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The Spacious Mind


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.10 | 2 ratings

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3 stars This are three jams with an approx. length of an hour recorded in New York City some day during the year 2005 (not sure if it was May or September, depends on the european or american date expression). The audio quality is quite good which makes this recordings rather enjoyable for a space rock fan. Enthusiastically announced THE SPACIOUS MIND play very trippy sounds in general, but also gear up to something heavier rocking from time to time.

The Cinnamon Tree offers a relaxed, if not slightly doomy mood - a highly concentrated start with great accentuated organ and playful guitars. This is not that rocking really. So they don't break sweat at the beginning I'm sure (except it was a very hot evening). This is not meant as defining the quality of course, rather the atmosphere in general. Directly fading into E6 THE SPACIOUS MIND continue relaxed chilling for a while until the trip escalates for the first time.

The middle part is partially hypnotic krautrock flavoured and step by step the song reaches for the fulminant peak at the end when the rhythm section really awakes. Taken from the 1994 album 'Organic Mind Solution' The One That Really Won The War has become a band's live standard. Linking to the former song they build up some crashing walls of sounds but always fall back into a new gliding phase once more. The last puzzling minutes surprisingly offer synths and driving percussion contrasting.

Although I've already heard space rock music which is more inspired I have to admit that this release holds a proper SPACIOUS MIND performance. It pictures the band's experimental character and will please every fan - 3.5 stars.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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