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Sula Bassana


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.50 | 12 ratings

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3 stars Chilled Out Psychedelia for Dreamers ...

SULA BASSANA's 'Dreamer' is a freaky but also accessible psychedelic trip. Six songs are offered and the complete album is played and produced by Dave Schmidt himself. Only one title is a cover - Pink Floyd's Baby Blue Shuffle in D Major which never was a part of any official release what I know. Apparently this is done by Dave Schmidt to show his great respect for the band and additionally points to one important aspect of the album - the songs are referring to the 60s/70s psych times more or less. On the other hand SULA BASSANA is successful to combine this with trippy ambient chillout elements and finally to create something very unique in its entirety.

The title song Dreamer has an impulsive driving rhythm and is provided with vintage keyboards - organ and mellotron pregnant. But for the last two minutes you're suddenly sent on a hallucinogenic acid trip. Dealer McDope is groovy funky with spacey guitars and fades into My blue guitar which comes with a typical Pink Floyd midtempo theme. You really can lie back to enjoy a long and wonderful emotional guitar solo. Ambient spaced out soundscapes are dominating Nervenlähmung whereas the hypnotic Ananda is meandering with an asian touch for several minutes only once exploding in the middle with a furious crazy interlude. Baby Blue Shuffle in D Major finally is presented relaxed in trippy chillout clothes with spacy bubbling sounds.

Good effort I can say. Also for Krautrock fans this album might be a good find. 3.5 stars

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