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Clem Alford


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

3.85 | 14 ratings

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4 stars Clem Alford in solo for long sitar improvisations, wha wha freak out effects, bass guitar and drums. This album can be an obscurity for a large majority of prog-heads but it will ravish fans of Sweden's psych folk and early krautrock artefacts. The self title track is an inspired jazzy rock improvisation put into an "eastern psych" vibe; the orchestration features wha wha guitars, exotic stringed sitar and jazzy percussion parts. This composition is the rockiest moment of the album. "Raga Kirwani" carries on raga traditions, a subliminal duo between mystical sitar chords and tabla percussions. "Apocalypse" features "misplaced" synth passages. "Colours" is a blissed out and hypnotic raga rock song, including sitar melancholic chords and spaced out electronic effects. A solid album for adventurous fans of progressive rock.
philippe | 4/5 |


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