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Polska Radio One


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.98 | 15 ratings

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4 stars The style, the mood and the proposal of this album is always almost the same. The rythmic sections are quite repetitives (what could make them similar to Can, but there are many diferences between the two groups), the tunes are catchy, very good, smooth in most of its extension; also surprising once in a while. Many times sounding mantric, and/or a bit tribal. So, this repetition doesn't get annoying, it's even desirable. In an overall view, this work reminded me a bit of the hypnotic tunes of Kraftwerk's Autobahn. But it's very different anyway: doesn't sound as electronic as they do. Besides, the tones and tonalities are a bit more interesting. IMO. This opus is very immersive and relaxing. Sometimes it's a little monotonous, like on tracks 4 and 6, because on these they don't explore their instruments so much as they do on the other tracks. Anyway, most of the time you can find some interesting, intriguing musicality on the guitar, synths, drums and bass. To me, the highlight of this album is the electric tampura. What an unforgettable and unique sound it does! It's assumed by one member, that doesn't pick any other instrument(s). The other three members plays two instruments, always including keyboards. They know how to explore a good variety of tones. On other occasions, they use wisely and measuredly some loop effects, that reminds me of Gong. Even though until 5th track they don't sing, some good or great vocalizations or vocal effects are executed on all of the songs.

On this paragraph of the review, I want to analyze the one and only bonus track, entitled 'Rhymes & Harmonies'. The combination of sitar and electric tampura it presents is spectacular. The vocals repeats "I feel myself so strange" very gently, intriguing and immersive. And when they´re not singing, some amazing solos and harmonies on synths, drums, guitars and bass are made.

The album deserves a 3,8. The bonus track, 5. So, that makes a final note of 4,1.

arymenezes | 4/5 |


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