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Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.86 | 82 ratings

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2 stars This is another average "Hawkwind" album which hesitates between ambient music and space-rock. This is another average "Hawkwind" album which hesitates between ambient music and space-rock. Or both as during the repetitive opener and the long "Space Is Their Palestine". Boring synthetic music.

And even if we all know now that "Tibet Is Not China", only part two is worth. One of the best moment of this long album. At least a great rocking number! But this good moment is brief. "Let Barking Dogs Lie" is just another of these electronics experimentation which are closer from the jamming session. Press next.

This time, the band is even offering a reggae oriented song. I have to admit that "The Camera That Could Lie" is really painful and it leaves me voiceless. What the hell did they have in mind while writing this song? Spacey reggae! Such an experience! The poorest track on this "Business Of The Future".

This album is more instrumental than usual, which is fine as long as the music is inspired. But it is not very often the case. The main question being "Three Or Four Erections In The Course Of A Night"? It is definitely not while hearing this track that one would react as suggested.

Techno beat of course during "Techno Tropic Zone Exists" which is another casting mistake IMO. But it is not an isolated item. Boring and repetitive to the bones. Ouch!

Luckily enough, there is an original cover of the great Stones song "Gimme Shelter". Totally revisited (like Mann could do), it shows an interesting angle. It is completely englobed in a fine psychedelic mood. Well done. And even if there were hope with the good start of "Avante", the second half of it, ruins it again.

But this won't prevent this album to get the two stars rating. For fans only.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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