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Cosmic Trip Machine


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.05 | 5 ratings

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3 stars This one came up under problematic circumstances. Will and Majnun have already released two promising albums, which I really liked, because they are brimming over with ideas and inspiration. In 2009 plans grew to work out the follower 'Son Of Lord Space Devil' as a double album with four different suites. Many difficulties occured though, disease, depression, technical problems to name a few. Back and forth ... finally they decided to compress and rearrange their material and to call the new album 'The Curse Of Lord Space Devil'. The result is more of an unplugged thing, except the last track the rocking component takes a backseat.

Tribal oriental flavoured percussion, many acoustic guitars and repetitive patterns - they offer a trippy psychedelic atmosphere basically, which is mostly suitable for a campfire session. Will's voice is charming as usual. Quiet Night Thoughts holds a fantastic electric guitar solo and ends with a spacey downfall. Remains Of Amethyst is an excursion which moves deep into cosmic fields. The short Jessica's Nightmare comes as a mourning thing with decent organ adds serving a slight menacing touch.

Hence Son Of Lord Space Devil has failed to reach for the album's title track due to the aforementioned reasons. This extended track contrasts with a rather heavy psych outfit towards the end and probably is useful to defuse an atmosphere which otherwise would have been too dark mooded overall. They start very spacey and then regular acoustic drums appear after a while until finally the last minutes are rrrrocking the studio really.

'The Curse Of Lord Space Devil' is a nice album, not really thrilling though, which means I'm missing a reasonable advancement when considering their predecessor stuff. However, the great guitar work is generally striking and again they offer many haunting melodies. So this one surely is dedicated to fans of trippy psych music.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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