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VOID GENERATOR

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Italy


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VOID GENERATOR were formed in Rome around 1996 with an initial line-up of five local musicians who had already worked together in previous projects. The declared intention was to share the psychedelic atmosphere of the predecessors in the genre. First they worked out a contribution to a compilation of local bands. Then reduced to a quartet the band spent a long period of musical experimentation in their recording studio called 'The Wizard's Garden'.

Their first self-titled EP came out in 2004, which consists of four tracks and got reviews around the web on various magazines. The second work, titled 'We Have Found The Space' (2005), features ten songs in a space rock style decorated with stoner and metallic elements, influenced by Hawkwind, Motorpsycho, Monster Magnet or Kyuss to name a few. Furthermore they were invited to offer contributions to diverse sampler and participated at several festivals.

It took some years when VOID GENERATOR produced a new album called 'Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic', released by Phonosphera Records in 2010. This one comprises four lengthy tracks, once more heavy space rock and stoner dominated but also decorated with trippy moments. It was recorded by Gianmarco Iantaffi (guitar, vocals), Sonia Caporossi (bass), Cristiano Lodi (synthesizer) and drummer Marco Cenci. An Italian tour followed the same year in September.

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We Have Found The Space
2006
3.11 | 6 ratings
Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic
2010
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Supersound
2014

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2011

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 Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic by VOID GENERATOR album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.11 | 6 ratings

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Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic
Void Generator Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Windhawk
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3 stars According to its website, the Italian band VOID GENERATOR landed on planet Earth in 1998. Since then they have issued two full-length albums, of which "Phantom Hell and Soar Angelic" is the most recent, released on the small indie label Phonosphera Records in May 2010.

Void Generator has crafted an album sporting a sound and style that in this particular blend hasn't been taken on by others too often. Epic-length excursions, the shortest clocking in at just over 13 minutes, combining droning guitars, doom-laden riffs and swirling keys with the repetitive hypnotism of krautrock aren't everyday fare for sure, and those who enjoy or think they will enjoy such a mix will most likely find this CD to be a welcome addition to their collection.

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 Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic by VOID GENERATOR album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.11 | 6 ratings

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Void Generator Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
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3 stars Second full album from this Italian heavy space rockers. VOID GENERATOR exist for nearly 15 years in the meanwhile headed by guitarist Gianmarco Iantaffi. You can feel the experience when listening - hence they have reached for an unique niche regarding this genre. The vocals are not the strongest point here - not exceptional though for this music style, aside from that 'Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic' is basically instrumental. Now coming to something special first - if you should tend to be disappointed about the total length when checking the album sleeve ... then you must know there is a hidden track included of not less than 24 minutes!

So finally you can listen to four extended songs way above the ten minute mark. However, in opposite to uninspired jamming, this is enjoyable in its entirety, quite varied and atmospheric. The album starts with Message From The Galactic Federation - first provided with a straightforward garage/stoner behaviour, but drifting into the last third it all changes to a hypnotic jamming groove led by Iantaffi's riffing guitar. Probably not for everyone's taste due to this repetitive style, but I definitely love it! Intensified by diverse synthesizer gimmicks this surely has a spacey vibe.

Next one The Morning is starting trippy laid back but then gliding into heavier territories by and by, suspense-packed indeed. Finally they fall back into the initial mood with a charming keyboard outro ... leading into The Eternaut which holds some speed changes and a tricky blend of styles. The bass serves a rather jazzy groove all the way through and inbetween Iantaffi even appears with a fusionesque guitar solo. On the other hand there are Porcupine Tree alike heavy hooks all over and Cristiano Lodi shows his synthesizer qualities once again. A great, nearly puzzling composition!

Finally the hidden track is a rather simple and halting stoner jam basically, featuring several overdubbed guitars. Sounds a bit too much of a good thing to me. This is something I'm not sure about, even if there is an interesting melancholic outro put into shape by synthesizer and guitar. Anyhow, all in all 'Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic' comes as a matured effort, decorated with Iantaffi's catchy riffs, sometimes nearly prog metal bordering. As for a similar approach British Litmus come into my mind. Worth it to be checked out - 3.5 stars.

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