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FREQUENCY RHYTHM DISTORTION DELAY

Psychic Lemon

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.43 | 18 ratings

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BrufordFreak
3 stars Distortion-happy psychedelia with a little punk Post Rock feel to it.

1. "Exit To The Death Lane (8:31) opens with a promising percussion track, then rolling bass note and more drums. Electric guitar enters with a couple repeated notes to add to the weave. Spacey vocals. A little RIDE/MY BLOODY VALENTINE-like sound and lead guitar work. (17/20)

2. "Hey Droog! (6:57) too much distortion for these ears. Distortion for distortion's sake? (12/15)

3. "You're No Good (6:43) So SWANS-like! Nice use of the sax in the last section. (9/10)

4. "Interstellar Fuzz Star (9:53) styling more within the Krautrock ilk. (15/20)

5. "Satori Disko (9:30) mind-numbingly monotonous pseudo-Indian rhythm track over which bubbling and beep effects are played. Too bad. The soloing guitar does get a little more interesting when it switches to wah-pedal in the fifth minute and then gets doubled-up in the eighth, but, otherwise, this does little for me. Not even the sax in the final 90 seconds can save it. (14/20)

Total time: 41:34

It saddens me to say it but this is a band who got me very excited with their 2016 self-titled debut album for which I'm feeling let down and disappointed with this, their sophomore effort. More vocals, less distortion; more compositional development (less monotony). Were the effect trance-inducing, I would say otherwise, but, other than the opening song, this music has trouble even engaging me much less producing a Kosmische-like trance effect.

3.5 stars; a passable album that begs personal opinion.

BrufordFreak | 3/5 |

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