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JOURNEY

Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.07 | 84 ratings

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ProggaWogga
5 stars Are U looking for something REALLY ORIGINAL, something NEW to get turned on to? Well, this album IS IT!!! Welcome to the truly creative and original genius that is ARTHUR BROWN. If u r familiar with his hit single FIRE and the CRAZY WORLD album, then u know how talented a vocalist Arthur is; but FEW and i MEAN FEW, can come close to matching his originality. I promise u the ACTUAL SOUND of this album is DIFFERENT than u have heard before.It is instantly recognizable as different throughout. Maybe it's the drum machine, maybe it's Arthur's fantastically expressive voice, but I promise u this is a very original sounding record. It's one of those, put on the headphones at night and listen in a dark room sort of affairs--the recording is stellar. Conceptually spacy, trippy music. Some of the lyrics: We are Time Captains, we synthesize the rays power in your brain...Time Captains, network cosmic might learn your destiny, We are Time Captains, we write the Astral Records of History We're playing astral chords just to give you a thrill as we go; we'll take you aboard to where all soul brothers and sisters meld...Journey over all the depths of your soul.. At times the playing is incredibly sparse, and the musical timbre of the individual instruments (especially the metallic sound of Phil Shutt's bass) really stand out. There are power chords galore on Spirit of Joy, and a very cool synthesizer ending to Comes Alive. Triangles is an odd piece in which notes played by the mood and a wah wah pedal guitar are played in perfect juxtaposition...it transports me off to some ancient Egyptian pyramid everytime. So do you want to go on an astral journey and drift in space for awhile? It's all right here in this truly neglected classic album. (hint: buy it).
ProggaWogga | 5/5 |

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