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3.60 | 19 ratings | 4 reviews | 32% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Indul (5:40)
2. Heavenicetrip! (8:22)
3. Imarebot (5:27)
4. E-Zone (7:45)
5. Fix Dance (6:39)
6. Running in the City (7:54)
7. Pedmóbü (6:02)
8. Six Steps on the Moon (6:08)
9. Karma Tours (7:04)

Total Time 61:01

Line-up / Musicians

- Andras / lead vocals, guitar, synths, violin, percussion
- István Balahoczky / bass, synths, violin, percussion
- Zoltán Farkas / drums
- Péter Szalay / guitars

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COLORSTAR Heavenicetrip! ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(32%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
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COLORSTAR Heavenicetrip! reviews

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Review by loserboy
3 stars You have entered the "Musical Cranial Vista" and now find that you do not want to leave COLORSTAR. Accurately sub-titled "Heavenicetrip!" this album will clearly place you into another orbit full of wonderful mostly instrumental space jams somewhere I would characterize between the OZRICS and PORCUPINE TREE. For those who have all the technical computer requirements can enjoy a nice journey across the CD Rom (Track 1) which offers an artistic video of the track "O-Zone" and contains group photos, concert footage, and a story of the band. The remaining tracks are simply to die for with phenomenal musicianship which is best displayed during their all out jams. COLORSTAR are a highly creative musical act which explore some tremendous musical rhythms and grooves. Colorful and highly psychy but also highly essential.
Review by Joolz
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Well, I dislike this almost as much as I love Colorstar's latest album [Komfort] - while Komfort is full of catchy melodies and crazy beats, Heavenicetrip sounds sterile and devoid of inspiration, much of the time meandering along towards some unseen horizon in an uninspiring and lacklustre fashion. Sure, there are signs of future brilliance, but they are deeply enmeshed in a morass of over-repeated phrases, unexciting hooks and some average musicianship. Sadly, the only proper song on the album [Six Steps On The Moon] is devoid of merit and features a tedius drum solo!

But it is not all negative - far from it. The electric guitar sounds nice and mellow in a primary supporting role, while the fretless bass is a welcome sound. As also is the addition of hand percussion (tabla) to augment the drum kit on occasion. Voices do not play a major part, but when present they give a distinct lift to a track like the 60s inflected psychedelic Pedmóbü. Most of the material is of the free-form kind and is quite disposable, but occasionally a spark gets ingnited: five minutes into O-Zone a short bridge leads into a fine bouncy beat and guitar solo; Running In The City starts with a superb atmospheric section but ultimately runs out of ideas; while Karma Tours ends the album on a high, by far the best track with an Indian mantra and heavy guitar riff.

The fact that this was Colorstar's debut means that it was not a bad first effort, at the very least providing a fair basis from which to move forward. Overall, though, Heavenicetrip is a very patchy album that has too few virtues to warrant more than passing interest.

Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars This music is so much fun ! We get a taste of Dance, Trance, Psychedelic and Electronic all blended together. I couldn't help but think of another Hungarian band called KORAI OROM who play a similar style of music. Lots of drums and percussion with PORCUPINE TREE-like guitars and deep, chunky bass lines. This music just grooves people !

"Indul" has an ethnic flavour and becomes uptempo with that hypnotic beat. Such a full and solid sound to their music. Turn it up ! Hard not to move to the music. The song ends with a nucleur explosion. "Heavenicetrip !" has this mid-paced beat as guitar is picked. Such a clear and clean sound. Synths and processed vocals come in. It kicks into gear at 2 1/2 minutes, and i'm reminded of early PORCUPINE TREE, especially the guitar. Love that guitar ! Chunky bass and some ripping guitar after 7 minutes. "Imarobot" opens with floating guitar melodies as synths and spoken vocals come in. The tempo picks up as the bass digs deep and the guitar plays over top with the drums beating away. A more powerful sound 2 1/2 minutes in,organ follows. Vocals 4 minutes in. Great sound. "O-Zone" opens with percussion. Guitar and bass join in. Synths arrive and i'm thinking PINK FLOYD. A calm after 3 1/2 minutes. Spoken words 5 minutes in before it kicks back in.The guitar before 6 1/2 minutes sounds fantastic.

"Fix Dance" is experimental to begin with until we start to get a beat a minute in. Prossesed vocals 2 1/2 minutes in. Guitar before 4 minutes. Great sound. Spoken words again after 5 minutes. It's raining late as it blends into "Running In The City". The rain continues until a beat takes over with vocals. Guitar 4 minutes in makes some noise. "Podmobu" sounds like "Run Like Hell" early. The guitar 2 1/2 minutes is very psychedelic. Some female vocal melodies later. "Six Steps On The Moon" is a great track. I like the bass lines as well as the guitar. We get a beat before 1 1/2 minutes with vocals. Incredible sound 4 minutes in with the synths and female vocals. Crazy good drumming to end it. "Karma Tours" has such a good beat with synths as the guitar plays over top. Vocals come in and it gets a little heavier 5 minutes in. Nice.

Obviously from the ratings for this one, not everyone is as into this style of music as I am. I think if you like OZRIC TENTACLES or KORAI OROM you'll like this one a lot.

Review by tszirmay
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars This incredible music wallows within far-flung Space rock concepts , close to Italian group Sunscape, choosing to weave intricate dual guitar riffs, with chugging bass and almost danceable drums (in a good sense) similar to their Hungarian compatriot tripmeisters Korai Öröm or Finn cousins The Giant Hogweed Orchestra and Groovector. They also bring aboard a couple of synthesists to intensify the sonic colorations with masterful results. "Indúl" (Start) blisters ragingly ahead, setting the torrid yet oft dreamy pace, drowning in massive swaths of psychedelia and groove. This pulsating ambiance blooms even further on the title track, the pertinently named "Heavenicetrip", a raucous explosion of intense guitar fulminations, bluesy but fast and hence, desperate to keep up with the funky bass played the István Balahoczky that slings this one into one hell of a danceable but groovy setting, while both axemen let the strings shred through the mist, with a myriad of luscious effects. "Imarobot" squirms into trance territory but pushed along by that malevolent bass, the guitars ring choppily and the mood intensifies as the synths start pinging and ponging wildly. Drummer Zoltán Farkas thumps his traps abusively, in a pseudo-African marshalling beat that just keeps cooking! Another absolute killer track. "O-Zone" retreats to a trippier minimalist intro, very psych and repetitive for the most part but still relying on the percussive work to shoulder the main thrill. The bass finds itself still funky and prominent, waving the other lads through towards some distant cosmic buzz, a bit like those trance- rave concerts with live bands like Ozric Tentacles, Hawkwind et all? After a brief ambient lull and some odd chanting , the theme comes rambling through once again more furious than before, the lead guitarist with deadly grins on their faces. They really blaze ardently, my goodness! Already a half hour of colossal music, can this "trip" go on? "Fix Dance" keeps the ball rolling with that locomotive bass, the rippling drums toying with the guitar arpeggios that quickly morph into heavy riffs, dissonant effects and vocal distortions, carrying a lot orgasmic weight as they forge forward , ready to explode. And then the deflagration comes with a sinuous and creeping lead guitar solo that swerves, swoons and sweats, all within the bruising and delirious sounds. Bloody incredible really. Things get experimental with sampled female voice bits computed to infuse with the male lead vocal on the brooding "Running in the City", a curious adventure in electronic music played by a hard- edged rock band, with highly satisfying results. The fretboards really peel off some sizzling solos, crafty and original and a prostitute tirade effect that is trčs recherché only adds lusty humor to the urban context. Brilliant again, I must say. "Podmóbü" is the oddball track, brimming with oddity, half old Pink Floyd, half Experimental, with some eccentric guitar blissouts and female chanting that fits the atmosphere to a Tee. The outgoing Frippoid slash is magnificent. Things get obviously interstellar with the cheeky "6 Steps on the Moon", a galactic ride of humongous proportions, loaded with unexpected genius, totally unpredictable (a rare occurrence in the relatively restricted Space ?Rock genre), ever endingly creative and yet powerfully hypnotic. The drummer really lets it rip here with a nasty solo that will make your heart skip a few beats and beads of sweat berthing at your brow. This incomparable album ends convincingly with "Karma Tours", a final 7 minute romp that oozes rhythm and psychosis, a lethal combination when well propelled by such a first- class bass/drum duo. Things get tribal electronic with almost vocoder-like robotic pleas bursting through the thundering haze. Blistering material, proggers, you need this BIG TIME . After all, sinkadotentree and I cannot be both wrong!

Easily within my top Prog 100 ever. Yes, and another sex soundtrack (LOL) for my harem. 5 trippy Budapests

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