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LUCIFER RISING

Bobby Beausoleil

 

Progressive Electronic

4.24 | 26 ratings

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philippe
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5 stars Ultra rare and precious material composed almost in secret during the 70's. "Lucifer Rising" is also the soundtrack of Kenneth Anger's experimental, acid and metaphysical film. This CD contains Bobby Beausoleil's classic bluesy psych based sound but turned into more spacey, gorgeously atmospheric and poetical musical textures. Keyboards are really haunted, strongly progressive and complex, delivering a perfect combination with guitar sound effects. The opening track is a wonderful freak out but also meditative composition, featuring weird "cosmic" electronic effects, long linear synth sequence, killer guitar leads, harmonics, echoes, cymbals played in an absolute grandiose, eloquent vibe. Incredibly mysterious, elegant and enigmatic at the same time.Track two starts with dark heavy guitar harmonies then goes into a mystical, ethereal , sacred universe full of synthesised / organ motifs: a really deep, "stoned" ambience including some nice proggy moments. Track 3 is a cosmic rocking composition with fuzzed out guitar leads. It ends up with cyclical electronic moves, including a very refined melody. Track 4 is only made of eternal, infernal, "hallucinatory" organ chords. Track 5 contains heavenly trumpet melodies with slowing, touching organic motifs. Track 6 contains guitar manipulations, discreet, fragile "dreamy" like melodies for organ. The two bonus tracks (white dog music edition) surf on the experimental "kosmiche musik", almost exclusively written for electronic materials. A very divine, unearthly atmosphere for droning sitar sequences and haunted synth sounds (closed to TD first era). A wonderful album dominated by very dark, melancholic, visceral organ sections and a few spacey-rock guitars. Top class album, highly inspired, constant in term of musical quality. At the same level of the best offerings from krautrock. Actually in my top 10 of favourite prog rock albums.
philippe | 5/5 |

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