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First Band From Outer Space


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.12 | 66 ratings

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4 stars New record of FBFOS? So fast? No, impossible. Surely there are some outtakes, or concert. Yet it’s a new album with completely new material. Seems to me that FBOFOS adopted from artist of seventies not only a style, but also frequency of bringing out new records.

Reviewing the debut album of this bunch from space I teased them a little for excessive attachment to hawkwindy view of space- rock. Now it’s more progressive and more hard-rocky (once again bow from Swedish classic – November, but not only this). Also more members of the band – on the cover seven persons were specified. It’s not so unequivocally hawkwindlike, or at least not as it was on “We’re in It…”. Or it’s even more. I don’t know really… It’s felly secondary, but it’s bloody showy album and it’s perfect to listen to. They know what they want, and apparently it’s what should be. Amen.

Previously this was pretty rough, motoric playing, like on the earliest records of Brock and his respectable company. Much more electronic appears. Not only those effects cruddy like “whoosh”, “swish” like formerly, now there are few people, who normally play on various synthetizers. Rock energy of the debut was somewhat smoothed by much ampler sound and more complex arrangements. Music is more subtle and varied. All songs are connected and it’s creating some kind of musical entireness. Just like Hawkwind FBFOS can (already) connect on one record rocky fragments with electronic impressions, sometimes even in one composition. And is doing it so skillfully and fluently, that there is no feel of artificiality of such connection.

Better arrangements, better sound, better produced, musically better – this album is better than debut one.

In colors of the same factory appears Oresund Space Collective and it seems that some osmosis between those two bands is happening. FBFOS is still a band on property. But if it will still be as it is, Brock will calmly go on well-earned retirement, ‘cause he probably didn’t brought up any successors.

WOJTEKK | 4/5 |


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