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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 213 ratings

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4 stars The nice trippy pop opening track Garden of Earthly Delights gives no forewarning of what will happens later on the album....

This album is the first recording of the likes of Steve Hillage and Dave Stewart if I am not much mistaken. In other words; ARZACHEL = EGG+STEVE HILLAGE. Some even says it is the first real EGG album. I can agree with that. It is very much EGG here (jokes omitted). Both the first track and in particular the the second track Azathoth is very much EGG. The third track Queen Street Gang is also EGG. But the last part of the album is much more STEVE HILLAGE and pure psychadelia and acid prog. The final track Metempsychosis gives me a lot of John Lord and DEEP PURPLE vibes. Now I know where John Lord ripped some of the Deep Purple In Rock stuff from. This album, no less.

The quality of this album is excellent and very much down my alley. I really like all the tracks from the triopy pop tracks to the all out acid prog tracks. The album develops from each track. From pop to acid. Maybe that has anything to do with the LSD taking effect during the recording. I don't know. But even those of us who prefer a nice cup of coffee/tea and some biscuits will find this acid laden album very delightful. Yes, turn up the volume and really enjoy the thumping guitars from Mr. Hillage and the excellent keyboards work from Mr. Stewart. Then take another zip of your mug of tea/coffee while you take a bite of the biscuit. Enjoy !

Life is good.

4 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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