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BEYOND-O-MATIC

Psychedelic/Space Rock • United States


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BEYOND-O-MATIC is a San Francisco based improvisational space rock band which started in the early 1990's. Core members are Peter Fuhry (vocals, guitar) and Stenzo (keyboards). Supported by several friends they work out dreamy emotional songs based on a variety of instruments where Fuhry's charming vocals are a unique aspect. 1994 saw the first release 'The Flight Of Luis Garcia', followed by 'Sonic Reclaimator' (1996) and 'Your Body' another two years later. All productions contain extended works which push sonic limits, yet retain humor.

BEYOND-O-MATIC went into hiatus in 1999 but re-formed after five years to produce 'Time To Get Up' (2004) featuring new mind-bending psych/space jams which were originally provided for free download. Now in April 2010 TRAIL Records officially released this album with re-edited versions of the songs.

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3.93 | 8 ratings
Time To Get Up
2010
4.02 | 3 ratings
Relations At The Borders Between
2013

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 Relations At The Borders Between by BEYOND-O-MATIC album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.02 | 3 ratings

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Relations At The Borders Between
Beyond-O-Matic Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Windhawk
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4 stars US band BEYOND-O-MATIC was formed in the early 90s, releasing three full length albums and then going on hiatus. A brief reunion just after the millennium saw them record and release a fourth album, and then another state of hiatus was forthcoming. Sometime after 2010 they decided to have another go, and "Relations at the Border Between" documents the creations of the current version of the band. The album was released in 2013 through the US label Trail Records.

If you enjoy improvised psychedelic rock of the space rock variety, Beyond-O-Matic is a band that merits an inspection. Their arguably retro-oriented take on this type of music, sporting an organic 70's oriented atmosphere rather than a more modern one, is a compelling listen, and the inclusion of vocals does make these cosmic journeys a bit more accessible than the great number of all-instrumental space rock bands out there. A band and an album well worth an inspection by both junior and seasoned space cadets.

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 Relations At The Borders Between by BEYOND-O-MATIC album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.02 | 3 ratings

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Relations At The Borders Between
Beyond-O-Matic Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
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4 stars Long awaited ... since the songs were recorded more than one year ago basically ... the new BEYOND-O-MATIC album is out now. Peter Fuhry took all the time in the world to make it good - in order to append overdubs and to refine this stuff while editing and mixing in collaboration with George Dugan in his New York based I-Heights Studio. Yes, it was worth while - Trail Records can be proud to offer another exceptional album to us progressive rock fans, especially those who are from the psychedelic and space rock fold.

Here we have more extended songs compared to the predecessor 'Time To Get Up', released in 2010, on the same label by the way. So five out of seven are beyond the ten minute mark exactly. That means there's more room for jam and improv parts overall. The tunes predominantly come slow- respectively midtempo arranged. The album's unique flavour results from the hypnotic, halting behaviour - a special spaced out mood. And yes, Peter sings about mushrooms in between, but those of course sauteed in some butter and wine, right?

Apropos uniqueness - I should not forget to mention his high-pitched voice of course, partially polyphonic and experimentally modified - not for everyone's taste probably - a real sensation anyhow if you ask me. Besides him the band's steady core also features Stenzo on synths and drummer Anthony Koutsos. Almost without exception the bass comes from the electronic fold (at least according to the sleeve informations) - this is not what I would prefer, but on the other hand not a problem at all here either. In addition to that Stenzo serves some quirky snippets.and tons of well put spheric patterns.

Starting with the more compact tracks I would like to mention Tick Tock Rock first, which has the focus on vocals, as for that not a rock song as a matter of fact - a fine experiment anyhow. Wish yields a wonderful jamming part during the second half, including haunting guitar and nice flute respectively tribal percussion work. And then In Two OS ends with a brutal cut ... eeh! - SHIT! ... during the first listening session I really thought my CD was corrupted.

Never mind - BEYOND-O-MATIC readjust this shock immediately though with the following lovely (love? - generally I'm not good in exploring lyrics in English language) song - provided as a bittersweet symphony probably. This CD is brim-full of entertaining music, I really adore when bands extend their songs with some jam approach. 'Relations At The Borders Between' is something off the beaten path obviously, it's melodic and enjoyable anyhow - as for that the songwriting marks a perfect blend of experimentalism and accessibility - absolutely recommended!

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 Time To Get Up by BEYOND-O-MATIC album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.93 | 8 ratings

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Time To Get Up
Beyond-O-Matic Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Windhawk
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4 stars The US outfit BEYOND-O-MATIC was a San Francisco-based musical project with Peter Fuhry (vocals, guitar) and Stenzo (keyboards) as the main driving forces, with various friends and acquaintances coming and going in the handful of years the band was active. Initially disbanded in 1999, they briefly reformed to produce one last effort in 2002. After the recording sessions and studio work was finished in 2003 this creation never saw an official release, but eventually was made available as a free download from the band's website in 2004. Five years later the specialist label Trail Records decided to remaster and issue this effort, and in the late spring of 2010 "Time to Get Up" was finally given its official CD release.

Splendidly remastered by George Dugan, "Time to Get Up" is a high quality testimony to the talents of this gang of psychedelic warriors from San Francisco. And one well worth checking out by space cadets with a taste for material of a refined nature, with an emphasis on the gentler aspects found in this part of the psychedelic progressive universe.

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 Time To Get Up by BEYOND-O-MATIC album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.93 | 8 ratings

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Time To Get Up
Beyond-O-Matic Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
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4 stars This is a special offer coming from the charming space rock corner. The band had a return to active duty following a hiatus that lasted nearly 5 years. Peter Fuhry and his mates recorded this stuff around 2003/2004, however not officially released until May this year. Due to TRAIL Records the songs are now reworked with improved sound quality - a delightful experience for sure. One could only complain why it took so many years ... but never mind - 'Time to get up' here.

The songs are basically trippy floating jams where Fuhry's sweet vocals are a significant aspect, when even adding some pop appeal to the sound here and there in my opinion. Stenzo's quirky and spacey synthesizer additions are striking in the same way at least - possibly the album's greatest attraction as a matter of fact. Backing the cosmic flow all the way through bass and drums (Anthony Koutsos and David Jayne) appear relaxed and restrained.

It's quite hard to determine a typical highlight here. For some time I thought of Trying to find you which is notably hypnotic and provided with slight drones, also keeping a bunch of twittering synths and Fuhry's varied guitar work all over. Very melodic too on the contrary, yes - something to sing along really. Starbong holds a lively guitar, flute and synth interaction. The title track should also be named, at first rather unconspicious it all evolves to something haunting and dramatical step by step.

Expressing a happy mood Hawaiian Lady swings in a special manner. And the vocals nearly reach for falsetto heights. Another extraordinary track with time for a wonderful spacey excursion inbetween. One or two original, more electronically coloured songs are ignored for this collector's edition surprisingly, but it doesn't matter. BEYOND-O-MATIC provide an absolutely friendly peaceful atmosphere on this album. 'Time to get up' is a great collection of mellow space rock music suitable for some laid-back moments.

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