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CREATURE OF THE VELVET VOID

Architectural Metaphor

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.01 | 12 ratings

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Marty McFly
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Errors and Omissions Team
3 stars I can't help myself (therefore I'm helpless), but this hangs in my mind on 2-3 star scale. First track's first minute was perfect love at first sight, but on a first though (I mean second) it became first pain in a long string of good/bad things about this album.

Whew, "Kairos", the second track is for example, third one also, but there is something I cannot describe, which is bad. This is maybe third time I've seen this in prog music and was not able to describe it, which annoys me quite a lot. Words are important for telling your opinion, so I'll try to find out what it is.

Maybe it's a fact that these tracks, this music don't flow easily. Psychedelic rock should be about relaxing, well, tripping. But this sounds like it's fully loaded truck which bumps on every hole on a road.

However, despite heavy sounds, which are not as pleasant as I would expect, there are light moments of relatively good music. And also ideas. And by that I mean a lot of ideas. It's whole bunch of unrealised quality. But from accepting it, you are blocked by weird sounding instruments. Woman vocals are great, she has hypnotic voice, which I suppose is ideal.

Well, three stars, it's probably good record and I didn't get it at all, but there's something bad about it. Balanced 3 stars by the way.

Marty McFly | 3/5 |

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