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3.93 | 10 ratings | 1 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hydrophonic Gardening (5:09)
2. Kozmische (10:13)
3. Sunflower (8:43)
4. Lava Lamp (6:09)
5. Planetarium (3:23)
6. Vimana (8:26)
7. Omnia (9:30)

Total Time: 51:33

Line-up / Musicians

- Luis Simões / electric, Classical & acoustic guitars, acoustic & electric sitars, lap steel, bass, bass pedals, synth, organ, Theremin, gong, wind chimes, finger cymbals, vocals, production & mixing

Releases information

CD Mellow Records ‎- MMP 451 (2003, Italy)
CD Elektrohasch Records - EH 133 (2009, Germany)

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
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Review by Kazuhiro
4 stars Part where culture and knowledge to project to activity concerning music character are expressed very well. As for it, this music character might visually consist for not only aural but also the listener as a stimulated part. The music character that Luis Simoes to establish this project created and the purpose were clear. If it dares to fix the genre, a lot of Neo elements of psychedelic and the parts of Experimental Rock might be included in them. However, even if kinds of the music character that they do by a minimum unit and musical instruments are based, it is possible to think about the flow of a kind of Trip Music as for the introduction of musical instruments such as organs and Sitar even if all respects are considered. They accompany the music character of fine quality very much. And, the route might be established by this album.

The music character of this Saturnia that had acted since the time of 1996 is a route of psychedelic. And, it is original and interprets it not to imagine specific of the genre partially. As for it, the purpose of Luis Simoes might be reflected. Painting and music, and design and the culturesIt is projected surely to the music character and expressed. The music character cultivated with the Cranium label well versed in the item of psychedelic and Trip Music has been succeeded enough by this album. Their from the especially 2000's music characters might have succeeded in establishing the music character with the refined flow. The imagination of the music character by two of Luis Simoes and Francisco Rebelo surely exactly stimulates listener's aural and sight. The usage and the composition power of musical instruments introduced by the tune are overwhelming.

They are having them establish the music character by Mellow Records further in this album. Establishment of usage of synthesizer and Theremin. Or, the fact to contain the element where it doesn't stay simply and psychedelically by using Sitar. And, it is partial in which it runs to the whole volume, a progressive flow is understood, and it absorbed it. It has atmosphere that is reminiscent of the route of a certainly famous band of psychedelic and group of Electronics. However, they may say that they will develop an original route overall.

"Hydrophonic Gardening" is continuousness of the sound that flows in the part and the space of effective SE. And, the processing of a guitar that produces the anacatesthesia and an electronic sound intersects. Music is imagined while including a few psychedelic and ambient elements. The construction of the done consistent music character stimulates aural. The continuousness of the shining sound is the world completely exactly constructed.

The flavor of Neo psychedelic and Experimental Rock flows exactly well in "Kozmische Part1&2" with the length. Melody of organ of psychedelic in close relation to constant rhythm. And, the atmosphere of the Middle East appears exactly well in the melody of the guitar and the scat that twines because of the distorted sound. The flow that the melody of Raga Rock twines round the flavor of good psychedelic might be splendid. The usage of Sitar is also good each other. Repeated rhythm and melody indeed express the gaga part. It changes tempo in the part of Part2 and the tune is composed of another angle. It progresses while taking mixing an electronic sound and the element of minimal.

The sound of a melody with expression of feelings and a pastoral guitar gently affects "Sunflower". An effective melody of the flute and the sound of the decoration exactly have the flavor of psychedelic Neo. The part and the composition power of the song that constructs the atmosphere of the tune can be improved.

"Lava Lamp" is connected from the part of Coda of "Sunflower". It rushes into the part of a heavy rhythm and a complete anacatesthesia while continuing silence and the tension. The synthesizer in close relation to the melody of the guitar is completely progressive. There might be space that they create. The composition in which an electronic sound twines round the flavor of psychedelic Neo is expressed well. A transparent feeling and the anacatesthesia continue.

"Planetarium" expresses the flow of heavy darkness. Flow that is reminiscent of Strings with keyboard. Continuousness of decoration of electronic sound in close relation to it. The flow round which various sounds twine gives a good tension.

As for "Vimana", the taste of psychedelic with an enchantment rhythm and the sense of relief is impressive. It is likely to be able to catch as complete Trip Music. The element of the ambient and minimal is added to the flavor of a length and flowing psychedelic Neo. And, the sound of the decoration that introduces it everywhere makes the atmosphere of the tune act effectively.

"Omnia" is a tune that continues a completely bright melody. However, a transparent feeling and the anacatesthesia that flows through the whole volume consist as a flavor of psychedelic that they do and an original composition that is. Part of song that produces transparent feeling. Or, the progress of Chord toward the top is processed. Melody of guitar with flavor of psychedelic that flows consistently. Sense of relief of synthesizer and organ in close relation to it. All might create one complete space.

The element as Raga Rock might not been so introduced in this album. It is established by this album as Music who indeed has originality the part as Neo psychedelic and Experimental Rock the Music character however that they create.

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