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3 stars MARGIN invites us to a 'Psychedelic Teatime' ... so, at first, do you have a guess, who is able to care for the required inspirations at best? Here we have a new solo project from Berlin, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Lutz Meinert, who could sum up some experiences while playing with several other local bands beforehand. Only supported by some female vocals and Arne Spekat on acoustic guitar Lutz's approach is to offer an abum which seemingly carries two faces, due to the fact that it either comes with floydy instrumental psychedelic rock - the dominant feature - as well as songs respectively parts more in a popular singer/songwriter vein.

The extended A Mysterious Cup Of Tea gives the start, an excellent midtempo epic in five sections, where Lutz proves his instrumental as well as compositional skills at best. Both parts of Psychedelic Underground are drawing on the psychedelia drenched late 60s featuring traces of beat music and Canterbury, but this is also equipped with experimental impressions coming from the soloing instruments. When listening bearly nothing leads to the assumption this would be the workout of a solo musician by the way.

I would also like to emphasize Last Exit To Pluto - another smooth exemplar including sparkling piano, decent mellotron backing, excellent drumming. This one definitely needs some attempts in order to get it completely. 'Psychedelic Teatime' is a nice relaxed album which mirrors instrumental professionalism, which is Lutz's real strength, where the vocals on the other hand are in need of getting used to partially. Anyway, this just represents the uniqueness though, makes a difference to other Pink Floyd influenced albums arriving on the table again and again. 3.5 stars

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