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Pseudo Sun


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.00 | 2 ratings

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3 stars I wasn't aware first that ex-Darxtar bassist Juba Nurmenniemi is the head of this band. Yes, there are similarities indeed - space rock coloured songs, partially heavy and Hawkwind adapted, additionally provided with catchy melodies. Just another recommendable band from this Nordish country which seems to have a huge reservoir on musicians interested in playing such kind of music especially. Now 'Future Memoirs' is their debut holding six songs which reach for an approx. length of 45 minutes.

Juba is very present on the album, playing most of the instruments, except drums. Just like a solo effort where he gets some support from friends. His vocal skills are limited though - just to notice when you listen to the last song Signs of Life - the centerpiece for sure - where another (better) singer is aboard. A Black Sabbath adapted mood is significant for the start (and the finish) - heavy riffing guitars with a doom touch - but soon it all leads over to an up-tempo jam backed by synthy patterns.

The guitar work is impressing here first and foremost, alternating between spacey and heavy Deep Purple styled impressions. A fantastic, because very dynamic, piece of work in the whole. The album opener The Future Rears It's Ugly Head is much more grooving and mellow - twittering synths - a typical instrumental space rock tune. While Fulcrum of Time is rather trivial Hawkwind reminiscent The Time Traveller later appears in an interesting charming psychedelic outfit with multiple playful guitars - well done!

'Future Memoirs' is an album which owns a proper jamming component (which I like, yeah!) but also the trippy ballad Secrets of Infinity for example - quite varied as for the summary. For someone who has a preference on (thoughtful) spacey music this is a rather good catch - 3.5 stars.

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