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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.10 | 719 ratings

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Mr. Mustard
1 stars I will be brutally honest: I did not understand this album when I first got it, nor do I understand it now. I view this album as one with excess, and without nearly enough attention to the actual music. In brief, there simply isn't enough melody. Space Rock cousins such as Pink Floyd and even Ozric Tentacles seem to be able to handle mixing fine melody-writing with the psychedelic, spacey atmosphere the genre is known for. Furthermore, many of the songs are simply monotonous, with examples being 'Opa-Loka' with its painfully repetitive drum work, and the horrible 'Standing At the Edge' and 'Warriors', which is just spoken word over random noise. Besides 'Assault and Battery,' this is just bland music. The overall Punk vibe that permeates the album is also something which I am not keen to, though others might like it,

This album also suffers from weak production and mixing, with the instruments mostly sounding like they're bundled together to create a mess of noise. The flute especially is something I would have wanted to hear more of, but cannot because of the thick wall of sound, in addition to the fact that is wasn't mixed highly in the first place. There is a 5.1 mix from Steve Wilson out and that may compensate these issues, but not even better production can save the dreadful, monotonous music.


Mr. Mustard | 1/5 |


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