This blog can never stray too long from heavy psychedelic rock. Half Gramme of Soma are a Greek group that put out this self-titled record in January. Soma is a name for a traditional Central Asian drink of fermented mare’s milk which stems from ancient nomad cultures. The Persian’s drank it and called the Scythian tribes north of Thrace and wrapping around the Black Sea the ‘Soma-drinking Scythians.’
The Scythians called the drink koumiss, and Greek historians claimed that they would force blinded slaves to stir the milk for 24 straight hours. Fun guys, the Scythians. Actually, they kind of were: Buzkashi, the Afghani cavalry sport, likely arose in their culture, and the Greeks claim they liked to hot-box their tents.