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L.A.’s suitably called Ancestors are conversant with all types of “basic” hard rock and roll and rock influences, which range from the primordial doom of Dark Sabbath, towards the futuristic space rock and roll of Hawkwind, as well as the progressive mentality of Ruler Crimson — which are after that sprinkled with extra designs (stoner, Kraut, psych-rock, etc.) to create epic-sized musical suites, rather than conventionally brief tracks. After founding the group in 2006, bandmembers Justin Maranga (electric guitar, vocals), Nick Long (bass, vocals), Chico Foley (consumer electronics, vocals), J. Christopher Watkins (body organ, vocals), and Brandon Pierce (drums and gong) spent a few months experimenting with many of these components, in rehearsals and on levels, until they sensed prepared to record their debut record, Neptune with Fireplace, featuring simply two, prolonged compositions, one each to a vinyl fabric side.

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