This extraterrestrial band could not possibly go unnoticed. Henge has undoubtedly challenged all the conventions of modern rock. “Zpor”, the only humanoid of the band, claims to have travelled to Earth in the name of rave, and him, along with his travelers, come to deliver a message of peace with their music.
They refer to their genre as “cosmic dross”, which they claimed to have played in many planets across the galaxy.
In past years, I have gone to festivals such as “Boomtown” and “Glastonbury”, and I’ve seen bands that are different and psychedelic. However, I have never seen anything like “Henge”. The effect they caused on the audience, including myself, was one of euphoria and ecstasy, as if “Zpor” and his travelers were some kind of extraterrestrial music heroes. They were mind blowing in every way.
Every track of their new album has a variety of exquisite harmonies and sounds. I particularly loved the track “Mushroom One”, as it had some similarities to Pink Floyd’s style. It was fascinating in every way, with a mixture of distorted vocals, keyboards and sounds. The different contrasts of sound were making the audience dance and undulate in synchrony, taking them on a splendid journey – it was amazing to watch. This track definitely has the potential to be a number one single.
Another track of their new album, “Monolith,” reflected the band’s extraterrestrial style. It is catchy song that can easily make the listener go into a hallucinatory state. Like “Mushroom One” this track had a mixture of explosive sounds, with crescendos and vibrant harmonies throughout.
“Machine Landscape” was a bizarre but fantastical track. It began with a melodic whistle that made the song incredibly pleasant to listen to.
Apart from their unique style, their appearance on stage was outstanding too. They used all kinds of different props that were essential for their alien-like and intergalactic vibe. “Zpor” had a plasma ball above his head, and the rest of the members had alien heads and flower crowns. There was definitely a lot of thought put into how they wanted to be perceived by audiences: as real space inhabitants.
It becomes clear that Henge has the potential to become a well-known and successful band. They certainly have the capability of reaching big stages. They have not only created a new type of genre that could easily reach different audiences, they also portray a deep and meaningful message of peace and love in the coolest of ways.
By I’m Not From London’s Maria Rubio