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My Brother The Wind


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.74 | 60 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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4 stars "Twilight in The Crystal Cabinet" album was recorded without preliminary rehearsals by the guitar players Nicklas Barker and Mathias Danielson, and accompanied with Ronny and Tomas Eriksson in the rhythm section. This quartet delivers some really nice spontaneous instrumental vintage rock music, which is quite balanced and focused to reveal the inner world, where the listeners can reflect their own emotions. In these abstract innovations it is pleasant to listen how the musical themes emerge and start to progress in the evolution defined by the enthusiasm and talents of the players involved. The devotion of creating coherent musical entities from the appearing collective ideas creates a flow of joyful discoveries and very powerful personal psychological responses. For me only the sound of Nicklas Barker's guitar was familiar earlier, and one association from of this record's sound was the final sequence of Morte Macabre's "Symphonic Holocaust" jam. There are also tonal textures resembling King Crimson's Muir-era concerts present in a short & bold blast out, which though sadly ends quite suddenly. Overall feeling is quite relaxed, which has probably been beneficial for the improvisation session itself. Also the music is not very dark, containing hopefulness in its mystical mantras and straightforward rock riffs. The longer sessions here bring deliverance for those pilgrims who search elevation from aural poetry, which is denying the choice of calculated arrangements and predefined goals. Music fans more keen on melodic beautifulness won't be dissatisfied either, if the lack of clear arrangements and structures is not too much to bear. But most certainly, tender and honest psychedelic romanticism is revealed for those listeners who are open to free rock playing, and for them I would recommend this record most warmly.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 4/5 |


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