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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 73 ratings

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VESPERO is a south russian band which plays trippy, spacey music with references to some other styles too. This album is a collection of recorded songs from 2005/2006, instrumental, except some male and female voices here and there. The tracks are blending into each other building a compelling one hour trip. The complete album is well designed therefore with a very special drumming and sometimes in a droning dramatic mood caused by heavy psych guitars and many synthy electronic elements which also refers to experimental/post rock.

The album is opened by the very mysterious Inverno with violin and distorted guitars. Triptych - to the falling sun is starting canterbury like - a catchy bass line brings tempo to the song but then we glide into a more jazz rocking part with a nice guitar solo and finally change to a dizzy dissonant interaction between violin, synthesizer and the band's rhythm branch. Rito, the title song and the album highlight works just like a krautrock jam. The band conjurs a wonderful gloomy psych gem gathering a dub groove, flute, synths and spacy guitars.

Inna's burst in tears shines as a space rocker with melancholic female voices whereas Crabs ashore escalates during the seven minutes, every instrument gets more and more dramatic. Skat and Silence breath echo are spacy improvised - good but not that spectacular. Ambience in blue - altarage to the thunder is ambient floating, near to avant and chamber because of an intense violin interplay, for the last minutes surprising because getting tempo with a happy reggae flavour.

This album has a great aura, not suitable for background listening and not everyone's taste for sure - appealing to fans of experimental psych and krautrock music.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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