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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.20 | 82 ratings

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2 stars A King Crimson/ELP/Pink Floyd/Yes mashup with some Deep Purple and Focus. That is what I hear.

This album is firmly rooted in the early seventies, almost like a lost album of one of the mentioned bands.

Obviously, there's a mellotron. And keystrokes similar to Wakeman and Lord.

Born is only 20 seconds old and I already hear ELP and Focus. At a certain point, there's also some Pink Floyd, like a David Gilmour on speed. It is nice enough, but nothing special. 7/10

Descending Us sounds very similar to Child in Time. I consider it a homage. 6.5/10

For Yesterday has a Crimson flavour to it. And a strong reference to the guitar solos of Echoes and the Atom Heart Mother suite. Nice. 7/10

Cosmic Tears has the mellotron and now familiar guitar. Even more Gilmour-like, especially the solos. I have to say, the track is very monotonous. 6/10

Another Time is akin to KC's stuff on Red, mixed with some Deep Purple organs and guitars. 7/10

Long Way Down is a mashup I rather hate. Especially the end is extremely messy to me. Yes, I notice the references to ITCOTCK. But they leave me cold. 5/10

All tracks are rather slowish, there's not a whole lot of variety here. I rate this one 2 stars. Recommended to people that wish to uncover unknown pieces of music from the early seventies, although it's from 2022. Not to people who wish to see bands pushing the envelope.

WJA-K | 2/5 |


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