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Cosmic Triggers


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.97 | 7 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars COSMIC TRIGGERS are a young new band out of Russia playing homage it would seem to Krautrock especially and Psychedelia. I was surprised how often I thought of some of the classic underground bands out of Germany from the late 60's to the early 70's. AMON DUUL II, CAN, BRAINTICKET and more. We get English vocals from the only female who also contributes with analog synths. There are ethnic instruments as well although they aren't listed specifically. They are a five piece band. Interesting to me that it was mastered by Eroc who knows a little about Krautrock.

"Introduction" gets us started with this slow moving piece that is mellow with percussion, bass and guitar. There's some cool sampled transmissions from space that will come and go as well. "Homo Fractaliens" has some energy as guitar and drums standout with female vocals. This sounds a lot like BRAINTICKET to my ears. A good uptempo track that's mostly instrumental.

"Undermind" has these spacey experimental sounds to start. This is interesting as sounds drift and drone. An ethnic instrument arrives after 2 minutes sounding abrasive as it comes and goes. "Syndicate" is such a great sounding tune with spacey guitar melodies and plenty of other sounds too. The female vocals melodies after 4 minutes really add to the enjoyment.

"Quant Um" is a little lighter and mid-paced with vocal melodies, keyboards, synths, drums and bass. It's very repetitive but excellent. "Shutsuryoku" is 4:20 in length not so surprisingly. Man this really brings CAN to mind, especially the drumming and groove. Female vocals before 1 1/2 minutes and keys will join in as well after the vocals stop.

What an enjoyable slice of psychedelia this is and I especially love the Krautrock references. And at 40 minutes this is just right. A very solid 4 star album.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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