What does it sound like?:
“In Central European Time”, the third album of the Norwegian band Dig Deeper, has appeared. Dig Deeper, founded by singer / guitarist Einar Kaupang with guitarist Øystein Braut in the ranks, makes alt.country and rock with long-excited guitar parties. The band calls for atmosphere and sound reminders of acts such as War on Drugs, Grateful Dead and Neil Young, but also Jonathan Wilson, Israel Nash and Richmond Fontaine are important influences for the band. And, no worries, he sings in the English, international language of rock & roll.
‘In Central European Time’ appears via the Norwegian label Alien Agency, on vinyl and digital.The release of the album is preceded by a first single, “How Can I Be Certain”, which is already available digitally and streamed through various online music services.
In addition to previously mentioned sources of inspiration, Dig Deeper is also influenced by the American Paisley Underground scene of the 1980s (Rain Parade, Dream Syndicate, Green on Red) and – closer to the geological origins – the Swedish Quartets Som Sprangde and the Norwegian Spids Nøgenhat.
The current lineup of Dig Deeper exists next to Kaupang and Braut from Jørgen Knutsen (bass guitar) and Raymond Tungesvik (drums). Foreman Einar Kaupang writes his songs in a tradition of American root music, but from a European perspective. Guitarist Øystein Braut has a background in space and krautrock. He provides the often politically engraved texts and engraved singing lines of Kaupang with extra depth and variety with wide-ranging, psychedelic guitar scenes that linger. Six long tracks seem not to be looking long, after all.
In their own country, Dig Deeper has already made a nice name with performances at festivals and clubs spread across Norway and Europe. They are making a big name in the alt-psych scene. Won’t be long now, if you like.
‘In Central European Time’ is a very fine, excitable album worthy of much consideration.
What does it all *mean*?
I’m not sure. Ask the Dutch magazine, Front View, and Googles Translate.
Goes well with…
Nice beers and atmospheres.
Might suit people who like…
Blissful guitar music.