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JOURNEY OF THE SHAMAN

Nemrud

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.84 | 105 ratings

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Wasabian
5 stars This is my first review on PA and one of the first intentionally listened Space Prog albums. What a great luck that it's also pleasant, melodic, challenging and offers everything that one can achieve in this genre. Every song on the album is a keeper and the three spoken word tracks actually contribute greatly to the dark psychedelic vibe on the album. 'Part I', superb psych song with a great intro, catchy verses, and colourful outro serves as an excellent opener to the album. Guitar riffs changes often but drives very smoothly and took to the dreamy journey...In the middle of the song cathedral-like organ creeps and left alone, takes a sudden control, a slow, soul-searching with very psych guitar chords. End of the song we are hearing beautiful minimoog solo and short but very touchy guitar sound mellows just like Camel's . 'Part II', seems to fit perfectly on this album, and is quite a reflective, darkish tune with Mert on guitar, and has a somewhat 'Sad' feel to it. As choral calls and soothing mellotron emerge to join this framework of peace, the piece reaches its reverent conclusion. Absolutely incredible oriental guitar riffs aggressive and sharp sounding feels like tension of the story. 'Part III' is one of the highlight of album i guess. Sound is extreme heights, really inspired and mysterious, early sample of Space-Rock. From the dark melancholy opening to the dramatic chorus of the first movement we might deduce that the mellow feel going to dominate; not so, as the following passage goes from funky to freaky with the screaming smooth lead guitar providing Anatolian sound. There's also some exceptional organ work here by keyboard player. "Journey of The Shaman" is an essential space-rock album, if was to introduce someone to the genre I would steer them in the direction of this album. For those who haven't heard this yet, trust me and buy it! You won't be disappointed.

Wasabian | 5/5 |

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