LAs Heavy Water Experiments like to think of themselves as Pink Sabbathor at least talk about the idea a lot in interviewsand certainly the idea of Syd and Iommi in perfect cosmic union is a nice one. But (with the exception of Octavian, which sounds like Sam Gopal, the Lemmy Kilmeister band no one remembers) this is more like Pearl Floyd. There are psych overtones of varying intensity, but plenty of post-Seattle alternavisms too, which may turn off heads expecting to be turned on. Live line-up promises to push more prog: drums, vocals and 8-string-bass/electric guitar divided up in unexpected and possibly physically improbable ways. Its not quite Randy Holden, but maybe itll hold you til he gets here.
Tue., May 18, 9 p.m., 2010