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2 stars A congenital psychedelic progressive album for younger projects?

Basically organ / keyboard-based heavy psychedelic project, not so weird nor so experimental as Krautrock. With reminding me something flavorful like a prototype of psychedelic progressive scene Vanilla Fudge or Doors, they launch late-60s pink-coloured sound ribbon eddies all around. The third track "Thoughts", one of their highlights, can show a sticky strict keyboard-based psychedelic texture with perverse guitar phrases and meditative oxygen around this. In other songs they scattered some toxic essence seen in some older psychedelic carpets, not simple rhythmic psych nor uptempo heavy syrup of electric riffs.

Their melody line is simple and straight enough for us to understand and digest easily, so that we cannot feel these tunes not so innovative indeed, but we can find they should have struggled to break the common sense around them upon the rock scene in those days. But sadly, not so progressive as Moolah or Damenbart existing in the same period, and we cannot help setting lower valuation for this stuff "as a progressive rock creation".

Anyway let me say it's true that I could get immersed in a lovely and simultaneously plaintive stream like in the last track "Divertimento". I'm not able to recommend this album as a Krautrock masterpiece really, but personally said, I love this one.

DamoXt7942 | 2/5 |


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