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Architectural Metaphor - Odysseum Galacti CD (album) cover


Architectural Metaphor


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.49 | 8 ratings

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2 stars Odysseum Galacti is made up of six songs (first six tracks) recorded in the studio in 1988 and two live songs (tracks 7 and 8) recorded live in Massachusetts. Architectural Metaphor is influenced by early Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, and maybe a little Gong. The eighth track, Brainticket, shows some Ozric Tentacles influences. Nice bands to be influenced by, but influences aren't always what they're cracked up to be.

The recordings on Odysseum Galacti have a strong demo feel to them. Poor recordings are always a problem for me. They distract too much from the music. But here, the music, too, is sorely lacking any direction. Architectural Metaphor could really use a rhythm section and sorely needs a bass player. Barely heard percussion just doesn't cut it and the noodling on the synthesizers just leads nowhere. The vocals are very poor and are not very clear at all. The live recordings are better than the studio recordings. Unfortunately, it isn't enough to save this disc.

I forced myself to listen to this whole disc, fortunately without totally losing my mind. I had this persistent urge to skip to the next track on every single song. A very mediocre work I can only recommend to fans/collectors of this band or those interested in a complete psychedelic/space rock discography. Two stars. Apparently, Creature of the Velvet Void is much better.

progaeopteryx | 2/5 |


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