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TWILIGHT IN THE CRYSTAL CABINET

My Brother The Wind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.78 | 57 ratings

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4 stars This blows me away - highly energetic jams provided with psychedelic respectively spacey ingredients and some periods of rest in between. 'Twilight In The Crystal Cabinet' was recorded on a vintage tape machine during not more than 2 hours in May 2009 and mixed within another 2 hours. A rough diamond if you will because truly spontaneous and not reworked. At least since one starts to listen he/she will know that this four musicians involved here are not beginners on the stage - first of all to name both guitarists Nicklas Barker, delegated by the recommended Anekdoten, and Mathias Danielson, formerly of Gösta Berlings Saga.

Anyhow - the album lives from the fantastic intuition of all musicians, also comprising Ronny Eriksson (Magnolia) on bass and drummer Tomas Eriksson. Something magical in fact if you consider that they never had worked together before when starting this recordings - the vision behind that project was to meet and play an album totally out of the blue. So let me first notice the short eclectic Precious Sanity which probably is the most prolific proof. In any case this song steps out of line here most likely when speaking about a jamming approach at least.

Okay, now coming to the starting point, on Karmagrinder they immediately augment the sound to something you can call rage of enthusiasm. Wow ... it's really impressing how this escalates to a point of culmination by and by and then glides into a free formed meandering improv afterwards. When listening to the uptempo Electric Universe you first may think of a new Anekdoten song coming up due to this heaviness where the melancholic relaxed title song is cosmic/ambient tinged. Nice one!

The more spacey coloured The Mournful Howl Of Dawn and Death And Beyond appear surprisingly melodic and can convince due to a wonderful interplay of both guitars. In the light of this excellent performance you easily can pardon some little recording quality errors here and there. 'Twilight In The Crystal Cabinet' was released by Swedish Transubstans Records - a recommended snapshot if you're interested in inspired psych/space jams.

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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