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THE NIGHT

Sula Bassana

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.97 | 22 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. This is the best SULA BASSANA album yet ! This is powerful, trippy, spacey and very far out. It's pretty cool too that this one man (Dave Schmidt) band released a recording with fellow Germans ELECTRIC ORANGE back in 2006. In fact in the liner notes Dave thanks ELECTRIC ORANGE along with ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE, THE MOVEMENTS and many more. This album was mastered by Eroc at The Ranch. I really like the cover art, as well as the other art work inside.

"In Space" has this dramatic intro before a beat kicks in followed by guitar. Sounds like mellotron too but the main thing is that this sounds amazing. "Lost In Space" begins with sounds that pulse and beat as these spoken words come in in the background. This is powerful stuff. Crank it up ! "The Night" is 15 1/2 minutes long and divided into 4 parts. A haunting intro before this heavy yet relaxed sound takes over around 1 1/2 minutes. Guitar before 4 1/2 minutes takes the lead. A second guitar comes in. Nice. A calm 9 1/2 minutes in as the sound changes. Strummed guitar is prominant as it builds. Just a gorgeous sound here.There's a Post-Rock vibe because of the guitar 12 1/2 minutes in. It then settles some 2 minutes later.

The guitar makes some noise early on "Meteorritt" with spacey sounds coming and going. It kicks in around 1 1/2 minutes with drums. The guitar sounds great here. It's lighting it up then it turns spacey late. "Kosmokrator" is the longest track at 16 1/2 minutes. The guitar and other sounds echo as a beat comes in. Outstanding. Vocals 3 minutes in as we get a very strong HAWKWIND flavour. The vocals are brief. It settles some after 5 minutes then kicks back in. We briefly get those vocals again a minute later. It's heavier 7 minutes in. This is too much ! I swear this is blowing my hair back right now. It settles after 11 minutes as it becomes dark and spacey (the night) to end it.

A must for you space cadets out there.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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