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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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3 stars This is a 35007 EP containing three instrumental songs - lacking of a vocalist for the first time. Eeuwout Baart left the band together with drummer Jacco Van Rooy after they had lost their tour bus including the instruments in Rome because of a robbery. But the remaining Bertus Fridael and Mark Sponselee didn't give up though and went on with new drummer Sander Evens as a trio.

Apart from this their style didn't change noticeably - heavy psychedelic with drones and spacey elements. The first track named Von Braun is pointing to Werner Von Braun, the german missile pioneer who collaborated with the fascists during the Second World War. Initiated by a sample with some german speech related to a missile launch the band immediately offers a heavy droning outfit which is near to stoner rock. Besides some slight variations this song reflects their hypnotic style very good.

And then they immediately fade into the opulent Artificial Intelligence provided with a very spacey note, predominantly caused by guest musician René van Barneveld with his pedal steel guitar. This is excellently contrasting to the heavy backing band with lush guitar and synth layers. The title track Sea Of Tranquillity is closing this production as a jam with the alternation of relaxed space rocking and aggressive guitar riffing parts. This EP shoes the band's rebirth after experiencing a terrible setback - quite successful because including one highly recommended track.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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