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HDRSF-01 (EP)

Hidria Spacefolk

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.67 | 25 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars Awesome music from Finland!

Okay, as the other reviewers i discovered this album which actually is an EP from their website, yes, i downloaded it and i keep it in my PC, and since then i enjoy it sooo much, is that kind of music that you can hear and never get tired of , i mean no matter my humor i could put this music forever and be happier and happier when i play it, it`s also excellent that we can introduce their music to ourselves going to the site and listening to this EP, and also some Live stuff which is also stunning.

It has 5 songs, and something like 35 minutes of lenght, so it`s long enough to have a nice trip to their music, you will notice from the very first moment what kind of music do they play, let me tell you that it`s instrumental without vocals, space music with a mix of electric guitars, bass and drums as the "usual" insturments with those synthesizers and electronic things ,i know the others have pointed that the music here is comparable to Ozric Tentacles, but i have to tell you again because it`s nothign but the truth, but wait a minute, this band is NOT a clone of Ozric, this band has it`s own and great sound which goes from space and electronic to also some reggae tones.

1. Amosame : okay let`s start with the review, after all there are only 5 songs, so i wont bore you with so many songs, this first song let us a clear example of what Hidria Spacefolk is about, what kind of music will we listen, im not saying that all the songs are the same, but obviously they follow the same path, this song starts with those electronic sounds and a nice guitar sound, also if im not wrong this is the only one which contains flute, another extra point in their work, the flute as usual is not always in the song, but appers simply when it has to appear and sounds great, after some minutes, the song turns slower and with an acoustic guitar, that`s only a little passage of the song, then you will notice a good guitar work throughout it, also this is the longest song

2. Kafari: This is my personal favorite song of this EP, actually i could tell you that i always repeat it when the album ends, or even in some of my random playlists i have included it, it starts with again a some space sounds and then a guitar work which is pretty similar to the first song, i can say that the sound is repetitive, but i like it and i could stand it being as repetitive as it could, we can notice some guitar solos during the song, but they are not that kind of outstanding solos that you will notice immediately and are the centre of focus, here you will listen synth, guitars and the guitar solo somewhere, the song turns faster in the minute 5 and its greater.

3. Sindran: It`s another long song , something about 9 minutes, but again an excellent sound, very spacey and electronic, i think in this song in particular the work of drums is more noticeable as in the other songs, despite again it could be repetitive ,and also it happened once to me that i didn`t notice when the song 2 finished and changed to the 3rd it is worth of listen, here i have found the quality of the band, as a creative band, there are lots of sounds in the middle of nowhere which are very well placed, here we have finished with the long songs.

4. Gnomen is the shortest song, and the first which starts with a different sound, here percussion is the first instrument that we can hear, very catchy and experimental since the synths join to the percussion, and the bass sound gives it yet more atmospherical sound, but anyway the worst song here i think.

5. Marastro: The last song of this excellent EP, i couldn`t have known this band better , i mean, this was my intro to the band and im glad for it because it`s nothing but quality and good music, this song is a great finish to the album, it has some sounds like water gouts falling, and some weird noises, this is until the first minute and a half of the song when it starts to progress with the other instruments, it is not alike to the other songs, so the term repetitive could be easily omitted here, despite this song is only of 5 minutes, it has various changes throug it, great!

Well after all i think my review is bigger than i was expecting, but hopefully it may get you into this band, at least you could give a try to this EP and deliverate if its for your taste or not.

Never a masterpiece because it`s repetitiveness (which i like) and because after all it doesn`t fill me as a masterpiece does. 4 stars, easily!

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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