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Sensations' Fix


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.55 | 60 ratings

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3 stars Austere, that is why it never "conquered" the BIG markets.

Austere, considering the "heights" of exoticness fellow musical contemporaries, were achieving or had achieved at the time. I could mention mine and you should have your personal favorites. I mean we are talking about the 70's, like it or not, Prog's "golden" break through era. Prior to this 1974 Sensations' Fix first work, as mentioned, are myriads of great prog albums, 1972 alone has at least 20.

Anyway, by austere I by no means, will describe "raw". By austere, in the case of this italian 70's prog band, I mean under-toned, or really unpretentious as far as technical pirouettes or soloing fireworks go. Their language has to do more with attractive songwriting that flows between straight to the bone simplicity and low- key beauty ( "Life Beyond the Darkness" track 10) , or masterfully performed electronic Prog/Folk ("Fragments of Light" track 1, "Music in Painting in the Air" track 3, "Do You Love Me" track 9 ), or perfectly woven synth/voice/electric guitar "electronics" ("Nuclear War in Your Brain" track 2, "Windopax and the Stone Sender" track 4, "Music without Gravity" track 8, "Telepathic Children" track 11 ), or experimental but pre-written songs like the strange, yet straight forward low-tone psychedelic "Space Energy Age" track 5, or "cosmic" electronics ("Metafel+Mafalac" track 6) or what seems to be a cover of a cover of an unwritten Jethro Tull song, quiet fun, even childish ("Space Closure", track 7). So, by austere I do not refer to one focus austere. Neither poor or unmasterful compositions and performances, I refer to unpretentiousness or maybe even better, the lack of commercial "intentions" or "ambitions" and its "comfortable" burdens, austere.

I suppose. Sensations' Fix "Fragments of Light" will be close or tagged to "psychedelic" Prog Rock. It complies with all the requisites, less the "stadium" like pretentions. More intimate,straight forward and "simple" in comparisson to those.

For me, ***3.5 "enough to catch my attention" PA stars. The rest is up to you!

admireArt | 3/5 |


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