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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.70 | 309 ratings

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4 stars Welcome to the pressure chamber.

Hawkwind's third album is heavy, raucous and annoyingly repetitive, yet that annoying repetitiveness is what makes Hawkwind good. The vocals here are pretty lame and terrible sounding (except ''Lord of Light'' which has good vocals), yet give the album a certain charm. I enjoy listening to this album as much as I enjoy watching old Jonny Quest episodes; I know many aspects of both are going to be terrible, overdone and campy, yet I enjoy both for those reasons.

''Brainstorm'' represents this effort in every sense. The main riff is loud, yet so much fun, and is complemented by swarms of space noises and bad vocals. If you like that riff, get used to it because this is an eleven minute non-stop riff-fest. There's a sound variety here with softer tracks like ''The Watcher'', ''Space Is Deep'' and ''Down Through the Night''. ''One Change'' is a great piano-led transition that serves as a highlight. ''Time We Left This World Today'' has some awful vocals, but the bass performance (from Lemmy) saves the song as it does ''Lord of Light''.

This is music not to be taken seriously. If you can laugh along with the songs, then the enjoyment of DOREMI FASOL LATIDO is enhanced. Sure it's noisy, corny and not well-played compared to other class prog acts, but there is enough here that you'll put on repeat, even if nothing sounds repeatable at first.

Sinusoid | 4/5 |


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