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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.39 | 28 ratings

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3 stars It begins when the world ends.

The first track of this heavy psychedelic album of the only artist able to convice Syd Barret to join a band after Pink Floyd, "The Coming of the Other One", opens with the famous prophecy of Nostradamus that was interpreted as the coming of the apocalypse: "1999 seven months...". It's a chaotic track featuring voices and screams, like some of Ron Geesin's works.

"10000 words in a Cardboard box" is beat-psychedelia with a touch of early Pink Floyd. It's a pity that Barrett left the band before the first gig. An easy track, in any case.

"Dawn of Magic" is heavy psychedelic. A sort of electronic mantra for less than 2 minutes. It ends suddenly to give room to another very floydian song: "Tiptoe on the Highest Hill".

"Fluid", with its female sighs has some of Gong's Radio Gnome. I mean "Prostitute Poem" on Angel's Egg.

"Mexican Grass War" opens with military drums followed by tribal voices while a distorted guitar makes "noise" in the background". Then a crescendo of noise raises the tension until the coda, when percussions fade out.

"Rock and Roll the Joint" is made of psychedelic sounds over a standard bluesy E-A-B sequence of chords. A non-essential song.

"Suicide" opens with acoustic guitar and has a beat flavour. It fits well in late 60s British psychedelia, but it was already 1970. The voice and the melody are essentially beat, but floydian in the chorus. It's a song made of different sections. It could have been longer.

"Three Little Piggies" is a joke. It makes me think to early Gong.

"The Sparrow is a Sign" is just the closure track, also this mid-way between Early Pink Floyd and Gong.

This album is a collection of disconnected songs. Not that each album needs to have a concept, but probabl the track sequence could have been set differently. It can be of interest to fans of psychedelia. Just a sort of documentary about the end of the UFO club years.

2.5 stars really, rounded to three.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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