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Cranium Pie


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.52 | 6 ratings

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4 stars One word from me ... impressive.

CRANIUM PIE evolved gradually as a psychedelic progressive quintet since 2006, from the darkest subterranean caverns of Wiltshire, in the South West of England. They have released several singles via UK independent labels Fruits De Mer and Bracken, and finally they released this fascinating creation - "Mechanisms (Part 1)".

Via this whole album, we can realize CRANIUM PIE have been pretty influenced by Pink Floyd, and their Floydish essence can be found here and there. But simultaneously I'm sure they should not simply be an imitative project of Floyd. They have more garagey texture and, like a Japanese pride Far East Family Band, definite Oriental moonshine, blended with Floydish mellow and gloomy basis. Their versatile sense opens widely from the beginning of the first spacey track "This Was Now, The Awakening Of The Birds" (with such a meaningful title). Eccentric electronic emblems and keen kaleidoscopic kicks can be used so effectively that their cranial world with hypnotically delicious pie goes forward.

The following track "Rememberrr" (previously released as an EP) obviously can remind us Pink Floyd in Syd period, and notify us also more spacey, more spicy seasoning with keyboard solo and fine synthesizer splash. Not a simple copy of Syd they've shot, but they've expressed high waves of cranial ocean in this tune I feel. Vaster and vaster their inner world and soundscape gets, leaning toward Far East Family Band ... at least for me. The former half of "Drying In The Sun" is a dreamy desert. Not heard such a dry, but warm sound storm, that blows me into another shock. The last song "Run To Survive" can throw us heavy blues touch with a bit pop footprints (my love). And yeah, the title track is a collective edition of CRANIUM PIE's sound essence - with heavy, deep riffs created by Dan's guitar solo, Steve & Julian's dark and strict rhythm section, Rob's flexible keyboard flood, Tim's addictive sound creation, and sticky, crazy voices - killa one.

Exactly a promising project, I'm looking forward also to their "Part 2".

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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