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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.20 | 80 ratings

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4 stars BIRTH is it a second birth? A sound from yesterday, a revival, let's jump into it since I love ASTRA and they would be its babies.

'Born' sounds from the 60s or 70s but very far away and yet the organ guides you on this melody from another age. 'Descending Us' on a sound that BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST could have composed; spleen, emotion, all with a sound of today; I who am not too retro, I can only approve of their approach. 'For Yesterday' yes it is indeed yesterday that they tell us about with their notes; the absolute pleasure of immersing yourself in these progressive meanders where memories bring you back to this or that group, I'll let you search but there's bound to be one you'll think of... from BJH to KING CRIMSON, The BEATLES, CAMEL of course and this melting Hammond, like DEEP PURPLE at the crossroads. 'Cosmic Tears' with the floydian intro of course, but the important thing is not there, the riff sends again on DEEP PURPLE, MOTORPSYCHO and the psychedelic guitar is more than its age. 'Another Time' guitar arpeggio before a fiery rise, holds an air of ANGEL from 'Caricatures', it's dated but it makes revise precisely; the genesis flute suddenly rounds off the air then a thundering solo, vintage but catchy brings us to 'Long Way Down' stamped KING CRIMSON for this tortured bass, all that's missing is the sax; Brian on guitar mistreats it to show that even without getting into prog metal you can play heavy sound; which reminds me that the KING CRIMSON in their 'Thrak' period did a lot of hard.

It's the story of an album to listen to as a concept, the one where you dive back into the world of the 70's; but not only; it's the story of an album that made me enter it in my top 15 2022 for this research and this fusion of old sounds beautifully brought up to date; it was worth a quick column to make your mouth water. (4.5)

alainPP | 4/5 |


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