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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.78 | 47 ratings

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4 stars Truly a great debut by this British/German band. Allan Murdoch seems to be the only constant member of the band. Of note here is future Birth Control bassist Horst Stachelhaus. I really dig the cover, which was enough for me to buy the album, but then I already owned From Books and Dreams so I know that if I enjoyed that one, I should enjoy The Dawn Anew is Comin'. This one is a bit calmer than From Books and Dreams, and perhaps a bit more psychedelic. I see comparisons to Nektar, and I can see that. Not only that, but Allan "Taff" Freeman providing some Mellotron as a guest, and they share the same label (Bacillus/Bellaphon). "Changes" and the title track remind me a bit of how Jethro Tull might sound like if there was no flute. "Evil Faith and Charity" is more in Deep Purple territory, but without organ. "Heaven Knows" is most like Nektar circa Journey to the Centre of the Eye, a nice calm atmospheric piece with some nice Mellotron from "Taff" Freeman. "When I'm Home" is a nice catchy piece, again the Nektar comparisons being valid.

It's not as heavy as From Books and Dreams, but it's still a wonderful and amazing album worth getting!

Progfan97402 | 4/5 |


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