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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.00 | 3 ratings

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3 stars Merkabah has indeed taken a big step in the direction of jazz on their new offering.

Their debut EP was a good post-rock record. Good but a bit generic. The same cannot be said about Lyonesse. Merkabah has taken a big step in the direction of staking out their own little patch of land in this scene.

The music on this supposed live EP (where is the audience, btw ?) is based on post rock and space rock. That's the base. On the top of that, you have woodwinds like sax which sounds a bit like Soft Machine. The woodwinds floats on the top of the pretty repetetive post/space rock which occupies the back of the sound. The sound is heavy and wall to wall. The bass also rumbles on, joined by guitars too in this very dense sound.

The qualities of the songs are good throughout. But the songs feels like one piece of music and not like three songs. The music is varied with the woodwinds adding a lot of dense texture to the sound. I feel though that the woodwinds sometimes are a bit unstructured and all over the place. Too much so, in fact. But this is a free download and it is well worth checking out. I like this EP a lot. But not enough to declare it great.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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