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Psychedelic Progressive Rock

Progressive rock music has its roots in the mid 1960's psychedelic cultural phenomena. During that time the British Invasion and folk-rock bands began to expand the sonic possibilities of their music. These groups slowly started to abandon the concise verse-chorus-verse patterns of rock & roll, and moved towards fluid, free-form oriented song structures. Just as important was the incorporation of elements from Indian and Eastern music. Along them the principles of free-form jazz were included to the psychedelic sound, emphasising spontaneous emotions over calculated and estimated compositional constructions. Experimenting with new studio technology, electronically altering instruments and voices, was a part of this altered approach as well. Acid rock groups like THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and CREAM stand as descriptive and popular examples of the path from psychedelic sunshine pop towards a more aggressive and distinct rock expression, in particular showcased in their improvised live performances.

The boundary dividing the "Experimental" and "Progressive" classification is a thin and at times contested one for this era. The pioneering psychedelic progressive rock bands to be found at www.progarchives.com will in most cases be found in the Proto-Prog section of the site. Amongst these pioneering outfits are acts like THE BEATLES, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE AND VANILLA FUDGE. Artists such as PINK FLOYD will not be found there though, as their career extended well beyond these first, formative years.

Psychedelic progressive rock music may contain the elements previously described in varying combinations, but the artistic perspective of progressive rock is another factor. Some psychedelic rock bands stuck to the mid 1960's beat rock style in purist form, not partaking in the experimental development of the impressionistic possibilities of psychedelic rock music others spearheaded. The evolution of the psychedelic depth within a progressive context could be seen for instance in the 1960's recordings of ARCADIUM and BABY GRANDMOTHERS. One good example of early 70's Continental European progressive psychedelic rock is the album by AHORA MAZDA, and from Britain JADE WARRIOR's early efforts fuse psychedelic rock and ethnic music. Current artists exploring the vintage 60's/70's style and sound are acts like THE SPACIOUS MINDS and ACID MOTHER'S TEMPLE.

The entire Western pop culture scene was influenced by the psychedelic culture to some extent, including other prog genres such as Prog Folk. In Germany, artists influenced by the British psychedelic movement formed their own genre called KRAUTROCK. The pioneering early 70's bands in this genre represent the progressive acid rock sound of Germany, experimenting with long instrumental improvisations, emphasizing the use of psychedelic effects and weird electronic sounds. Some examples are artists like AMON DÜÜL, ASH RA TEMPEL, CAN, GÄA, NECRONOMICON and YATHA SIDHRA. The PROGRESSIVE ELECTRONIC style emerged from Krautrock. Some of the most influential artists of this genre, such as TANGERINE DREAM and KLAUS SCHULZE, explored a distinct psychedelic musical style at first, which was influential for the development of the "space rock" sound:


Progressive Space Rock

The late 1960's psychedelic rock scene also spawned the birth of the space rock genre. The pioneering acts of this genre assimilated krautrock elements like repetitive hypnotic beats and electronic/ambient soundscapes as they moved away from the common musical and compositional approach. The synthesizer with its bubbling tones and spacey patterns, provoking a gliding flow, is a typical instrument of this genre. Guitars are by preference played with glissando technique and delay/echo effects are heavily used, and elements originating from reggae/dub are fairly common. Several bands combine their live performances with trippy lightshows using random fractals. Albums in this genre will often include at least one long meandering jam based on a main theme, where loops and wavelike fluctuations provides slight variations to this structural foundation.

Stories, images, song titles and album names referring to cosmic themes are fairly common features of the genre. HAWKWIND's live album "Space Ritual" is said to be the ultimate space rock album due to the collaboration with sci-fi author Michael Moorcock. His lyrics are performed by a narrator and underlaid with synth elements. PINK FLOYD can be regarded as pioneers of spacey music during the band's early phase, as exemplified by certain tracks from "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" or the stirring live performance of "Careful With That Axe Eugene" from "Ummagumma". GROBSCHNITT provides another fine example of classic space rock with their epic effort "Solar Music". Other bands explored the space rock sound for a limited time period only. GONG released groundbreaking albums in the genre at the start of their career, while British hard rock band UFO released the extraordinary album "Flying - One Hour Space Rock" as their sole contribution to the genre in 1971.

A space rock scene can be found in most countries sporting artists producing music with a western-oriented or influenced sound. Swedish bands are known for a brisk exchange of musicians among each other. The "Strange Daze" festivals from 1997-2000 showcased the American space rock scene. Japan is an inexhaustible reservoir of artists exploring both psychedelic progressivce rock and progressive space rock. Representative examples of the style are bands such as ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE with their focus on long grooving improvisations, QUARKSPACE and OZRIC TENTACLES with their stronger emphasis on electronic elements and VESPERO and HIDRIA SPACEFOLK with their inclusion of ethnic-originating musical components. Other groups like ESCAPADE and THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS represent an avantgarde approach to the genre, whereas SUBARACHNOID SPACE and KINSKI are examples of artists that provide transitions to the post rock genre.


The boundaries of Psychedelic Progressive Rock connected with Stoner Rock and Acid Folk

The 1960's and 70's were a time of liberation, a time of rebellion against rigid rules and strict moral boundaries. In those "freedom of expression" days, an artist would typically herald their liberal attitudes as a mind-expanding trip on stage together with the audience in two ways. One was to realize audio/visually the visual and auditory hallucination as it was, and another was to play their repertoire spiritually and improvisationally under the trip. As for the latter approach, they devoted themselves solely to slow-to-mid tempo playing with low-tuned guitars in a heavy and expansive manner for playing steadily under this twilight condition. In the same time period, this approach to the musical trip was also taken on by some artists especially in the hard rock and heavy metal scene. This new style, drenched in heavy and downer psychedelia, was called "Stoner Rock". The name originates from the expression "stoned", referring to people in altered states of mind while under the influence of psychedelic substances. The Stoner Rock genre was universalized "as a strict musical style only" by the Industrial Grunge Rock genre that gained worldwide popularity in the early 1990s. The common denominator of all the artists mentioned is the representation of their personal cultural and political backgrounds, whilst playing slow-paced depressive songs with heavy guitars and echoic rumbling drums as the dominating features. Most of current outfits claiming to be the so-called Psychedelic Heavy Progressive Rock ones should be much influenced by the traditional Stoner or Grunge Rock as well as the early Psychedelic Progressive Rock. They can be considered as a borderline case between Psychedelic Progressive, Heavy Progressive, and Progressive Metal.

"Acid Folk" can be mentioned as another musical style with hallucinogenic approach. Psych Folk or Psychedelic Folk are other names for this genre, and is vaguely defined as a rock subgenre due to the mixture of folk rock and psychedelic rock. This is a style lacking in strict definitions, and it is contested whether or not the term was actually used at what is deemed the dawn of the genre. It's an undeniable fact that the Acid Folk scene gained some popularity by the efforts of artists in "The Folk Revivalism", but it's important to remember that there were two distinctly different approaches taken by those who helped shape the genre in the mid 1960's. Some folk singers approached a psychedelic rock structure as was popular at that time, while some psychedelic rock outfits tried to absorb and incorporate techniques and elements from folk rock. Both have great importance in the development of Acid Folk, and this may be the reason that strict definitions of the genre cannot be given. In view of the history, it's no exaggeration to claim that TYRANNOSAURUS REX, SYD BARRETT or THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND in UK rock scene seasoned the "traditional" Acid Folk with a more progressive spice. They, as eccentric or heretical rock outfits, accepted and incorporated Middle-Eastern and Oriental elements or instruments, and the result was the foundation for the current progressive Acid Folk movement. And in the Eastern parts of the world, different acid streams was provided by artists such as TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS or MAGICAL POWER MAKO who exerted a great influence on younger progressive bands. Their amazing achievements resides in the twilight zone between the Prog Folk and Psychedelic Prog subgenres.


A path that never ends

In addition of the styles described, psychedelic elements can be found in many other genres of progressive rock. The psychedelic cultural explosion had an immense influence on the western popular culture, and traces of it can still be heard also outside of progressive rock circles. The collective techno rave parties carry on the legacy of the audiovisual attack from the PINK FLOYD concerts in 1968, to cite one example. As the psychedelic movement was a large cultural phenomenon, it is difficult (and maybe unnecessary) to fence it to a clear category. Psychedelic progressive rock has been developing towards several different directions over time, and the task of classifying them as distinct genres and sub-genres is an ever ongoing process, often loaded with strong opinions. The psychedelic rock artists which are not considered as progressive in style are not listed in the databse of www.Progarchives.com. This in order to maintain the site's scope to be a progressive rock reference.

The aim of this description is to be a tool of reference for potential and existing fans of the genre, and we hope that this will aid those who read it to a better understanding of the genre as well as to enjoy and discuss the subject at hand both in the forums of the Progarchives website as well as in other places online and offline both.


Psychedelic Rock / Space Rock team April 2010

Space rock definition by Rivertree
The boundaries of psychedelic progressive rock chapter by DamoXt7942
Other text by Eetu Pellonpää
with kind guidance and support by Windhawk



The responsibility for the psych/space, indo/raga, krautrock and prog electronic subgenres is taken by the PSIKE team,
currently consisting of

- Meltdowner
- siLLy puPPy
- Rivertree
- Tapfret
- HarryAngel746

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Latest Psychedelic/Space Rock Music Reviews


 Alpha Persei by KAUFMANN, A. J. album cover Studio Album, 2022
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Alpha Persei
A. J. Kaufmann Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by dancingdaze

— First review of this album —
2 stars Had A.J. released the demos for this album instead of this album, it'd be just as good as "Stoned Gypsy Wanderer", and surely be a better space rock album than "Hippie". Take "Kali" for example - the demo sparkles with fuzz guitars, drums, and raw vocals, whereas the rendition found on the actual "Alpha Persei" album lacks power and conviction. "The Night We Met Amon Düül II" is actually better here than on the demos, but that's not my favorite song from the whole set. To be honest, it's hard to choose one, because in my opinion nothing really stands out from the fairly "normal norm". The more rocking tracks are my favorites here, like "L.A. Layla", "Silver Light", or "Ballad of a Peaceful Man". "A Violin Insane" is punk rock again, but this time really fun. I think this album has been recorded in 2017, which makes it actually pre-date some songs from the "Hippie" album. I find it amazing that The Swamp Records re-released this in 2022. The label did a great job, as it gave more people the chance to hear this material. I'd much prefer to have them release the demos though, but maybe that's only me. Overall, this album stands somewhere between "Hippie" and "Stoned Gypsy Wanderer", but is certainly not better than the latter, and maybe just as good as "Hippie" but a bit different. So, 2 stars, but make that 3 if you're a hardcore fan.
 Stoned Gypsy Wanderer by KAUFMANN, A. J. album cover Studio Album, 2021
3.00 | 2 ratings

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Stoned Gypsy Wanderer
A. J. Kaufmann Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by dancingdaze

3 stars "Stoned Gypsy Wanderer" was the second official physical release for A.J. Kaufmann, and, as many reviewers and heads have said before, his best album so far. It was originally released on CD with Kendra Steiner Editions (Texas, USA). This here release is the vinyl one for Australian Ramble Records. The album is soaked in the spirit of the psychedelic 60s, but presents the genre in a modern-thinking and sounding way. Lyrically, in my opinion, with allusions to Artaud, Breton and Baudelaire, it is almost a masterpiece. Musically, it has some weak spots, but this time I won't analyze the album track by track. It's a concept album after all and should be listened to as such without separating the songs. I hear echoes of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Pearls Before Swine, Syd Barrett, Country Joe and the Fish, Chrome, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Robyn Hitchcock - but most of the reviewers already noticed it. What I love about this album is that it's not a collection of inspirations, or a mere 60s revival work. It's original, fresh, and stood well the test of time having been finally presented on vinyl. I'd give it 4 or 5 stars with ease were I to write a review for my own blog or another website. But, as we're on a prog rock website, I will give it 3 stars. The elements that define prog-rock could be here (check out "Wine of Rape" for some prog-pop vibes), but this is not a progressive rock album even being a concept LP, just a psychedelic one - maybe best compared to the spirit of 13th Floor Elevators. As Jerry Kranitz of Aural Innovations wrote back in 2014: "Stoned Gypsy Wanderer is a captivating set of songs which mine the Psychedelic, Folk and Prog realms and are then stamped with A.J.'s own personal touch.". That's it, folks.
 Hippie by KAUFMANN, A. J. album cover Studio Album, 2019
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Hippie
A. J. Kaufmann Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by dancingdaze

— First review of this album —
2 stars "Hippie" is the 3rd official physical A.J. Kaufmann release, following 2011's "Second Hand Man", and 2014's "Stoned Gypsy Wanderer" (re-released on vinyl in 2021). The set kicks off with "Alleygates Of Sin", which sounds like a lost late Hawkwind or Gong track to my ears. The lyrics are funny too, and suggest that maybe Mr. Kaufmann has been listening to Motorhead and Amon Duul II while writing them. The title track and "1970 Avenue" is simply punk, and not my favorite at all. "Hippie" is followed by "Spaceless" which sounds like Neu! on downers, or a less handsome cousin of Opa-Loka. Boring, really. "Brain Devastator" is like an unnecessary 21st century comment on "Brainstorm". "1 City 2 CIty 1" and "Sonnenengelküsse" are both like psychedelic industrial jam sessions. "Behind The Veil Of Isis" with its lo-fi sounding drums is my favorite track on the album. "Premature Burial" seems to borrow its main riff from Amon Duul II's "Eye Shaking King". The ADII influence on this album is rather big, because as stated in a recent interview, both artists actually met in London back in 2015, where some tracks for "Hippie" were recorded. I don't know what to make of this album, really, but I think overall it's a thing for lovers of ADII and Hawkwind and Chrome and Butthole Surfers, and maybe space rock and punk and psych rock in general. But weird and not everybody's cup of tea for sure.
 Second Hand Man by KAUFMANN, A. J. album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Second Hand Man
A. J. Kaufmann Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by dancingdaze

— First review of this album —
3 stars The legend of Polish rock, Wojciech Korda, once compared A.J. Kaufmann to such big songwriters as Donovan, Bob Dylan or Frank Zappa. Certainly, you can add Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits to this group, although Kaufmann's youthful vocal stands in stark opposition to both ballad masters, because a large part of the ballads from the group of 12 original songs filling the album "Second Hand Man" is in typical for them, calm and dark style, with a slightly "lazy" approach. Some of the songs ("White Lady", "A Lesson In Love") are kept in a muted, almost minimalist style (guitar plus voice), some have the form of more complex sounds including synthesizers and drum machine (such as "Just For Love","Me And My Little Mademoiselle"), in some of them, like in "There's A Sign", the harpsichord buzzes pleasantly in the background, while at other times the accordion ("Curtain Song") unexpectedly takes over the main instrumental role. Kaufmann's duets with Anka Hołowiecka are also rather nice (especially on "White Lady" and "The Night Has Come"). Sometimes it gets very rocky ("Second Hand Man", "Just For Love"), sometimes psychedelic ("The Night Has Come", "The Claw"), and sometimes almost club-like ("The Wistful Song"). Overall, this album is a thing for lovers of chamber, ballad music, fans of the "singer / songwriter music" genre, to listen to after dark, in the silence of a late evening.
 Toba-Trance by NATAS, LOS album cover Studio Album, 2002
4.12 | 22 ratings

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Toba-Trance
Los Natas Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars 4.5 stars. LOS NATAS were a Stoner Rock trio out of Argentina who released 8 studio albums between 1996 and 2010. Quite influential too, especially in South America but these guys did many World tours. Their debut was much in the KYUSS style before becoming more original with 99's "Ciudad De Brahman" which is rated insanely high on the RYM site with tons of ratings. I have it and it features short vocal tracks for the most part but even within these pieces they change it up often as they have that progressive spirit for sure.

The next album from 2001 "Corsario Negro" is much better with them expanding the tracks, less vocals, better songs. The followup to it is this record "Toba-Trance" from 2002 and you wouldn't even know it was the same band. No vocals except for some wordless vocals on that second song plus some spoken and yelled words in Spanish on the closer. And three long trippy tracks over 52 1/2 minutes.

I have absolutely fallen for this album but that last track keeps me from giving this 5 stars. Having said that the first two songs I just can't get enough of. Repeated themes, that beautiful sounding electric guitar with those inviting melodies that come and go. It took many spins but man my kind of music. The contrasts too on those first two tracks aren't between the trippy and heavy but trippy and intense sections. There is a difference with that final track having some heaviness generated by what sounds like down-tuned guitar rumbling along a one point but this is far from Stoner music.

The closer I feel is too artsy for it's own good. The guitarist adds flute plus we get some percussion giving this tune an ethnic and native vibe for sure. It's just so sparse at times but having said that I'm drawn to the thunderous atmosphere to open and close, some yelling and carrying on too suggesting this may have a concept to it that I wish I knew about. Seems like a special track but it's difficult to enjoy much of the time. The rest is simply beautiful psychedelic music.

 Mars Red Sky by MARS RED SKY album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.03 | 27 ratings

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Mars Red Sky
Mars Red Sky Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars 4.5 stars. Out of the seven tracks five are incredible while the other two I'd say are good. A very strong debut from this trio out of France playing a heavy brand of Space Rock often with the guitar down-tuned with a heavy drums/bass rhythm section. Vocals are the wild card not sounding like they belong to this style of music. For my tastes they sound a lot better on the debut here than the two albums that follow.

It feels like they decided after this recording to make the contrasts greater between the Doom-like sound and the vocals to the point the vocals seem lame sounding at times. Still I feel the two albums that follow are both 3.5 star recordings despite the vocals because these guys can write really good melodic tunes. This is the one to get though released in 2011 we get 40 minutes of very good music.

"Strong Reflection" opens with some "oh my" heavy bass lines and then the guitar joins in then drums and we have mid-paced sludgy sound. Vocals don't arrive until before 1 1/2 minutes and I really dig the lyrics on this one. "Our ship exploded in the sky, a strong reflection in my mind." This is not a Sci-Fi album though, in fact they named themselves MARS RED SKY because it just sounded cool.

Great opener though followed by "Curse" which is one of the simply good songs and the shortest at 4 minutes. "Falls" opens with the wind blowing and it will close the same way. A Native sounding beat takes over as bass comes and goes then some guitar expressions. A unique sound. At 1 1/2 minutes it gets heavy. Thunder as the guitar solos over top. Someone yells at 3 1/2 minutes. Yes this is awesome. A killer instrumental.

"Way to Rome" is a fun song with a cool story about riding that dark horse. "Saddle Point" opens with atmosphere as bass and acoustic guitar join in. Some Post-Rock styled guitar too. Ends like it began and this is the second and final instrumental. One of the simply good songs. "Marble Sky" is excellent with the vocals sounding different, like they're processed or something. It opens sounding like BLACK SABBATH which lasts about a minute. When the vocals step aside the guitar solos each time.

The closer "Up The Stairs" is my favourite. Those mono- toned vocals singing "Up the stair, climb up the stair, up to anywhere, anywhere, then I see you stare, see you stare..." this is all in a mellow bass/drum section and not until 4 minutes in! I like the echo on the vocals too. Nice buildup before we get vocals eh? It opens with catchy beats and deep bass lines then tasteful guitar. It kicks in after 1 1/2 minutes with down-tuned guitar. That changes after 3 minutes when it solos over top.

Most fans seem to rate the first three studio albums fairly evenly but for my tastes this one you need to have. Better lyrics, vocals and compositions in my opinion.

 X In Search Of Space by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.64 | 414 ratings

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X In Search Of Space
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Dapper~Blueberries

3 stars When we talk about space rock the first thing that comes to mind for most people is that more atmospheric side of the genre, say bands such as Pink Floyd or Ozric Tentacles, but not often do we hear about the more experimental, jammy, psychedelic, and krautrock influenced side of the space rock coin. Bands such as 35007, Far East Family Band, and even Gong are such bands that have influenced and evolved through the space rock formation. Though, it would be a shame to not talk about one of the bigger, more underground, and more enriching bands that are Hawkwind.

Formed in the late 60s by Dave Brock, Mick Slattery, and Nik Turner, they've been around for a long, long time, with an album output of mostly every year or so since their debut album. This band and I have a strange history. To me their album output can be very mixed, with some albums I think working well, but some others I feel are mediocre. With such a big discography it is to be expected to find some duds here and there, but I feel like with Hawkwind they can never seem to be truly amazing, but never truly terrible either. They are strange, and hypnotizing, but very easy to break out of their grasp when you feel like it. I have tried to get into them, but I never seem to fully get into their music, no matter how many albums I have heard from them. My thoughts are out of the way, this is their sophomore album after their considerable mediocre first effort, here they fully embrace their jammy, space rock side of things they'll be highly known for in their career.

How the album starts with a jam session named You Shouldn't Do That, which takes up most of the first side. Considerably it is a 15+ minute epic that goes for that more psychedelic enriched krautrock flavors, with a tiny bit of jazz-rock influence. To me, this song does capture the adventurous and wild side of space travel, and it succeeds in the aspect of how bouncy and wild it is. The guitars and saxophones mesh well with one another, and I find myself grooving along with all of it in some form or another. Despite being 15 minutes it never feels too long or repetitive. If I had to give a modern example, it'd be The Dripping Tap by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. That song is 18 minutes long and in itself is a jam session, however, it never feels too long or arduous to listen to. This is the same feeling I get for this song, the momentum and how it all meshes well together no matter what makes it a great song. The album's highlight.

However, after this point the album dips in value for me with You Know You're Only Dreaming. I do like how the guitars and drums create a more structured environment and how the flutes in the back continue the more thematic space apparel the band would be very known for, however, I feel like it never goes anywhere with the idea of what they want to do. Hawkwind, for me, has a problem where they create a good setup, but never fully create a good execution. With the last song, it was fine since it was truly a jam session, something where a golden ending would be obtuse, but with this song, I would love to have some kind of payoff, since it by every aspect of how it has a good start, it should have a good finish, especially when the song isn't a jam session and more of just a regular song. I bet with this sound they'd make their dues with bigger payoffs, but for what it stands they missed out a bit on this song.

I will say though that Master Of The Universe does make up for You Know You're Only Dreaming with a more structured, and rewarding song. I think with this song they are truly at their A game. The guitars are crisp, the drums are sound, the bass is lush, the saxophone is weird but good, and the space sounds in the back help add to this track. My main issue with it however is Dave Brock's vocals. I never really liked Hawkwind for their vocal arrangements, they aren't awful by any means but I much prefer their more instrumentally sound works than ones where the key feature is the vocals, which they rarely have luckily but even then I still am not a fan of them in that regard. I find his voice to be very monotone and doesn't reflect on the fun-filled music here, which creates a rather poor flavor to this otherwise good song. It is like, say you are trying a new cookie you got from the store. The bread is good, it's nice and soft but has a good crunch to it, and it is very sugary and sweet. It's good, right? Well, sadly there are also raisins and pretty mediocre raisins at that. This metaphor fits into most songs by Hawkwind, a good cookie but it has mediocre raisins in it.

To allow the two sides of the album to be different from each other, side two is more acoustical in style. As you can expect due to this and a lack of focus on most of the more electrical instruments with a softer sound and a distinctiveness in the vocals, you might think I would hate the second side of the album. Well, that isn't entirely true, but I still do not like the vocals, but I do think they fit better with a more soft psych rock sound. For example the song, We Took the Wrong Step Years Ago. The more folk arrangements do let the vocals fit more in with the song's mood and atmosphere, but still retain the more fun-filled nature this album all around has. I gotta give credit where credit is due, the band does know how to maintain their more jovial attitude.

While every song I have given at least some praise to, I just cannot with Adjust Me. Where in some parts of songs you can hear a tiny bit of a krautrock sound, here we are fully delved deep into that more avant-garde side of the spectrum. With bands like Faust and Neu where that avant-garde music works well, here I think they fall flat in the mud. It is not fun to listen to, which is a strange thing to say about a Hawkwind song, but it is not interesting either, which is also strange to say about avant-garde music. I can tell this song has inspired a bit more of the weird, and trippy side of psych and space rock, especially with the vibrating guitars and keyboards, but even then I cannot help but think this song was a huge misstep.

Though, despite this misstep, the album does end fairly well with Children Of The Sun. It takes a page from We Took the Wrong Step Years Ago by being a more acoustic song, but it does blend a bit more of that space rock stylization from their other songs. With this, I'd say it ends the album on a pretty good note. The acoustics are all well mixed, and the flute playing here does build more into that nice atmosphere. I am still not a fan of Dave's vocals, they could be so much better even if they fit into this song.

So at the end of the day, this album is pretty alright. I do like a good deal of the songs here and I think the fun moments here can be plentiful. The issues I have with this album though are also plentiful, and I think they make the album suffer more than it should. It's an album that I think, at the end of the day, is pretty much ok, but I do see it as an important look at that more fun-filled, and jammy side of space rock that we don't hear from many people nowadays.

 Forbidden Pastures by WOODEN BABY album cover Studio Album, 1989
3.50 | 4 ratings

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Forbidden Pastures
Wooden Baby Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars I appreciate Modrigue's reviews of the three albums WOODEN BABY put out between 1988 and 1990 because there is very little information out there including reviews for their records. The fact they have never been released digitally may be a big reason for that. WOODEN BABY is the duo of Merv Pepler and Charles Daniel not Joie Hinton as the bio here states incorrectly. Joie and Ed Wynne would guest on their final release in 1990 but that's it. But there is an OZRIC TENTALCLE connection as Merv Pepler was their drummer beginning with that 1988 album "Sliding Gliding Worlds". So Merv was doing double duty for three albums then he shut WOODEN BABY down to focus on the far more successful OZRIC TENTALCLES.

I would describe WOODEN BABY as the Krautrock brother of OZRIC TENTACLES, I prefer their darker and dirtier sound much more. Modrigue refers to their music as Cold Wave and Gothic and man there is a strong LEGENDARY PINK DOTS vibe at times, that really surprised me and I noticed it right from the first spin. LPD had put out quite a few albums by now starting in the early 80's so I have no doubt that Merv and Daniel were fans if not being familiar with them at the very least. Two multi-instrumentalists with Merv adding drums, guitar, bass, synths, programming and vocals while Charles adds synths, clarinet, violin, guitar and vocals.

There is so much going on throughout this record it's hard to believe it's only a duo, very impressive. Such a dense sound at times and variety as well over the 70 minutes. The OZRICS comparisons come with the synth styles swirling and shooting off but I feel this band sounds a lot different, more innovative and experimental and darker. Yes I prefer this and while I'm glad I own this one I wish I could have picked up the other two albums, just couldn't find them.

Where to start? I guess that second track "The Sound Of One Hand" at 9 minutes is a good place after the very experimental sounding opener. It sort of trips along for about 4 minutes then the tempo picks up which I prefer before settling again late. "Wasps Feet" reminds me of Steve Hillage solo and THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS. The latter in part due to the vocals sounding like Ka-Spel. And check out the clarinet! So good. "Pump-Face" is some excellent Space Rock, uptempo and powerful. Another LPD-like track in "Exocism Of Anu" with the violin and vocals. I really liked "The Eyes Of Tammuz" right from the first spin. An urgent and dark sound with the clarinet dancing over top at times.

"The Painted Smile" is amazing with the spacey wind to start that gust at times. Experimental stuff right here folks. So much atmosphere! A calm with flute and birds chirping takes over. Love the guitar late, that echo! The short "Wading Gannets" reminds me of KING GIZZARD surprisingly with the spoken words over top. An urgent rhythm and dense material on "Table Of Contents". An Asian vibe later. "Bombay Mix" is cool for the chanting as synths buzz and swirl and it's catchy. An ethnic vibe as the chanting gets more intense. A HAWKWIND vibe in the middle of that closer with experimental book ends.

While I strongly recommend this record it will be a challenge to find along with their other two recordings. My kind of music and another obscure winner in my music world.

 Weltraumwelt by WELTRAUMSTAUNEN album cover Studio Album, 2004
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Weltraumwelt
Weltraumstaunen Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
4 stars I was thinking the other day if I could put together a dream Space Rock band I think I'd start with Germany's own Dave Schmidt a multi-instrumentalist and amazing composer, he does it all. I have so many albums with him on them including this project he did with GROWING SEEDS Andi Heinrich while living in Berlin in the late 90's. GROWING SEEDS is on the site here releasing one studio album in 1997 and an EP in 1999 that Dave Schmidt drummed on. Later in 1999 Schmidt and Andi along with his wife Silk(who also was in GROWING SEEDS playing bass and singing) got together to create the first WELTRAUMSTAUNEN album.

Andi by the way is a singer/guitarist but also a multi- instrumentalist and on this the second and perhaps final release from WELTRAUMSTAUNEN released in 2004 he sings, plays guitar, drums, organ and effects plus he wrote the lyrics while Schmidt composed the music adding guitar, effects, synths, piano, drums and organ. I was just remembering the other day the two albums Schmidt did with Manni and Ax from GURU GURU and how honouring it must have been to be chosen to work with two Krautrock legends.

Top five includes the opener and closer "Black Dove Part I" and "Black Dove Part II" respectively and my favourites. Both vocal tracks although less of them on the shorter closer. Catchy with some great contrasts between the outbursts and trippy sections on the opener. Vocals get aggressive briefly around 5 minutes while he whispers to end it. Man I like all the tunes but another top five is "Floating In Space" a spacey and innovative soundscape that becomes haunting 2 minutes in.

"Wizard Vs.Time" is such a great track. Vocals and strummed guitar from Andi, drums and bass follows. A brighter more upbeat track and check out the guitar, especially after 3 minutes as he lights it up. The title track is my fifth favourite with that catchy beat with gorgeous sounding guitar over top to start. Strummed guitar later with some cool guitar expressions from Schmidt. "Introfernale" is outside my top five but a really good instrumental that I had to mention.

I've become a pretty big fan of this one, just enjoy the variety and the one track I didn't mention is by far the longest one called "Farfisadelic" and what a great song title! A long soundscape that has it's moments but it's not a favourite overall. A solid 4 stars for this release.

 Sonĝo by VESPERO album cover Studio Album, 2021
3.92 | 20 ratings

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Sonĝo
Vespero Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer

4 stars Here we have the 12th studio album from Astrakhan band Vespero, where we find them moving again in very different directions from what they have delivered previously. We have the same core line-up as for 2020's 'The Four Zoas', in Ivan Fedotov (drums & percussion, wave drum), Arkady Fedotov (bass, synth, noises, vocals, recorder), Alexander Kuzovlev (guitars, saz, mandoline), Alexey Klabukov (keyboards, synths) and Vitaly Borodin (violin, accordion) but have also added Alexey Esin (gusli, MIDI-saxophone) and Sonya Vlasova (vocals). The album has plenty of vocals, but they are wordless, another sound to be blended in with the music which is being taken in all sorts of directions.

For a band who were originally associated more with space rock they have now gone headlong into progressive folk alongside new world and classical to create something which is pushing boundaries so one never knows what is going to come next with the listener being taken along for the ride. The music is incredibly layered, so while the rhythm section would be in the background, we could have violin being joined by another four or five instruments all playing the same melody to create a multi-channel approach. The instruments may be distorted, or clean and clear, playing simple lines or weaving thread of intricate delicacy which have no business at all of being wrapped together.

Russian progressive rock bands often bring in classical forms and do sometimes mix with folk, but here we have an album which does it all so very well indeed. The booklet contains a woodcut artwork for every song so one can understand where the band was coming from, while the song titles themselves are in a mix of different languages from English to Esperanto, Bulgarian, Estonian and others, with the title being in Esperanto where it means "dream" (why create a language to be the international norm when English is spoken pretty much everywhere? Go figure). To have the dream to go with this music one must have previously consumed copious amounts of red wine along with strong cheese way too late at night, as yet again Vespero have created an album which is vibrant, exciting, and so very unusual indeed.

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