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Subarachnoid Space


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.43 | 8 ratings

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5 stars 'These Things Take Time' is a fascinating documentation of the band's live qualities, recorded 1999 in California. A set played without any break, 45 minutes lasting (unfortunately way too short) and divided in seven parts titled with the letters from A to G.

Backed by a compelling bass and drum work (Andey Stephens, Chris Van Huffel) you are invited to a show of the two band guitarists Mason Jones and Melynda Jackson predominantly. An intense hallucinatory space rock trip with continual ups and downs, completely improvised, sentimental as well as noisy with feedback guitars. Additionally you will detect some decent organ and theremin sweets.

This is really worked out with heart and mind. The band starts the set with a cool dreamy groove. The guitars are escalating by and by like starting the engines for a lift off into the sky. It needs some rounds to capture the excellent interaction of Jones and Jackson. After some time being on orbit they are gliding relaxed spacey for a while.

This is always alternating with dangerous parts escalating to heavy guitar walls, sometimes even near to post-rock alike drones. But after escaping from the danger they always manage to get back to this wonderful spacey flow. And the whole band is still able to give more. Jazzy bass lines appear and a drum work which varies more and more until finally the last songs are gliding into a weird krautrocked mood.

Space rock at its best! A stunning performance by SUBARACHNOID SPACE which is highly recommended to fans of this music style who don't fear some crashing droning guitars appearing here and there. This courage will be rewarded.

Rivertree | 5/5 |


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