods (QUEEN ELEPHANTINE) - 25:51