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2.49 | 8 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Waterwheel (9:11)
2. Sonic Attack (7:06)
3. Cascading Foliage (6:10)
4. Odysseum Galacti (6:11)
5. Anu (8:40)
6. We've Come for Your Children (7:06)
7. In Between Dunes (9:52)
8. Brainticket (7:38)

Total Time: 61:53
Tracks 1 - 6 are studio recordings.
Track 7 recorded live, September 1994, Amherst Common, Amherst, MA.
Track 8 recorded live, August 1994, The Rat, Boston, MA.

Line-up / Musicians

- Paul Eggleston / Roland JX-3P, S-10 Sampler, SH101, Gliss guitar, Juno 1, voice
- Bill Buitenhuys / guitar, effects, voice (1 & 6)
- Deb Young / percussion, voice
- Dave Gorrill / percussion, effects, voice (1 & 6)
- Greg Kozlowski / guitar, pedals, effects, ball bearings (7 & 8)

Releases information

CD ArcMet Music AM 2001

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ARCHITECTURAL METAPHOR Odysseum Galacti ratings distribution

(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (62%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

ARCHITECTURAL METAPHOR Odysseum Galacti reviews

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Review by progaeopteryx
2 stars Odysseum Galacti is made up of six songs (first six tracks) recorded in the studio in 1988 and two live songs (tracks 7 and 8) recorded live in Massachusetts. Architectural Metaphor is influenced by early Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, and maybe a little Gong. The eighth track, Brainticket, shows some Ozric Tentacles influences. Nice bands to be influenced by, but influences aren't always what they're cracked up to be.

The recordings on Odysseum Galacti have a strong demo feel to them. Poor recordings are always a problem for me. They distract too much from the music. But here, the music, too, is sorely lacking any direction. Architectural Metaphor could really use a rhythm section and sorely needs a bass player. Barely heard percussion just doesn't cut it and the noodling on the synthesizers just leads nowhere. The vocals are very poor and are not very clear at all. The live recordings are better than the studio recordings. Unfortunately, it isn't enough to save this disc.

I forced myself to listen to this whole disc, fortunately without totally losing my mind. I had this persistent urge to skip to the next track on every single song. A very mediocre work I can only recommend to fans/collectors of this band or those interested in a complete psychedelic/space rock discography. Two stars. Apparently, Creature of the Velvet Void is much better.

Latest members reviews

3 stars An interesting debut album. The early version of the band claimed influences by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and AMM. The experimental side is heavily on display as some songs wash in and out, barely hanging to a thread of structure. We've Come For Your Children and Waterwheel are the most 'norm ... (read more)

Report this review (#1723347) | Posted by prophet10 | Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Odysseum Galacti, Architectural Metaphor's debut release is really a snapshot of a band in transition. The main part of this Cd was recorded by their original lineup, fronted by founding members Paul Eggleston and Bill Buitenhuys. The first 6 songs are from 1988, and feature most of the origin ... (read more)

Report this review (#66716) | Posted by | Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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