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Where The Moon Came From


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars Let's have a fantastic 'Psychedelic Saturday'! Already experienced by WHERE THE MOON CAME FROM in the dead of winter 2006 during a 4 hour improvised exploratory session. This was luckily recorded (on a saturday) and then later concentrated to essential 16 minutes after several overdubs and 'hours of editing' (are they kidding!?). The line-up consists of the band's core trio plus multi-instrumentalist David Vandervelde who seems to have developed to a regular member in the meanwhile.

The former 2005 album 'Twin Of Pangaea' has more of a heavy psych outfit with indie leanings but this one is a really fascinating spaced out trip, rather tension-filled with constantly changing fragments. Nothing raw and unpolished. You immediately can sense the overdub work made with love for detail ... not overproduced though - they offer a compact atmosphere based on multiple instruments appearing.

It all starts with a Yeti reminiscent hallucinatory mood featuring a groovy fundament, playful electric guitars, whispering voices, whimpering organ, charming flute ... just a cornucopia of impressions. Nearly arriving the middle of the track they change to another pace lead by an intriguing percussion drive and including more indo/raga elements. Heavy excited emotions follow, Zappa shimmers through occasionally and then suddenly somewhere in between a catchy melody appears supported by nice female vocals arranged like siren call.

Although this is (only) an appetizer I consider it deserving a high rating. A surprising new sign of life from WHERE THE MOON CAME FROM, a trippy journey, coming very close to the transcendental mood of Amon Düül 2, Dragontears and Cosmic Trip Machine. Get it!

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