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Parallel Or 90 Degrees


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.06 | 22 ratings

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4 stars Residing most times within the heavier parts of the progressive rock realm; Parallel Or 90 Degrees does a good job in making a summary of their output with this album; and they throw more tidbits towards the fans than ordinary for such a release, including almost 40 minutes of previously unreleased material, with close to 30 of those from an album that got put on hold due to other obligations from the band members.

In style and sound we're treated to a somewhat diverse band here; on one end exploring a sound and style mixing Porcupine Tree tendencies with AOR; while at the other end driving space rock with similarities to Hawkwind and aforementioned Porcupine Tree is the name of the game. And in between these extremeties....I guess you won't have to be an Einstein to guess what's likely to be mentioned there.

The songs range from average outings to moments of sheer brilliance; and I believe it's a matter of personal taste for what tracks to place in each category. This band has a strong appeal towards several different crowds, and although few will find this collection perfect I believe many will find it to be a high quality release worth purchasing. And with an official running time of close to 2 and a half hours; this is excellent value for money too.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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