Longing To Be The Mountain

by King Buffalo

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lovepsy during listening to this album its feels like the tracks arrangement pure purpose is to create a certain vibe and feeling- to let you be the mountain.
check them out! far out album. Favorite track: Sun Shivers.
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Byron Harrison Not sure one can pick just ONE favorite track, from any of this trio's albums...every single album is complete, from beginning to end, with absolutely no filler. Just incredible! Favorite track: Eye Of The Storm.
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sird500 Short, but sweet review!... In my opinion quite simply EXCELLENCE!
Easily 5/5!
If you like/appreciate Heavy Rock (variants of) / well crafted music in general I will be very surprised if you do not like this (this band)... WELL worth the purchase regardless of format (although for me / my system the CD is the way to go. :-) Favorite track: Eye Of The Storm.
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Morning Song 09:49
Sun Shivers 03:29
Cosmonaut 03:57
Quickening 04:19


Written and recorded by King Buffalo in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory in 2018.

All arrangements by King Buffalo (c) 2018
Produced by Ben McLeod
Engineered by Grant Husselman
Mixed by Sean McVay
Mastered by Bernie Matthews
Acoustic Guitar by Ben McLeod
Artwork by Adrian Dexter

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released October 12, 2018

"A TOP-TEN KIND OF ALBUM." – theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/08/02/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain-release/

"IN THE END, THE LISTENER CAN ONLY TURN BACK FOR REPEAT VISITS, THE THRILL OF HEARING IT ALL UNFOLD ONCE AGAIN." - www.popmatters.com/king-buffalo-sun-shivers-2591780809.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

"LONGING TO BE THE MOUNTAIN IS TIMELESS ROCK MUSIC, GREATER THAN ANY ONE GENRE." - thechainworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-mountain.html

"PSYCH-INFLECTED STONER ROCK TRIO KING BUFFALO ARE ON THE RISE" - loudwire.com/king-buffalo-new-song-quickening/

"BETWEEN MONOTONOUS AND BOMBASTIC, THERE LIVES PURE MAGIC." - spaderess.blogspot.com/2018/09/dagens-musiktips-king-buffalo-quickening.html

"MEDITATE ON THE AWESOMENESS" - www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2018/09/24/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

"A NEW LEVEL FOR KING BUFFALO, ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2018" - theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/09/27/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain-review/

"A BAND POISED ON THE EDGE OF GREATNESS" - www.echoesanddust.com/2018/10/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

"THIS IS A BAND IN ASCENSION. DON'T MISS OUT" - newnoisemagazine.com/review-king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

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"BREAKTHROUGH" - theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/10/05/king-buffalo-interview-me/

"DAZZLING ALBUM...ONE OF THE MOST SENSATIONAL RECORDS OF THE YEAR" - velho-coyote.blogspot.com/2018/10/review-king-buffalo-longing-to-be.html

"KING BUFFALO ASCEND TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL" - www.echoesanddust.com/2018/10/under-the-influence-with-scott-donaldson-from-king-buffalo/

"ATMOSPHERIC...MEDITATIVE, HYPNOTIC" - rockblogbluesspot.com/2018/10/12/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

"RECORD OF THE YEAR...WITHOUT A DOUBT" - denpafuzz.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

"TRACKS ARE PEAKING WITH INTENSE RIFFS" - deepbeneath.com/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

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"SWIRLING STONER HURRICANE" - www.hooked-on-music.de/CD-Reviews3/King_Buffalo/Longing_To_Be_The_Mountain.html?band_id=8981

"TREMENDOUS...JAW-DROPPING" - rotation11.com/albums/King-Buffalo/Longing-to-be-the-Mountain/

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"A DELICIOUS ADDICTIVE ALBUM" - www.metalfan.nl/reviews.php?id=10735

"CONCISE AND EXPANSIVE AS IT IS DYNAMIC" - lecanalauditif.ca/critiques/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

"PSYCHEDELIC...DISCOVERY" - rockmetalmag.fr/king-buffalo-video-single-cosmonaut/

"A COSMIC LUSHNESS" - theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/11/26/king-buffalo-cosmonaut-video/?fbclid=IwAR3Bus9B32mEWk00LkYPZf5k5-qQCJ39-egiRE3-aPEHoBs1VFUeUBucMdc

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"INTROSPECTIVE AND STELLAR" - doomcharts.com/2018/12/04/doom-chart-november-2018/

"FIERCE...COMPELLING...DIFFERENT" - www.bluesmagazine.nl/recensie-king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

"I AM NOW CONVINCED KB WHILE MAKE GREAT MUSIC FOR MANY YEARS" - muzycznyzbawicielswiata.blogspot.com/2018/12/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-mountain-2018.html

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"RECORD OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2018, ATMOSPHERIC AND SPLENDID" - www.eclipsed.de/de/aktuell/music-time-and-space-vol-69

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"IN ITS MELODY, PATIENCE, ATMOSPHERE AND HEFT, IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO BEHOLD, #2 BEST ALBUM OF 2018" - theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/12/20/top-30-of-2018/

"THESE GUYS DESERVE MORE ATTENTION, #15 BEST ALBUM OF 2018" - progressivemusicplanet.com/2018/12/22/top-20-of-2018-the-chris-edition/

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"#4 BEST FUZZ / DESERT / STONERROCK ALBUM OF 2018" - fastnbulbous.com/lucky-18/

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#6 BEST PSYCHEDELIA RECORD OF 2018" - www.tomorrowhittoday.it/2018/12/23/i-20-migliori-dischi-di-rock-psichedelico-del-2018/

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"#27 BEST ALBUM OF 2018" - Vegas Rock Revolution tinyurl.com/ybgb425g

"#5 BEST ALBUM OF 2018" - stonerhive.blogspot.com/2018/12/number-5.html

"#1 BEST ALBUM OF 2018" Antoon - www.eindhovenrockcity.nl/2018/12/29/de-album-jaarlijsten-van-de-eindhoven-rockcity-redactie-2018/

"EDITORS PICK, BEST ALBUM OF 2018" - www.premierguitar.com/articles/28321-pg-editors-best-albums-of-2018?page=4

"#11 ON DECEMBER DOOM CHARTS" - doomcharts.com/2019/01/01/doom-charts-december-2018/

"A SNEAKING HIGHLIGHT OF 2018" - www.metalglory.com/king-buffalo-usa-longing-mountain/

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"A COMPELLING HEAD LICKER" - www.terrorverlag.com/rezensionen/king-buffalo/longing-mountain/

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"BE CARRIED AWAY BY KB'S SPACE EPICS" - www.metalinside.de/review/king-buffalo/longing-to-be-the-mountain

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"A RECORD BETWEEN FEATHERY PSYCH AND MASSIVE JAM ROCK" - reverbisforlovers.com/review-king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountains/

"CAPTURES THAT 70S JAMSESSION THRILL" - www.curt.de/muenchen/king-buffalo/

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"EXTRAVAGANT AND EFFERVESCENT ARRANGEMENTS" - rdl.de/beitrag/stoner-rock-special-16092018-playlist

"#5 BEST ALBUM OF 2018" - morefuzz.net/what-the-fuzz/mr-greenglass-top-10-albums-2018/

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"BRILLANT 14/15" -https://www.betreutesproggen.de/2019/01/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

"#1 BEST ALBUM OF 2018, LTBTM OOZES ITS WAY INTO YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS" - morefuzz.net/what-the-fuzz/mr-darkstar-top-20-albums-of-2018/

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"AN AUDIO JOURNEY ONLY FEW BANDS COULD TAKE" - ultramichigan.com/review-king-buffalos-latest-album-longing-to-be-the-mountain/

"HYPNOTIC AND FASCINATING OPUS" - rock-station.over-blog.com/2018/10/king-buffalo-longing-to-be-mountain-2018.html


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“King Buffalo is a psychedelic trio in the classic format, whose expansive and thunderous music is a powerful concoction of heavy psych, blues, and stoner rock. Texturally rich and oozing with psychedelic goodness, yet honed and driving in the next blink of an eye. Their efforts coupled with their impressive live show, quickly gained them an international audience.” - Sludgelord ... more


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