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Seven That Spells


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.83 | 10 ratings

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3 stars Beware of getting your fingers burnt! This is hot spaced-out stuff produced by a croatian acid psych band with the support of Kawabata Makoto and Tsuyama Atsushi from the japanese Acid Mothers Temple. Continuous 74 minutes cut in five pieces and released with a limited amount of 500 numbered copies. Weird, weird, weird - spacey soundscapes, synths, raga - somewhat krautrock bordering because containing a repetitive phlegmatic rhythm guitar work.

The first two tracks are completely crazy, swirling synth patterns during more than 20 minutes as the background for a mix of alienated voices and mediaeval singing by Tsuyama Atsushi and Lidija Dokuzovic. This is all decorated with Kawabata Makoto's hurdy gurdy drones. SEVEN THAT SPELLS' rhythm section begins to take action not until III is starting reminding of the typical Amon Düül II improvisation style combined with sitar solo excursions.

My favourite track IV is dominated by an excellent eleven minute and Jimi Hendrix alike guitar solo supported by powerful bass and drums. The last track named V for simply matters is provided with absolutely weirdness and brings matters to a head with recurring noisy sound waves and high-toned drone walls plus mystic voices. Boh!

'The Men From Dystopia' is filling an extreme experimental position and not my prefered sort of psych/space music. Anyhow - who likes straightforward puristic hypnotic jams with a strong Acid Mothers Temple touch will be fascinated by this recordings for sure.

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