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Architectural Metaphor


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.49 | 8 ratings

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3 stars Odysseum Galacti, Architectural Metaphor's debut release is really a snapshot of a band in transition. The main part of this Cd was recorded by their original lineup, fronted by founding members Paul Eggleston and Bill Buitenhuys. The first 6 songs are from 1988, and feature most of the original quintet. Anu and We've Come for Your Children are the highlights, the first a trippy marimba driven miasma vaguely influenced by Pink Floyd. The second is a more driven guitar oriented piece where Buitenhuys exhibits some muscular guitar playing. Cascading Foliage is vaguely Tangerine Dream-ish. Waterwheel, the opener is fairly slick for this lineup, but perhaps a bit too long. A cover of Hawkwind's Sonic Attack is frightening and unsettling.

The second part is the more familiar lineup of 1994-2000, featuring the first recordings of the trio of Eggleston, Greg Kozlowski and Deb Young. In Between Dunes has a nice pulse to it, and some interesting vocals. The second newer piece, Brainticket, is the treasure. Wailing guitar from Kozlowski dance over a pounding sequence. Both newer tracks were recorded live. As it says on the back: 'this is a headphone album'. Space never sounded this deep. Recommended for fans of both 'out there' krautrock and severely acid damaged euro bands.

| 3/5 |


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