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Negative Zone


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.55 | 50 ratings

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4 stars At the end of the sixties, prior to the heyday of progressive rock there were a lot of psychedelic bands producing calm but nevertheless chaotic music with some symphonic flavours. It's obvious Pink Floyd was the best known band of the bunch. Negative zone created a record full of music for those who liked the sound of an album like "A saucerful of secrets". The Gilmour like vocals aren't interrupting much of the lush atmospheres but when they do, they sound courtesy of the mentioned era including the splendid vocal harmonies. The subtle guitar solo's are awesome, sounding sometimes like whales. At times, there's a notable influence of surf music in the guitar chords and again, the acoustic sections & delicate keys (mostly organ) are very Floydian. Most of the time this music is sounding slow and intimate but there's some irruptions of a wall of sound every now and then. This is a record to listen to from start to finish. Without checking on the display of your cd player you never notice as one tracks flow into another one. Therefore it's hard to recommend some highlights as you really should listen to all of the album, only the first couple of songs are a letdown. Maybe the title track and the first part of "Don't sleep" are the most special ones and sum up all the qualities of this excellent music. Although these track include a succession of different atmospheres, it isn't hard to get into the music due to the natural flow and the dreamy atmosphere. Therefore this album is extremely suitable to listen to on a holiday when you feel all of the stress of the daily life slipping away. I wonder why this band is called Negative zone as this music takes you in a good mood. The sound of this progressive record is most refreshing even if you realise this kind of music is from another era, it doesn't sound dated, only timeless. Those who treasure early Floyd (from "A saucerful" till "Meddle") should definitely have a listen to this wonderful album. A strange but short record that appeals from the very first listen.
Fishy | 4/5 |


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