Avant-Psychedelic Band Heavy Water Experiments Releases its Self-Titled Album

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Los Angeles-based avant-psychedelic group Heavy Water Experiments has just released their self-titled album. This release, which transcends categories such as indie, stoner, psychedelic, progressive, or alternative rock, spans a musical range from heavy to mellow. In the past, the band has used the following marriage characterizations to describe its sound: "Pink Sabbath," "Doorphine," and "Radio Queens of the Stone Head." This album is intended for listeners with a sophisticated palette--and yet radio-friendly tracks are ample.

Rather than simply reviving a particular decade, HWE is a band that challenges the parameters of popular modern rock with the use of unusual instruments such as the 8-string bass as well as attempting a broader range of material from heavier acid rock feels to mellower melodic approaches.

Formerly known as Imogene, LA-based Heavy Water Experiments, have just released their debut CD--aptly entitled, "Heavy Water Experiments."

HWE Founder David Melbye said this about the group's sound and originality:

"Rather than simply reviving a particular decade, HWE is a band that challenges the parameters of popular modern rock with the use of unusual instruments such as the 8-string bass as well as attempting a broader range of material from heavier acid rock feels to mellower melodic approaches."

So far, HWE has enjoyed a laudable degree of progress while still remaining independent. To date, the band has toured the US and the UK (twice) as well as performing a handful of shows in Holland and Belgium. They have received some excellent reviews and radio support around the world in the process.

The band is fronted by singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, and producer David Melbye--an LA native whose past bands/projects include Ludivine, Fuzz Beloved, and Zanzibar. His creative/artistic partner Roberto Salguero, originally from El Salvador, plays drums and percussion. Their four-piece live ensemble is currently showcasing the new album around the LA area.

"Worth checking out! Heavy, emotional, and melodic…exquisite and gorgeous electric piano melodies and amazing vocals. The production is superb. The rhythm section creates a hypnotic feel and the harmonious vocals work extremely well too. I really like the singer's voice! This is an excellent album in every way. This band could really make it in the indie market." -- Psychotropic Zone (http://www.unimeri.com/PsychotropicZone/index.html), November 2007

"While the band has quite an experimental side, they also have an accessible side…in a perfect world, they would get heavy rotation on radio and video stations…equal parts art, pop, prog, psych, and alternative." -- Prognaut (http://www.geocities.com/prognaut), February 2008

For more information you can visit the group at: http://www.heavywaterexperiments.com or at their myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/heavywaterexeperiments. Legitimate media representatives can acquire a review copy of the CD (or set up interviews, etc.) by emailing: david@heavywaterexperiments.com.

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