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Subarachnoid Space


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.47 | 7 ratings

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4 stars This album do not take time to appreciate

Live or studio album, this does not really matter for an instrumental improvisational band such as SUBARACHNOID SPACE. Nor do the songs titles either, as their music is more about depicting a particular atmosphere. As you may have guessed, all featured tracks on "These Things Take Time" are improvisations different from those of the studio releases. Recorded live in Silicon Valley on KFJC radio in 1999, the performance is in fact a single continuous 45 minutes piece, cut in seven parts. Each part reflects a particular ambiance.

I don't think describing each "letter" of this record is worth, you just need to know that most things you're looking for in the modern dark psychedelia genre are here: gorgeous throbbing bass lines, distorted spacey guitars, rhythm changes, mystical passages, post-rock incursions and even a few gothic moments. The atmospheres are varied and the quality is rather constant. There are a few lengthy passages in the second half though, which is more ambient.

Anyway, "These Things Take Time" is a very good album from SUBARACHNOID SPACE and a good entry point to discover the band. Recommended to space rock, dark music or even post-rock lovers.

Modrigue | 4/5 |


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