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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 212 ratings

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5 stars Five stars without a second of a doubt, this is a great sample of the obscure side of psichedelic/acid rock!!! The albums starts off with the soft almost giddy Garden of Earthly Delights, wich is just a premonition of whats about to happen. In the song the dark organ present in the next couple of tracks isnt present, though the dual long held vocals make an early appereance, the next song I feel its too early in the album, it could hold a diferent place in the album, never the less it holds excelent with the flow of the album and as a single track by its self, the great "Azathoth". Here the guitar doesnt make an appearance until late in the track, the rest is perfectly placed with the acid-based ambient the dual- vocals and the organ make of it. The passages are long, soft but sturdy (if that makes any sense) and wave up and down, up and down, up and down...Queen St. Gang maintains almost the same caracter as Azathoth and its the perfect link between it and the paulatine Leg. now this! is a heavy track, its starts off nice and quite with this little organ and the intro. suddenly the lyrics come on you really dont expect it and then you cant get off the roller coaster. The lyrics are simple, from what i can understand "And all the women were dancing, because the man were ill..." and it goes just along with the track. it mellows down just as it started. Clean and Innocent Fun, is really soulfull and is basically your Psichedelic jam, the guitar and, again the organ, hold this piece together, long but really nice. Metempsychosis, now this is the weird track in the album, it holds nicelly with the rest of the album, its just another kind of jam, I sense more free than the previous one, notice that its a bit longer, it gets kind of loose in some parts but its ok, the least favorite track on the album. I feel the guitar doesnt have a premier role in the album, this place is held by the organ, the place of the guitar in most places is limited to creating a type of atmosphere. The drum sections actually mooves pretty freely in the record, having the bass to keep a steady and "in place" rythimn section. Very very nice album, apart from the precautions included in the "instructions" part of controlled substances about driving and/ or operating heavy machinery, there should be another added about listening to this album while under the influence of any controlled substance...say, cough syrup.
Doobie | 5/5 |


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