After the fantastic reception that ‘Atlantis Mirage’ from Los Tabanos Experience received, I couldn’t wait to hear what those Chilean psych/stoner-rockers would come up with next. Well, the wait wasn’t long, with only 8 months separating this new release from their debut vinyl LP. The added bonus is that this new album is a double LP, pressed on red vinyl and housed in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve with the most splendid artwork supplied once again by Andrea Nakasato (and, boy, has she outdone herself this time around!). The band describe the style of their music as ‘ImproWeed’ (apparently they are partial to the odd herbal cigarette) and I couldn’t better describe the mixture of psych, stoner-rock, krautrock, jazz and improv that they produce. Whereas their last record, (‘Atlantis Mirage’ released in January this year on DRR), had an underwater theme and accompanying aural vibe, ‘Rise of the Melted Eagle’ is pure fire with a much more uplifting sonic bombardment. This double vinyl album really is the full package and highlights a band on top form who are able to meld a mixture of styles and genres to create a soaring masterpiece.