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Psychedelic/Space Rock • United Kingdom


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1. Formed in London in 1980, LEGENDARY PINK DOTS. Members throughout the band's career have been Edward Ka-Spel (vocals, keyboards) and Phil Knight (keyboards), with a shifting supporting cast over the years. The Dots' music is by turns melodic pop and exotic psychedelia, with classical influences, sampling, and relentlessly dark, violent, apocalyptic lyrics.

2. Among the best CD's are "The Maria Dimension", "Legendary Pink Dots" and "Chemical Playschool 10".

3. Highly recommended if you are into something 'modern psychedelic'.


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LEGENDARY PINK DOTS discography


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LEGENDARY PINK DOTS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.60 | 14 ratings
Brighter Now
1982
3.00 | 7 ratings
Basilisk
1983
3.26 | 14 ratings
Curse
1983
3.24 | 15 ratings
The Tower
1984
3.70 | 17 ratings
The Lovers
1984
3.64 | 18 ratings
Asylum
1985
3.88 | 8 ratings
Prayer For Aradia
1985
4.27 | 15 ratings
Island Of Jewels
1986
4.11 | 16 ratings
Any Day Now
1988
4.02 | 25 ratings
The Golden Age
1989
3.67 | 9 ratings
Four Days
1990
4.04 | 24 ratings
Crushed Velvet Apocalypse
1990
3.90 | 45 ratings
The Maria Dimension
1991
3.86 | 23 ratings
Shadow Weaver
1992
3.88 | 17 ratings
Malachai (Shadow Weaver Part2)
1993
3.80 | 20 ratings
9 Lives To Wonder
1994
3.55 | 13 ratings
From Here You'll Watch The World Go By
1995
4.08 | 13 ratings
Hallway Of The Gods
1997
3.77 | 13 ratings
Nemesis Online
1998
4.17 | 15 ratings
A Perfect Mystery
2000
4.09 | 11 ratings
All The Kings Horses
2002
3.90 | 10 ratings
All The King's Men
2002
4.10 | 10 ratings
Poppy Variations
2004
4.10 | 10 ratings
The Whispering Wall
2004
4.00 | 12 ratings
Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves
2006
3.86 | 7 ratings
Alchemical Playschool
2006
3.92 | 13 ratings
Plutonium Blonde
2008
4.18 | 11 ratings
Seconds Late for the Brighton Line
2010
3.60 | 5 ratings
Chemical Playschool 15
2012
2.88 | 8 ratings
The Gethsemane Option
2013
3.36 | 11 ratings
Taos Hum
2013
3.13 | 8 ratings
The Curse of Marie Antoinette
2013
3.40 | 5 ratings
Plutonium Live
2013
3.79 | 14 ratings
Dot to Dot
2014
4.27 | 10 ratings
10 To The Power Of 9
2014
3.29 | 7 ratings
Pages of Aquarius
2016

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.60 | 5 ratings
Live At The Metro
1999
3.75 | 8 ratings
Farewell, Milky Way
2000
4.00 | 3 ratings
Code Noir
2013

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.00 | 1 ratings
A Dream Is A Dream Is A Dream
2005

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.33 | 6 ratings
Chemical Playschool 3 + 4
1983
3.50 | 4 ratings
Stone Circles - A Legendary Pink Dots Anthology
1987
3.50 | 4 ratings
Traumstadt 1
1988
4.20 | 5 ratings
Greetings 9 + Premonition 11 (It's Raining In Heaven)
1989
4.63 | 8 ratings
Legendary Pink Box
1989
4.43 | 7 ratings
Chemical Playschool 8 + 9
1995
4.80 | 5 ratings
Canta Mientras Puedas
1996
3.40 | 5 ratings
Ancient Daze
1997
3.00 | 9 ratings
Under Triple Moons
1997
3.57 | 7 ratings
Stained Glass Soma Fountains
1997
4.33 | 6 ratings
Chemical Playschool 10
1997
4.80 | 5 ratings
Poi Poka Mozhesh
1999
4.00 | 2 ratings
A Guide To The Legendary Pink Dots Vol.1: The Best Ballads
2000
3.80 | 5 ratings
Kollabaris
2001
4.33 | 6 ratings
Chemical Playschool 11, 12 & 13
2001
3.83 | 6 ratings
Synesthesia
2002
3.50 | 4 ratings
El Kaleidoscopio Terminal
2002
0.00 | 0 ratings
Caciocavallo Reissue Collection
2002
4.00 | 2 ratings
I Did Not Inhale
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
A Guide To The Legendary Pink Dots Vol.2: Psychedelic Classics And Rarities
2003
3.75 | 4 ratings
Crushed Mementos
2005
4.00 | 2 ratings
Come Out From The Shadows
2013
2.50 | 6 ratings
12 Steps Off The Path
2014

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.50 | 4 ratings
Faces In The Fire
1984
3.67 | 3 ratings
Curious Guy
1986
4.00 | 3 ratings
Under Glass
1988
4.00 | 3 ratings
Princess Coldheart
1990
3.60 | 5 ratings
Remember Me This Way
1996
3.50 | 4 ratings
Sterre
1997
3.80 | 5 ratings
Pre-Milenial Single
1998
3.67 | 3 ratings
Singe Während Du Bist
2004
3.67 | 3 ratings
Legacy (25th Anniversary Single)
2006

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS Reviews


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 Any Day Now by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 1988
4.11 | 16 ratings

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Any Day Now
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Psych-tinged electronic-glazed goth rock for ghosts, leading off with a tip of the hat to the classic ghost stories of M.R. James (Casting the Runes, inspired by the same story that inspired the classic Dana Andrews movie Night of the Demon) and continuing through a range of intriguing sonic frontiers. The album has a chilly sound which may surprise those who from the charming band name expect a tripped-out hippy psychedelic rock exploration, but which lays the groundwork for the similarly strong release The Golden Age. Waiting For the Cloud offers a ten-minute exploration which represents perhaps the most progressive extreme of the band's sound at this time.
 The Golden Age by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 1989
4.02 | 25 ratings

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The Golden Age
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars The Legendary Pink Dots' customary psychedelic haze coalesces here into a choking miasma of gothic darkness on The Golden Age, a downright sinister album which evokes a haunting, melancholy atmosphere that pervades every single composition. When it gets back down to Earth, as on songs such as Lisa's Separation, it's a gloomy and poetic evocation of everyday mystery; when it launches itself into more fanciful lyrical territories, the bizarre phantasmagoria we are presented with is reminiscent more of nightmare than dream. Borrowing plenty of gothic rock motifs and bending them in tripped-out ways, this is darkwave for the madhouse. Four solid stars.
 The Maria Dimension by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 1991
3.90 | 45 ratings

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The Maria Dimension
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars 4.5 stars. LEGENDARY PINK DOTS formed back in 1980 in the UK but at some point The Netherlands became their home base. They are a Psychedelic band inspired greatly by Syd Barrett. Edward Ka-Spel is the genius here as we get the kind of musical soundscapes that leave me breathless. I could go on and on about the atmosphere, the effects, tape manipulation, electronics and samples that are used here. It's a rather dark album with lyrics to match. Edward clearly liked the way Syd wrote his lyrics but there's no question he has moved beyond Syd's abilities, and then add the dark and inventive soundscapes and yes I have another band to follow, and with their huge discography this is going to be fun. Edward even sings like Syd which I must admit is not a style of singing I enjoy but I have come to accept it. This was released in 1991 and it's a long one at over 74 minutes.

"Disturbance" opens with sounds building including what sounds like a hurdy-gurdy. Vocals join in but not for long. Sounds slowly pulse in this very psychedelic sounding track. Sax joins in before 3 minutes. "Pennies For Heaven" opens with intricate guitar as reserved vocals and electronics join in. It turns more sinister lyrically and instrumentally after a minute. Strings too followed by church organ as the vocals continue. The vocals are stronger before 2 1/2 minutes as we get marching styled drums and more. Horns lead a minute later as the vocals have stopped. It continues this way to the end. "Third Secret" opens with what sounds like guitar but if it is the sound is manipulated. Vocals, a beat and keyboards join in quickly. It's fuller 2 1/2 minutes in. Sax to the fore 4 minutes in as the vocals have stepped aside. Male operatic vocals end it.

"The Grain Kings" is a top five tune. Powerful electronics to start and it's dark. So much going on here. It picks up 1 1/2 minutes in as the vocals join in. Love the rhythm here, like riding a train. Check out the keyboards starting before 5 minutes. Is that guitar after 6 minutes? Crazy! "The Ocean Cried"Blue Murder"" opens with piano as the vocals and a bass horn join in, electronics too. Waves and seagulls end it as the piano continues. "Bella Donna" is a top five. I love how this starts with the synths as restrained vocals join in. This is so moving for some reason. There's those lush synths again but with sax this time before 2 minutes as the vocals stop temporarily.

"A Space Between" starts out really good with those pulsating electronics and drums as the vocals join in. The chorus is too catchy. "They all have names" is repeated many times as the sax plays over top. Again this is so inventive, especially late with all that's going on. "Evolution" is another top five track for me. Man this seems Krautrock inspired as it opens with spacey, droning sounds. Love the atmosphere here. A beat kicks in along with some strange noises. A baby cries out before 4 minutes bringing GILA to mind. Spoken words follow in this haunting section. There's that baby crying again. The guitar expressions and electronics sound so good as the spoken words continue. Dark pulsating sounds after 6 minutes and what sounds like strummed sitar. "Cheraderama" opens with spoken vocals and atmsophere. The vocals get deeper then back to the previous soundscape. A hypnotic and dark tune.

"Lilith" has spacey synths, faint spoken vocals and a beat. "Fourth Secret" has tons of atmosphere as the drums and electronics join in. An 80's sounding synth line joins in that I like. Deep vocals chant the words. "Expresso Noir" has a rhythm that reminds me of being on a train at night which is cool. Vocals throughout and it's experimental late. "Home" is a top five that opens with piano and it's so excellent how the atmosphere envelopes the soundscape after a minute. Simply a beautiful piece of music. "Crushed Velvet" is the final tune and my final top five. Yes I like the way this album ends. It sounds like deep cello as spoken words join in. Very psychedelic lyrics here as well. Love it! An eastern vibe joins in. A change after 2 1/2 minutes with percussion and strange sounds, sax too. This is so good and it ends with some creepy piano.

I can't wait to check out more from this band, they play the kind of Psychedelic music I adore. One of the best albums from 1991, no doubt.

 Asylum by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.64 | 18 ratings

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Asylum
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Dobermensch
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Welcome to the most inconsistent band of all time. I present to you 'The Legendary pink Dots'. Born in England but raised in Holland and developing the weirdest accent you're likely to hear this side of Uzbekistan .

There's never a dull moment with Edward Ka-Spel whose lyrics reveal a man fit for the psychiatrists couch.

'Asylum' was their most ambitious and yet complete recording until this point. There's some great haunted house vocals on 'Femme Mirage' which resembles pale white Victorian faces staring out of mansion windows as plinky plonky piano patters evily in the background, whilst heavily reverberated strings which sound like those used in 'Cannibal Holocaust' flutter around in the background.

One highlight comes early on with the ultra Syd Barrett-like 'The Hill' which describes a sniper outside a schoolyard. I can't believe there's so little reference to Ka-Spel sounding like the spitting image of Floyd's originator. Close your eyes and every tune this guy sings just sounds like Syd.

It's all a bit like listening to creepy nursery rhymes where at times it's light and bouncy but is immediately followed by huge slabs of darkness in the lyrics. 'Asylum' has a lot of psychedelia and space-rock at its core. Much of it sounds a bit dated, particularly the keyboards which must have sounded passe even in '85. There is however some excellent usage of violins and strings which sets this apart from their contemporaries.

There's a schizophrenic yet whimsical sound that prevails through the entire recording, where at times there's beautiful strings played in an orchestral manner to be met with such wonderful titles as 'Fifteen Flies in the Marmalade'. What does it all mean?

'So Gallantly Screaming' has machine guns and a U.S civil war bugle calls to arms. This is where things go a bit mental with chopped up banging and short stabs of electronics coming to the forefront. All the while 'Ka-Spel' plaintively sings tunes from his clearly damaged mind. I guess the amateurish cover makes a bit more sense whilst listening to his insane mutterings.

Things certainly get more bizarre and odd towards the end with string arrangements accompanying the vocal derangements. The last three tracks are superb as they go completely off the rails but remain tuneful. Of particular note is the final track 'This Could be the End' with it's treated violins and mashed up vocals and a whole load of sound effects.

'Asylum' is a lengthy double album with much lunacy, completely crazy lyrics and is superbly played by a group of clearly highly skilled musicians. It's therefore very difficult to give a sensible rating.

Four stars, only just.

 10 To The Power Of 9 by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.27 | 10 ratings

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10 To The Power Of 9
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
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4 stars Core members Edward Ka-Spel und Phil Knight are representing the LEGENDARY PINK DOTS first and foremost. They are from the United Kingdom, originally constituted the band, or project if you will, over there - however meanwhile having settled down in the Netherlands. Their musical legacy, since the early 1980's up to now, is comprised of a huge amount of albums, which in general deliver experimental, avantgarde oriented psychedelic/space/kraut stuff. Now it was about time, '10 To The Power Of 9' - released on Italian label Rustblade Records - is my first attempt to review one of their recordings.

This album appears in three incarnations so to say. There's a standard compact disc and vinyl release given with differing tracks, and additionally a CD deluxe version which includes another second disc. Who might expect rock music as such should be on the watch here, as the tracks are featuring more dark ambient and trancendental soundscapes all the way through. Well, what is required to get in touch? An open-minded approach as it is not easy getting access to. The tracks definitely need time and concentration, you should be in a good mood also, preferably have your headphones at hand ...

... and then the PINK DOTS - who are truly legendary in the meanwhile - will send you on a gripping trip which is spiritual, weird, beautiful ... eh, different at all events. Synths, minimalistic halting beats, guitars and Kaspels characteristic voice, that is needed to produce such a cinematic exploration when it comes to the ingredients. Just in order to name some extraordinary examples, the short new wave infected Your Humble Servant is nested by two amazing spacey trips named Primordial Soup and Freak Flag featuring synth loops, soaring guitars managed by Erik Drost. This is effectively designed overall, here and there reminds me of David Sylvian.

While taking more than 17 minutes the broadly conceived The Elevator is finally closing this new LPD chapter. When listening to this I felt like being on sight and insight, relaxed without having fear at all, buried in a capsule spinning around traversing outer space with ease, offering a fantastic view on spiral galaxies aso, plus extraterrestrial voices repectively sounds coming from the aether. Wow, they obviously know how to give us space cadets a treat. So here we have an album with easy-going chill though not simple-minded approach at all, assuming a lot of experience to make it in this successful way.

 10 To The Power Of 9 by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.27 | 10 ratings

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10 To The Power Of 9
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by LearsFool
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

5 stars Haunting. This is the dark, strange, rough, raw side of space. LPD says that they "will subject you to depraved but memorable rituals", and this is a perfect description of their sound and style. This is a bleak, dour, odd collection of chants, rituals, and avant garde experiments that don't always feel like they are of space rock, even though they most certainly are. This chills, but at the same time draws in inexorably. "Open Season" is one of the best tracks, and an excellent example of the style. Drums lead, various chants drone in and out, unexpected sounds arrive at times. It feels like the coldest night is making itself at home in your head and your heart. Without drums, the album would be nothing, but they are the best part of a brilliantly composed and performed record. Perfect, and a great companion piece to the works of Univers Zero, Art Zoyd, X-TG, and the darker releases of Bass Communion.
 The Maria Dimension by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 1991
3.90 | 45 ratings

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The Maria Dimension
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Dobermensch
Prog Reviewer

3 stars If you can imagine Syd Barrett scraping through the mid 70's and somehow pulling himself together to make an album in the next decade, this is the kind of outcome you'd probably expect.

'The Maria Dimension' is a paisley patterned kaleidoscopic psychedelic recording which sounds as though Syd is at the helm throughout. In reality, it's the work of the prolific Edward Ka-Spel - who has been around for a very long time brushing shoulders with the likes of total outsiders like Nurse With Wound and Current 93. Unlike their work this is far more accessible and tuneful.

Regular instruments are at play, but are used in an unusual way and the vocals are more often than not squashed through filters and compressors which add to the other worldliness of this recording which sports a very poor and cheesy front cover.

Although English by birth, Ka-Spel's spent so long in Holland that his accent has gone all funny and weird. Not that it detracts - it just makes it all the stranger. There are many moments of beauty hidden within this recording and every song has its moment. It's just that as a whole it kind of drags over the huge 74 minute duration. I can fully understand however, that it's most likely viewed as a classic by fans of the band.

 Asylum by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.64 | 18 ratings

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Asylum
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Pietro Otello Romano

4 stars During the late '80, I was pretty bored by the music scenario unable to offer something really new and exciting than neo-prog bands imitators of Genesis, and I was looking for something new, but with a more intriguing complexity than the new wave movement, generated from the post-punk and techno-pop.

So a friend of mine introduced me to the 'Legendary Pink Dots' with their 6th album 'Asylum'.

'The Legendary Pink Dots are an Anglo-Dutch experimental rock band formed in London in August 1980' by Wikipedia.

At the first listening they reminded me of the Tuxedomoon with a more complexity in the arrangement, and in the composition of the tracks. After several listening, came out some vague remembrance of the golden age's Pink Floyd of 'Wish you were here' and 'Atom heart mother', Eloy, and the Van Der Graaf Generator of 'the Quiet zone/the pleasure dome' too, but above all, the consciousness that finally, since long time, I was listening something very interesting.

Maybe for a 'modern psychedelic', "The Maria Dimension", "Legendary Pink Dots" and "Chemical Playschool 10" are the best albums to recommend, and they are good, indeed. Personally I still prefer a long and complex structure in a track, such as the traditional way of the prog-rock music, and 'Asylum' can offer this, in its atypical way. I mean please don't aspect the typical prog opera, but just an interesting album with several tracks with some changes of movements within the same song such as mini-suites, and an excellent richness of instruments in the arrangement.

I recommend, among the best songs, 'Echo Police' rich and complex in the arrangement, it is a very example of atypical mini-suite; lovely guitar's solo at the end; 'Prisoner' remarkable for the vocal's interpretation of the singer; 'I am the way, I am the truth, I am the light' a long track, with some strong characteristic of a suite, well arranged and executed, and with an interesting epic mood; and last but not least the gorgeous atmospheric 'Golden Dawn' an emotionally involving song, perfectly arranged, with an inexorable melancholy cadence that flow in a melting guitar's finale.

The Legendary Pink Dots are a typical example of an unwilling prog music band, and I recommend this album to all the prog fans that are looking for something alternative and different, highly creative but with strong features in the beloved genre.

 Shadow Weaver by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.86 | 23 ratings

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Shadow Weaver
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars This album, the follow up to the fabulous The Maria Dimension continues in the same vein as the previous album. Pulsing, swirling synthesizer sounds flow around the bizarre, yet compelling lyrics. As on the previous album, the sound brings to mind an updating of Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, with a bit of early Brian Eno's deadpan delivery mixed in.

While not quite as ear catching as Maria, this album, even after numerous listenings, continues to offer a heaping helping of audio candy ton the discerning listener. I particularly like the interplay between the sax and guest violinist Patrick Q-Wright. True, there is no astounding virtuosity on the Pink Dots' albums, but there is plenty of aural pleasure.

 The Maria Dimension by LEGENDARY PINK DOTS album cover Studio Album, 1991
3.90 | 45 ratings

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The Maria Dimension
Legendary Pink Dots Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars Well into their career, The Pink Dots are now showing why they are legendary. And why they belong on this site. The best description of this album, to me, would be a sound that Pink Floyd probably would have been into had Syd Barrett not self destructed into oblivion.

The music on this album is much more intense, and original than their earlier albums (at least the ones I've heard). There are pulsing, compelling rhythms, with interesting synthesized and acoustic instrumentation. But the true beauty of this album is the lyrics. Surreal, yet well structured, the lyrics evoke Syd Barrett at his best (perhaps even better than Barrett's).

If you want to get into this band, start here.

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