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THINK PINK

Twink

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.37 | 21 ratings

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FruMp
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4 stars Gritty psychedelia, quite ahead of it's time.

TWINK is essentially John Charles Alder and with the help of various members of the British psychedelia scene he recorded and released this fine album in 1970 (although the recording quality and music are firmly rooted in the 60s).

'The Coming of the Other One' starts off our journey and is the most psychedelic song on the album, it's really out there and one interesting thing to note is the similarity that it bears to later krautrock acts with the ethnic percussion and sitar as well as spoken word parts (focusing on the apocalypse in the year 1999, a novel concept now that year has passed). 'Dawn of Magic' is another real highlight, a short song of chanting and building, very intense. 'Tiptoe on the Highest Hill' provides us with some great jamming and sparse soundscapes. Mexican grass war is quite a unique song with a marching motif and various percussion along with tympani and yelps and guitars coming in and out of the mix. Suicide is a very raw and melancholy investigation of the dark side of the mind, made even more so by the fairly upbeat nature of the main part of the song, contrasted with the spacey reverberant vibraphones.

The production on this album is fantastic (disregarding the fact that it's quite gritty and raw due to the technology available), it always seems very rich and dense and there are some very interesting delays and reverbs present which is a formidable achievement given the resources available to achieve those sounds back then.

Think Pink is a great little gem that's well worth investigating by any psychedelia fan, kraut fans will find something to enjoy here too.

FruMp | 4/5 |

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