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VIRGIN

Traffic Sound

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.57 | 18 ratings

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Rivertree
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3 stars Traffic Sound but not the sound of traffic ...

This album arised under difficult political circumstances in Peru and is another grower for me. Probably not appearing very attractive for the first round you have to take some time to get familiar with the special mood. 'Virgin' offers hippiesque relaxed songs with psychedelic guitars, excellent percussion work and english vocals. Mainly acoustic and US westcoast psych oriented, provided with wonderful melodies, for example the opener and title song Virgin which really wraps you up.

Tell the world I'm alive as one sample has decent piano contributions which is rounding up the sound and Yellow Sea Days is the most interesting song - psych pure with spacey guitar additions and on top of it also showing saxophone accompaniment which provides a special jazzy touch. The song is divided in several sections whereas one is a Doors similar part with organ. Backward played vocals are also used - not unusual for that time.

A good album in a flower power mood - 3.5 stars.

Rivertree | 3/5 |

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