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Seven Percent Solution


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.98 | 3 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 7% SOLUTION are a band out of Texas of all places who play a dreamy and spacey brand of music. Some call it a cross between Dream Pop and Space Rock. Not exactly the kind of music you usually would associate with Texas.They're a four piece band and there are vocals.The same year that they put out this album they also put out a 4 song EP of covers that included THE BEATLES "Tomorrow Never Comes" from "Rubber Soul", OPAL's "Supernova" , PINK FLOYD's "Astronomy Domine" and CAN's "Oh Yeah" from "Tago Mago".They have good taste right ?

"All About Satellites And Spaceships" features gentle guitar and atmosphere with the faint sounds of a space transmission in the background. "Built On Sand" has a much fuller sound with drums and vocal melodies contributing. It settles down 2 minutes in then these tribal-like drums and spacey vocals come to the fore. Another calm before 4 1/2 minutes as themes are repeated. "Resolve" has such a good intro that builds. Dreamy vocals after a minute.This is great ! I like the nimble bass lines too.Vocals stop for a while then come back late. Best song so far. "Happy ?" has this laid back guitar as drums and bass join in quickly. Spacey vocals after a minute. It kicks in a minute later (nice) as contrasts continue. Another fantastic tune. "The Air Bends Sunlight" builds with vocals. I like the guitar here. It kicks in around a minute. A calm follows then it builds as themes are repeated.

"Your Kingdom,Your World" is spacey with drums and sampled words joining in. Incredible sound here. It calms down then it rebuilds. It's spacey to end it as well. "The Road And The Common" is a vocal track with strummed guitar and a beat. Cool tune. "Snuff Gold And Gold Tilings" has this beautiful sounding guitar, a beat and faint vocals with atmosphere.Vocals a minute in. Another excellent number. "Blindshore" is spacey with a beat, and the vocals don't arrive until after 3 1/2 minutes. "Lost" is spacey as the sound builds slowly. Vocals join in. "The Sky Suspended" which means it's not moving sideways? This is minimilistic and moving.The drums don't arrive until around 4 minutes.

A solid 4 stars and fans of Psychedelic / Space Rock should check them out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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