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Älgarnas Trädgård

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.93 | 61 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars Being in the minority of the progressive rock releases from the 70's, the record can be classified as instrumental psychedelic rock. Similarities to the psychedelic era of Gong are the only influences that hit me.

"Interstellar Cruise" is indeed a long journey to a space battle cruise with energetic spacy atmosphere. Guitars, excellent bass guitars and accompanying drums dominate and build the substance.

Focus lies on the atmosphere and textures rather than melody, not unusual for space rock.

Short melotron interlude follows.

"Almond Raga" has, like the first track, a distinctive melody. Rhythm patterns reminiscent of the late 60's with walking bass and busy drumming are present in this track. Owing to its title, Indian raga created by the sounds

of sitar and percussions make a counterpart to the first loaded section.

"Beetlewater" is an unimaginative track - it is only worth mentioning because of a violin that plays the melody.

The remaining of the album brings the decent "The arrival of autumn" and the sung but inimaginative "My childhood trees".

Overall, this is a solid non-essential space/psychedelic-rock album and superiour to their debut album.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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