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PANTA REI

Panta Rei

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.20 | 28 ratings

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Gruvan
4 stars Well... What can one say about this album then? First off I really object to the labeling of Panta Rei as spacerock or even psychedelia. It lacks the noise of bands like Hawkwind and the sound-experiments of Pink Floyd. In my opinion it's just a typical example of the jazz-rock or fusion of the era, albeit very good indeed. The musicianship is excellent and the english vocals are sung in really good english, without any noticeable accent at all, which is nice. The music ranges from the quite intense upbeat-tempo of "Five steps" to the balladry of "White bells". (Nice flutes on that one!) There aren't a lot of over-distorted guitars but they do hammer it out on a couple of tracks such as the Zappa-esque "Five o'clock freak" and "The turk". Both songs heads off into great, seriously groovy jams which I find to be spellbinding in every sense of the word. In short it's a really good album, filled with extraordinary jazz-rock/fusion of the time and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in good music in general but to people in to prog and prog-related music in particular. I'd advice you to go out and buy a copy.
Gruvan | 4/5 |

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