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3.76 | 44 ratings | 1 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Executive (7:22)
2. The Chase (4:54)
3. Fractal (6:07)
4. Solaris (3:38)

Total Time 22:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Sel Balamir / guitar
- Neil Mahony / bass
- Matt Brobin / drums

Releases information

Кeleased 14 February 2011 as free download at

Fractal was recorded mostly at night during
the sessions that formed The Octopus.
It is a purely improvised record.
In the spirit of this we have left it raw and uncorrected.

Recorded at The Chapel Lincolnshire UK
Nov 2008, May 2009

Mixed By Sel Balamir - Jan 2011
Mastered By Jon Astley - Jan 2011

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AMPLIFIER Fractal ratings distribution

(44 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

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4 stars This EP is a collection of leftovers from their 'Octopus' sessions during 2008/2009. The four tracks are completely improvised, and unique as they were recorded. Wow, Sel Balamir performs magic here - the guitar often sounds multi-layered. And so they do not need an additional keyboards/synthesizer player. A revelation for every space rock fan, well ... except you are keen on getting in touch with some heavy Hawkwind related stuff throughout.

Which means this is more of a trippy floating behaviour, and provided with much empathy including sensitive drum and bass work. However, we have an exception of course - while closing the first song Executive the band runs into a nervous breakdown The following The Chace shows some post rock impressions where the title track and the closing Solaris can be rated as cosmic trips per se.

Recorded in the night time this may be attempts in order to chill out in between. All three musicians play very relaxed, mostly. As stated before Sel Balamir is able to offer much variety, this is not boring at all, tension-filled to the contrary. I'm still not convinced about 'Octopus' at this moment - but 'Fractal' at least is a successful giveaway comprising more than 20 minutes of fine space rock - check it out!

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