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Third Ear Band


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

3.01 | 26 ratings

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2 stars 'Alchemy' sounds like a bunch of guys trying to play after drinking a bottle of whisky each. It's tuneless and actually quite irritating and repetitive. Nothing seems to sound in key. If that's an attempt at being experimental - then it fails miserably. Oh and the clay pots they use for percussion are unadventurous and flat. I always imagine with hindsight that this album sounds better than it actually is but each time I play it I'm disappointed and usually struggle to make it to the end. The unlikely appearance of John Peel of all people doesn't make it any more palatable. On the plus side, it has a definite old worldly creepiness about it - as if it were actually recorded in the 1600's and the front cover's pretty good. But that's about it I'm afraid.
Dobermensch | 2/5 |


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