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Far East Family Band


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.13 | 139 ratings

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4 stars If there is a prog-band that embodies the whole spirit of this new merge of sub-genres, in a single record, (electronic/psychedelic/indo-raga/krautrock), it has to be (oddly) Japan's, Far East Family's 1979, release: "Parallel Worlds". But of course as great as this sounds alone, it is just part of what this record has to offer.

Their soberness in their psychedelic expression turns out quiet groundbreaking. Considering that this precisely, frees its songwriting from the average guitar's or keyboard's endless twisting and turnings, one usually expects to find in this kind of efforts.

Opposite to that , their slow paced psychedelic/spacy songwriting approach opens the door to something quiet more experimental sub-genre wise speaking. Therefore this work travels flowingly through very creative prog-lands and never ceasing to dare to go to others.

So expect an unusual blend of styles at its best. From the before mentioned spacy/psychedelia to some brief multinational forms to pure progressive electronic moments, which I myself enjoyed throughly, to other passages which are more in tune with Krautrock's raw melodical experimentations, singing in that kind of tone included.

A deep, slow paced, multi-shaped trip which is as bright and fresh as it is haunting.

****4 "This one stays home" PA stars!

PD please do not be fooled by the constant mention of the Floyd in this band's reviews. These guys have enough self musical language at this point, for such lame comparissons.

Thanks for having been invited to Prog Archive's PSIKE Team!

admireArt | 4/5 |


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