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ěresund Space Collective


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.45 | 24 ratings

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Though Oresund Space Collective is a relatively new band, they have already released a vast amount of albums in which one can really have a feast of space progressive rock. In 2011 they released a couple of records, one of them is "Sleeping with the Sunworm" which is a one-song-album divided in three parts. This collective consists of six members, two of whom play synthesizers, so you can imagine this music is full of atmospheres, tripping colors and changing nuances. Worth mentioning is that despite it was released last year, it was actually recorded in 2008.

Fifty-seven minutes is what the band offers this time, as I said, divided in three long parts. The first one happens to be the shortest one, with 15-minute length. It has a soft and delicate beginning, full of special effects and even some mid-east resemblances. It is important to say that if you want to have a better experience, better to use good headphones, so you can truly appreciate the variety of sounds. In this first part the guitars don't really play the main role as in other songs of theirs, here synthesizers and percussion take the leadership, though in the last minutes there is a nice guitar riff, accompanied by some cool repetitive bass lines, and constant drums.

In the second part there is a change in the rhythm and structure, we can appreciate more dynamism and a at last, the guitar in the leading role. I believe it is almost impossible not to think of Ozric Tentacles while listening to this, their music is in the same line, though of course, this Space Collective create their original and interesting jams themselves. The twenty minutes of this second part are vertiginous, fast and hypnotic, much better than the first one, in my opinion of course.

And the final part is like a mixture of the previous two, because here we can have laid back moments, soft spacey atmospheres, constant and accurate drums, and some rockier guitar notes. There are passages where the intensity seems to increase, but it is only a warning because it actually does not happen, so in this track we have relaxed music, but not as relaxed as the first part, and trippy moments but not as fast and vertiginous as the second part. Good, but not the best Oresund Space Collective tunes I've known.

If it was me, I would honestly omit the first part and leave this album as a two-part CD, anyway it evidently shows the musician's quality and how their music is capable of creating images and taking us into their realm. Recommendable for fans of space prog rock. My final grade will be three stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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