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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars Wow - this is good. 'Via la Musica' has rhythmic and even danceable music to offer - combining psychedelic and triphop proportions in a very special way. I like that. Korai Öröm's music is nearby sometimes - no wonder they are coming from the same origin and scene at Budapest. But COLORSTAR is not a simple copy at all by using ethno world music elements with loops and some hungarian folk snippets. The band has developed its own style mixed up with more electronic portions embedded in song structures with ups and downs, gradual increases and surprising changes.

Just to mention the opener Morning call starting in a psychedelic trance mood with synthesizer, sitar and then suddenly changing to uptempo triphop even bordering to drum & bass. Not to believe - it groooooves! Budapest Win-A-Trip and Hue & Cry on the other hand are nujazz and could reach for a place on a Cafe De Mar sampler without any problems. Aalomadalom follows provided with a tribal beat, floydy guitar and mouth organ - what a combination!

Control the Momentsounds like a reminiscence to the Korai Öröm style. The guitar is striking as always and arranging the psychedelic vibe which increases more and more 'til the end of the album. Waterfront is a very catchy song with standard drum work convincing me much.

Interesting colourful music - quasi contrary styles are formed as a unit which is really impressing. Not typical psych/space sounds as you might expect - first of all because of this special rhythm work. This album will rather change the atmosphere on your party and fill the dance floor at a late hour. Worth it to have a listen.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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