Lo Sound Desert
Two chapters on rock music
Lo Sound Desert is a documentary by Joerg Steineck about the music scene in the low desert of California.
What was started by revolting punk rock kids, hidden from narrow-minded authorities of sub-urban desert communities in the early 80s, gave birth to bands like Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age.
With its unique artistic approach the film provides a deep, intimate insight and captures the attitude of the ‚Coachella Valley’s‘ music scene – from jamming all night in the middle of a surreal desert landscape to headlining European stages, – desert rock continued its underground spread and became international treasure.
Lo Sound Desert is narrated by Josh Homme, Mario Lalli, Brant Bjork, Alfredo Hernandez, Scott Reeder, Sean Wheeler and many more from bands such as Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Yawning Man, Fatso Jetson, Dali’s Llama, Mondo Generator among others.
“This is quite simply the best documentary on the California music scene that has ever been made, in fact it’s a strong contender for one of the best music documentaries ever.“ Elinor Day (POWERPLAY Magazin)
“Lo Sound Desert may have been 10 years in the making but this love letter documentary is absolutely worth every minute of the wait and may just be as definite a look at the subject as it gets.” Jason Hicks (METAL HAMMER)
“I almost felt like a voyeur in places while watching this (…), and I think that says it all regarding the quality of Steineck’s movie. This is the ultimate film about California’s unique desert rock scene. It is as simple as that.” J.Nepper (Eternal Terror)
“This is perhaps the most important film of the Desert/Stoner Rock scene. If people need educating on how the scene evolved – then they should watch this film.” Steve Howe (Outlaws Of The Sun)
Genre: documentary / running time: 93 mins / Year: 2016 / directed, produced, filmed, edited by Joerg Steineck © Steineck Films / Rock Squad / IFP (2016)