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The Spacious Mind


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.02 | 3 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars THE SPACIOUS MIND from Sweden are one of my favourite Psychedelic bands, but I must admit their albums are often "hit or miss" for me. Their earlier live album called "Do Your Thing But Don't Touch Ours" is an example of "hit" for me, while for some reason this 2005 live recording does little for me.

"Distant, Oh So Far...Better Go Right Away" is the 21 minute opener. I was surprised after the band was introduced and we get the smattering of applause how bombastic they are here. They come out with guns blazing but for me it doesn't work. A lot of noise though, it just doesn't sound good. It settles around 2 1/2 minutes.This is fairly pastoral really. I like the bass after 4 minutes because it makes the sound a little meaner. It gets fuller before 10 minutes before it starts to settles again. Kicks back in after 14 1/2 minutes with some wild guitar.

"Me And A Tree And The Sigh Of A Leaf" is also around 21 minutes. It opens with guitar sounds and is laid back. The tempo picks up and it gets fuller 12 minutes in. Drums 16 1/2 minutes in. "The One That Really Won The War" is around 18 minutes in length and is the final track. More of an ethnic vibe on this one.The guitar starts to make some noise after 4 minutes.

A pretty good album that is fairly laid back overall, but for me it lacks something.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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