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Reese Beeman (guitar, vocals) formed Austin/Texas based SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION in 1992. James Adkisson (guitar) joined one year later to release the first EP 'Sugar'. Featuring Scott Sasser on drums and Dwayn Moore (bass) the band recorded the first full album 'All About Satellites And Spaceships', comprising atmospheric songs which show a blend of trance, contemporary space rock as well as a pop/alternative flavour comparable to Richard Ashcroft's The Verve. Released on X-RAY in 1996 it reveived some praise from diverse US music magazines.

From now on the the band toured the States regularly. Thereby they made use of experimental guitar playing as well as sensitive vocals to create atmospheres and textures. Their various influences and cinematic sound gave them a wide audience from psychedelic/space listeners to fans of shoegaze, trip hop, and even electronica. Released in 1999 the follower album found them traversing prog music territories far more. 'Gabriel's Waltz' was recorded by a quartet this time with Julian Capps (guitar, bass), having replaced Dwayn Moore.

With the addition of Mike Sherrill on bass and James Harwood on drums, the band's live sets have become more energetic until finally the disbanding took place in 2003. SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION are a good call for lovers of dreamy space rock.

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All About Satellites & SpaceshipsAll About Satellites & Spaceships
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All About Satellites And Spaceships
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Gabriel's Waltz

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 Gabriel's Waltz by SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION album cover Studio Album, 1999
4.00 | 1 ratings

Gabriel's Waltz
Seven Percent Solution Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
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— First review of this album —
4 stars Their first album 'All About Satellites And Spaceships' bears some popular elements while getting close to Richard Ashcroft and his band The Verve. Three years later though they were reduced to a quartet then. Bassist/guitarist Julian Capps had replaced Dwayn Moore. With a bunch of live experiences in the back it all sounds more matured and unique on 'Gabriel's Waltz'. This one is dedicated to US poet Anne Sexton who committed suicide in 1974. And so it all starts with emotional melancholic sentiment.

Glockenspiel and Beeman's awesome vocals wrap you up on Dear Anne - lack of percussion is indicated here. The triple pack 3 to 5 builds the album's core for me. Carousel holds tribal drums and repetitve spacey guitar stuff, relatively simple but effective anyhow. The subsequent Bruise shows them on the move to traverse the Milky Way at the latest - an essential space rock song, if you ask me. A rumbling bass, hallucinatory voice samples, screaming and soaring guitars are bouncing back and forth - wonderful!. This went straight on to my personal treasure chest.

Provided with a relaxed groove Threshold follows - so charming and lovely that you are willing to switch the repeat modus on ... forever and a day. Not necessary though because some songs are still following, including the instrumental title track - reminiscent of Wishbone Ash's intriguing twin guitar presence a bit. The Lone Starfighter release offers a special bonus track, adopted from Can's 'Tago Mago' album, also released on Hidden Aggenda as 7'' - lively to the contrary, a good interpretation (except somebody really misses Damo Suzuki's vocals).

End of inspiration? Although they had started to work on a follower album ... this should be their final effort - unfortunately. Melody and atmosphere - this music is coming close to 100 Percent Solution I would say with magnificent compositions and cosmic ambience. Lost in reverie - something to relax. They are the masters of an echoed guitar sound here, definitely trippy, respectively even shoegaze. You won't miss the synthesizers at all. Recommended!


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 All About Satellites And Spaceships by SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION album cover Studio Album, 1996
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All About Satellites And Spaceships
Seven Percent Solution Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
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— First review of this album —
4 stars 7% SOLUTION are a band out of Texas of all places who play a dreamy and spacey brand of music. Some call it a cross between Dream Pop and Space Rock. Not exactly the kind of music you usually would associate with Texas.They're a four piece band and there are vocals.The same year that they put out this album they also put out a 4 song EP of covers that included THE BEATLES "Tomorrow Never Comes" from "Rubber Soul", OPAL's "Supernova" , PINK FLOYD's "Astronomy Domine" and CAN's "Oh Yeah" from "Tago Mago".They have good taste right ?

"All About Satellites And Spaceships" features gentle guitar and atmosphere with the faint sounds of a space transmission in the background. "Built On Sand" has a much fuller sound with drums and vocal melodies contributing. It settles down 2 minutes in then these tribal-like drums and spacey vocals come to the fore. Another calm before 4 1/2 minutes as themes are repeated. "Resolve" has such a good intro that builds. Dreamy vocals after a minute.This is great ! I like the nimble bass lines too.Vocals stop for a while then come back late. Best song so far. "Happy ?" has this laid back guitar as drums and bass join in quickly. Spacey vocals after a minute. It kicks in a minute later (nice) as contrasts continue. Another fantastic tune. "The Air Bends Sunlight" builds with vocals. I like the guitar here. It kicks in around a minute. A calm follows then it builds as themes are repeated.

"Your Kingdom,Your World" is spacey with drums and sampled words joining in. Incredible sound here. It calms down then it rebuilds. It's spacey to end it as well. "The Road And The Common" is a vocal track with strummed guitar and a beat. Cool tune. "Snuff Gold And Gold Tilings" has this beautiful sounding guitar, a beat and faint vocals with atmosphere.Vocals a minute in. Another excellent number. "Blindshore" is spacey with a beat, and the vocals don't arrive until after 3 1/2 minutes. "Lost" is spacey as the sound builds slowly. Vocals join in. "The Sky Suspended" which means it's not moving sideways? This is minimilistic and moving.The drums don't arrive until around 4 minutes.

A solid 4 stars and fans of Psychedelic / Space Rock should check them out.


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