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4 stars Ok, this was recorded at the end of the 70´s long after Uli Trepte´s history with Guru Guru. This album is also a type of collective, featuring guys from even the earliest of line- ups of Embryo for example, Edgar Hofman. It is said on the back cover of the second album "Kick-Up" that it was recorded only using two microphones on two-track, the sound quality prooves it and its really similar to that on this album, self-titled Spacebox... This album incorportates a wide viriaty of styles close to Uli Trepte´s heart. First what I would like to point out is the idea of Free-Rock that Trepte has mentioned before, especially early on with Guru Guru, the idea of creating and unstructured/improvised song...structure (jejejeje) that would move and sound fluidly,or even creating a totally structured song that would sound like it was complete insanity! through out the whole album you can hear the heavy,saturated parts wich add a familiar touch..."sing sung song" okey thats one, then there is the use of the Sax and the rest of the wind instruments on the album that kind of gives it a jazzy-more mellow sound to album, sometimes it is accompanied by the guitar, creating a soft atmosphere before bursting into colors!!!"Ich Bin Suchtig" Then there is the use of the Spacebox, and other instruments like the violin, and the same wind instruments that also add a nice psyche-spacey feel to the album."Tape Talk" All this elements put together make the album and interesiting and highly enjoyable album. All this added of course to the lyrics made and sung by Trepte himself, and his own trance like repetitive bass line.
Doobie | 4/5 |


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