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The band was founded in Krakow in 2004. The band made one album in vinyl in 2005, 'SKY IS THE LIMIT' with the help of Tukasz GORYCKI who took part in the realization of the solo record of DAVID GILMOUR. In October 2007, the band made a live record 'STILL UMMADELLING' with half an hour of new music including a cover of PINK FLOYD's ''CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE EUGENE''. In July 2008, the band played at the Night of Prog III Festival in Lorely, Germany.

In November 2011, a new record was released, ''RELUSION'' inspired by the book ''GOD DELUSION'' by RICHARD DAWKINS. The line-up is SEQ (synths), KUL (lead vocals), THUG (synths), IJON (piano and synths) , PRINCE OLO (guitars) and PI TU (bass guitars and backing vocals) The music is space rock with influences of PINK FLOYD and TANGERINE DREAM with ambient and electronic music.

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2.55 | 14 ratings
Sky Is the Limit
3.81 | 26 ratings
4.33 | 3 ratings
Valley of the Kings

HIPGNOSIS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.40 | 5 ratings
Still Ummadelling

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4.00 | 1 ratings
3.00 | 1 ratings
Life Plays No Encores

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5.00 | 1 ratings
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 Sky Is the Limit by HIPGNOSIS album cover Studio Album, 2006
2.55 | 14 ratings

Sky Is the Limit
Hipgnosis Crossover Prog

Review by apps79
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2 stars Hipgnosis from Krakow, Poland, were born in 2004 with a 6-piece line-up full of weird pseudonyms: SsaweQ on drums, electronics and keyboards, KuL is the female singer, GoDDarD on guitar/synths, PitU on bass/vocals, ThUg on keyboards and GooLaky on guitars.They recorded their debut ''Sky Is the Limit'' between March and September 05' at Studios FPGS and Hipgnosis-Art Studio.The album was released in 2006 in a collaboration between their own label Studio Hipgnosis-Art and Music Corner Records.

Being fans of the analog Space Rock period, Hipgnosis didn't want their debut to exceed the 41-min. mark as a tribute sign to the vinyl period.However their sound is very modern, while the album was only released in CD format.The style is trippy Space/Electronic Rock full of electronics, samplers and ethereal female vocals, having the basic problem of all these records, which is the repetitive grooves and some hypnotic segments.The tracks are quite long with few variations, the atmosphere on the other hand is quite impressive, filled with spacey textures.After the middle there is some strong presence of powerful electric guitars in an overall very Metal-like delivery and the sound becomes more bombastic and haunting, even more with the presence of distorted male voices.''Ummadellic'' is propably the most vintage- sounding track.It finally shows the love of the group for old-styled Space Rock, featuring the constant offering of a dramatic organ sound next to the powerful grooves and the futuristic electronics.

I do not see much of a great record here.But I definitely see lots of potential.With some care and a more flexible sound Hipgnosis can come up with a trully innovative release and who knows, sky maybe the only limit for the group.As for this album, this could be a good listening fro Space Rock and Electronic Rock freaks in the vein of PINK FLOYD or TANGERINE DREAM...2.5 stars.

Thanks to kev rowland for the artist addition.

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