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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
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Latest Psychedelic/Space Rock Music Reviews


 Centre by MT. MOUNTAIN album cover Studio Album, 2021
4.05 | 3 ratings

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Centre
Mt. Mountain Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
Special Collaborator PSIKE Team & Band Submissions

4 stars Now literally this has forwarded them to the centre of the psychedelic realm, with 99 percent at least. The music is so great, attractive ... the careless album cover art on the contrary ... hell, I don't get it. Looks like a snapshot of a mill game tablet somehow. Form and content ultimately have to match, or what? They seemingly do not care about that. This Perth, Australia, based five-piece combo is releasing psychedelic guitar dominated music since 2013, hence they are not newcomer to the scene in Australia. Consisting of nine wonderful tracks like a string of pearls, their fourth album is released via the United Kingdom based Fuzz Club label again. Live in the studio recordings, where the song structures inititally emerged from extended jams, I'm quite sure. From the conceptional point of view Stephen Bailey (organ, vocals, flute) had a lot of impact. Thematically 'Centre' is dealing with faith in general, somewhat influenced by experiences with religious issues from the past.

Yet again the sound is dominated by sensitive guitar skills. Restrained backing keyboard respectively synthesizer patterns are adding more depth to the songs. The rhythm work is occasionally taking some Krautrock cues, this becomes apparent for example on the fine hypnotic opener Tassels. Some songs are floating towards a psychedelic pop nature, let's say akin to Tame Impala a bit. Though the progressive rock fundament is implemented basically, exemplarily to name the awesome Peregrination. Furthermore the instruments are always complemented by warm charming vocals. 'Centre' is balm for the soul, definitely. The band is providing a wonderful mostly relaxed flow during 44 minutes playing time.

 A Moment of Weakness by GREY MOUSE album cover Studio Album, 2021
4.00 | 2 ratings

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A Moment of Weakness
Grey Mouse Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by nick_h_nz
Collaborator Prog Metal Team

4 stars [Originally published at The Progressive Aspect]

I first came across Russian band Grey Mouse in 2020, with the release of the single Better Than Me, from the (then) upcoming album A Moment of Weakness. I admit that I knew nothing about the band, and from wherever I saw the single shared, the thing that grabbed my interest was the cover art as it immediately reminded me of another mouse ? or rather mice ? Mice on Stilts, to be precise. I listened to the song, and (of course) it sounded nothing like Mice on Stilts. Furthermore, when I dipped into their back catalogue, it seemed to sound nothing like anything the band had released previously either. Grey Mouse have been a constantly evolving entity (in terms of their music and personnel) since 1990, or thereabouts, with their leader, Alexey Chunikhin, being the only constant.

The biggest difference between A Moment of Weakness and what I've listened to from their previous releases is the vocals. Apart from being a far more song-based album than previously, the vocals of Mikhail Kudrey couldn't be more different from previous vocalists; and not just because of his gender, but in tone, mood, style - everything! Kudrey has an incredibly expressive voice that couldn't fit the music of this album more perfectly. And the music? Well, yes, that has definitely changed. Stylistically, I guess it still has the progressive psychedelic base that has always been there ? but it really is just a base now. The backbone supporting a complete work that has elements of folk, doom, stoner, country, blues, metal and goth. And though electric instruments are used, the feel throughout is more acoustic. It's sparse and expansive, with space being used as effectively as any instrument in the mix. This means that when the sound becomes fuller or more electric, it has a great deal more impact than it would otherwise.

If Kudrey provides one of the star turns here, the other is certainly Uliana Volkova, whose playing of the cello provides so much of the haunting and melancholic nature of the music. Cello has never sounded so good, nor been so integral, to a rock album. Between Kudrey's vocals soaring over the top, like a more subdued Bruce Dickinson, and Volkova's cello providing dramatic flourishes underneath, the rhythm section are working full-time, and sounding fantastic. They sound as good playing with the flow of the music, or against it. I love the way that sometimes the rhythm section are playing a quite up tempo beat that directly contrasts with the downbeat guitar, vocals and cello. Two drummers play on the album, each with their own style, but neither imposes that style on the music, so that if you're not paying attention, you probably wouldn't notice.

This is the kind of album that I can imagine there may be some readers questioning why it is being reviewed on a progressive website, but to my ears it definitely fits the bill. Too heavy to be called prog folk, and not metal enough to be called prog metal, it has the sensibilities of both, with that constant undercurrent of psychedelia that is reminiscent of The Doors at their most (self) destructive. If push came to shove and I had to compare them to any other band, it would probably be Indukti. Both bands have a sound that is one part melancholy, and one part menace, and play a heavy style of prog folk, bordering on metal. Indukti has the violin, and Grey Mouse has the cello, so this does make it even easier to make the comparison ? but that is certainly not the main reason I am reminded of Indukti. On the other hand, while not ever sounding stuck in the past like some retro bands, Grey Mouse definitely evoke bands of the '70s, such as the aforementioned Doors, as well as Spooky Tooth and Black Sabbath.

None of this seems apparent in the opening track, the instrumental Backwater, which is solely played by band leader Chunikhin on guitar. But as the second track begins with similar guitar stylings, and then the full band, it becomes clear. This is something special. Never explosive, but always incendiary, the music is constantly flickering in intensity, and as hypnotic as staring at the flames of a fire in the darkness. Dark Road reminds me a little of Acoustic Verses era Green Carnation. Better Than Me follows, being the song that introduced me to the band - and it's actually my least favourite song on the album! My favourite part of this song is the change that occurs partway through, and this is a trick the band plays often throughout the album. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking you know how a song is going to go, but Grey Mouse definitely do not stick to conventions, and some of their surprises are delicious!

On The Run begins sounding almost industrial, or like a dark ambient piece, before hitting a Sabbath-like groove. Rat Race, on the other hand, has an introduction that sounds caught somewhere between the jangle of indie pop and the gallop of metal. This constant variation in style is impressive given how the band manages to maintain an overall consistency in sound and mood, and maintains interest in the album throughout its length, where the darkness and melancholy might be otherwise overbearing or overwhelming. A Moment of Weakness doesn't have a moment of weakness for me, and is an album in near constant rotation. No matter what I listen to, I seem to find myself returning to this album. It's deceptively simple sounding, with enough complexity and variation to keep me coming back for more.

 Erotica / Sudden Life by MAN album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1968
2.14 | 2 ratings

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Erotica / Sudden Life
Man Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Just a quickie, babe!

The Welsh band MAN released their debut album Revelation in 1969. It's mostly blues rock with a psychedelic and proggy edge. Both songs on this single come from the album. 'Sudden Life', is a very stomping and gritty blues song featuring some harmonica. I generally don't much like blues or blues rock, and the sweaty and monotonous basic nature of this song is not any exception for my disliking. However, there is a hilarious side to this performance which reminds me a bit of FAMILY's debut album Music from a Doll's House (1968).

The funky blues instrumental 'Erotica' was a minor hit in Europe, and it was banned in England (according to Alucard's album review). The music is more interesting than on 'Sudden life', slightly reminiscent of The DOORS at their bluesiest. The detail that catches the listener's attention is the sound of a woman having (= simulating) sex. Eventually a long, noisy orgasm is achieved in the end. Functions as a joke but doesn't really feel erotic. More like amateurish pornography. The music however is quite nice.

 Blast Furnace by BLAST FURNACE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.09 | 3 ratings

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Blast Furnace
Blast Furnace Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

3 stars -- The first review for this album --

Denmark has never been a notable prog country. In the late 60's and early 70's there were several bands oriented to jazz-rock or folk-rock, but much of anything to be labelled as (symphonic) prog precisely. Danish bands with longer careers include the Fusion oriented Burnin' Red Ivanhoe, and Savage Rose whose roots were in the early r&b and jazz but tried many different styles along the way (I would support their inclusion in PA).

During the early years of progressive rock as a genre, there were four short-lived Danish bands who released a sole, eponymous album: Old Man & The Sea, Hurdy Gurdy, Pan -- and Blast Furnace. The drummer-vocalist of this Copenhagen-based group was an English immigrant Tom McEwan. Bassist Arne Wurgler had played in the mentioned Pan. Organist-pianist Thor Backhausen plays some flute too on this album. Guitarist Niels Vangklige does some tight electric guitar solos here and there.

Placed here under Psychedelic/Space Rock, Blast Furnace must have been a problematic case for PA's subgenre teams. There is a hint of psychedelia in the music which in the end is pretty many-sided, as the band bio points out. My main associations or references come from the late 60's proto-prog era (if there was one, in hindsight), TRAFFIC and PROCOL HARUM, who likewise mixed various musical elements from blues to folk, not necessarily in a way to make the compositions either eclectic prog or symphonic prog, at least not in the case of Blast Furnace.

The only slightly longer piece is 'Toytown' (7:17) in which the organ indeed reminds me of Procol Harum. The instrumental faster section is energetic jazz-rock. McEwan as a vocalist is a bit rough around the edges, not much of depth or colour in his voice, and yet his singing is often the essence of the songs. Is there an English-language equivalence for the word chanson? I'd compare him, well, if not quite to the likes of Jacques Brel, at least to the story-telling Harry Chapin, for his voice also.

The songs are mostly quite moody in atmosphere. My favourite is the emotionally moving, piano backed 'Goodbye Mr. Bobo' -- and its brief reprise -- about the sad and lonely clown. The cd contains a Danish- language intended-to-be-a-single bonus track sung by Arne Wurgler. It is less rocking and more chanson-like.

This album/band is a sympathetic curiosity and not a bad listen at all, if you generally like the eclectic late 60's vintage rock which is not very clearly progressive (symphonic) rock. In England this would have sounded already somewhat outdated in 1971. So, don't expect too much from it. 3,5 stars.

 The Leaf and the Wing by RAVEN SAD album cover Studio Album, 2021
4.02 | 46 ratings

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The Leaf and the Wing
Raven Sad Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Smurfreviews

5 stars Review #7 - Beautiful prog rock from Italy!

The pandemic has a lot of bad effects - but from a musical point of view I always notice that many terrific albums were released this year (2021) and last. "The Leaf And The Wing" joins seamlessly in this line, because it is again an album that can carry away and inspire. At the same time, the fourth album of the Italians is not a hectic prog fireworks. Rather, this album impresses with a very strong production, homogeneous songwriting and an inherent balance, which is why the album can even give a lot of pleasure after a long day. I would like to briefly elaborate on these three points: First, the clean and powerful production can be mentioned as a clear strength of the album. Every instrument has its fixed place and its space to unfold transparently. This has a particularly positive effect, for example, on the wonderful bass of Marco Geri and the beautiful voice of Gabriele Marconcini, which in itself is a reason to love the album. Then the sovereign and homogeneous songwriting of the band founder and guitarist Samuele Santanna must be mentioned. While he knows how to use his guitar consciously as a melodic instrument in solo parts, but also as a gruff rhythm tool (listen to the bold one in the sixth track!), he shapes the eight songs, always harmonious and very expressive in themselves, with particular care. Finally, the mood and stylistics of the album should be mentioned. One can hear clear influences of Pink Floyd, which the band is able to transform into their very own musical footprint. This is also contributed by the beautiful Hammond organ and piano inserts of the keyboardist Fabrizio Trinci, who, however, also relies on cool 80s brass sounds in the third song, for example, and adds another facet to the music. A great album, which I listen to with love almost every day so far. There is a lot to discover on Raven Sad's new album!

 Live at Knebworth 1990 by PINK FLOYD album cover Live, 2021
3.83 | 9 ratings

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Live at Knebworth 1990
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by A Crimson Mellotron

4 stars 'Live at Knebworth' is an archival live album by Pink Floyd, recorded at the small village of Knebworth, south of Stevenage and north of London - an event that featured Paul McCartney (with whom Floyd had a little fuss over the headlining position), Genesis, Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Dire Straits. This dense five-star line-up resulted in Pink Floyd playing somewhat of a condensed set of seven classic tracks for some fifty-five minutes with a line-up of David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, additionally with Guy Pratt on bass, Tim Renwick on guitars, Gary Wallis on percussion, among others. Being released in 2021, this live recording is excellently mixed, and the listener can more or less submerge in the atmosphere of the concert. 'Live at Knebworth 1990' is also part of a very elegantly packaged box set, called 'The Later Years 1987-2019'.

The set is opened by 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)' - played flawlessly by the band, which is followed by 'The Great Gig in the Sky' which sees Clare Torry's return to play this track live for the first time since 1973! And it is needless to say that she does the job astonishingly. Then the band goes back to the 'Wish You Were Here' album to play the title track, a pleasing Gilmour-centered version of it. Fourth on the setlist is the then-new 'Sorrow', another song highlighting Gilmour's magnificent presence; following this is a great 10-minute version of 'Money', with some interesting extended instrumental sections. The last two tracks are the live staple 'Comfortably Numb' and the up-tempo 'Run Like Hell' from 'The Wall'.

The set is stellar (and this is elevated by Pink Floyd's ability to render beautifully live the already-perfect studio versions of their songs), the mix is really good, and although this album shows the more straightforward and hard rock side of the band, it is a great addition to their live discography.

 Inside by ELOY album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.78 | 463 ratings

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Inside
Eloy Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by CygnusX72

3 stars 1973's Inside sees Eloy finding their feet, this first real phase of the band being a space rock, symphonic rock, psychedelic rock amalgam. As reference points, think Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, a hint of Hawkwind, and a dollop of Yes. The overall feel is pretty moody, with extended instrumental passages, and sparse vocals. The shorter Future City is a strangely quirkier number, otherwise tracks like Land of Nobody and Inside are an exercise in slow burning atmosphere. All very well done, but its not an album I go back to very often, as I much prefer Eloy's output from the late 70s onwards, full of synthesisers, Frank Bornemann's wonderfully high-minded lyrics, and a more bombastic and direct approach. Fans of classic 70s prog will be best served starting with Ocean, Dawn, or Power and the Passion. Those of more a 80s neo-prog bent will adore the criminally overlooked and underrated Metromania (which I rate as one of the top 20 albums of all- time by any band).

Inside remains one for Eloy fans and those who prefer space-rock styling, but it would be going too far to label it as Krautrock - even here Eloy are far more mainstream prog, perhaps art rock. If you haven't given Eloy a listen, you are missing out on a great band, and make sure you check out the different eras as their sound has definitely evolved over the years.

 A Saucerful of Secrets by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1968
3.67 | 1808 ratings

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A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by prog_traveller!!

3 stars Work on the second Pink Floyd album took months. It was partly due to the deteriorating condition of Syd Barrett - addicted to drugs and showing the first symptoms of mental illness. At concerts, he had more and more problems with synchronization with the rest of the band, and sometimes it just happened that he just stood on stage and froze. After a few such antics, the other members decided to hire a second guitarist, David Gilmour. Initially, it was supposed to be only a security in case of further departures of Barrett, but over time the band stopped informing about the performances of their recent leader.

During this transitional period, from August 1967 to May of the following year, the band entered the studio multiple times, trying to create material for their second album. Writing new pieces was not easy due to the condition of the current main composer. In August, the band recorded two songs with the single in mind - "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" by Roger Waters, and "Scream Thy Last Scream" by Barrett. Ultimately, the release of the small album did not happen. The next session took place in october, still in the original line-up. The songs "Apples and Oranges", "Paint Box" (both were released shortly afterwards as a single), "Jugband Blues" and "Vegetable Man" were recorded, as well as new parts for "Set the Controls ..." and from recording session of Richard Wright's debut composition "Remember a Day". As it soon turned out, these were the last Pink Floyd recordings with Barrett. Despite the fact that without Barrett Pink Floyd they had to go in a different direction, in Let There Be More Light you can hear echoes of space rock, in the style of which Astronomy Domine and Interstellar Overdrive were maintained. Here we have great, untamed guitars by Gilmour, Wirght parts on the organ, and poetic, mysterious lyrics sung by Roger Waters and David. Although Waters was to deny the fact that he created works inspired by science, the text telling the story of the arrival of the spacecraft suggests that the style chosen by Syd in those years attracted him. The text also refers to the Beatles' longplay Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released the year before, namely, we have the character of Lucy In the sky. Of course, her presence was perceived as a suggestion that the text had narcotic connotations. Let There Be More Light was released as a single in the United States, but was not very successful there. It is hardly surprising. However, not because the track is weak, on the contrary: it is wonderful, crazy, with lots of interesting sounds, original musical solutions and mysterious vocals of Waters and Gilmour. Here's the point: a piece so difficult for a mass audience had little chance of success, even though it could not be denied a catchy melody. A great thing and, although embedded in a space rock style, heralds the development of the Floyd.

The other two compositions, drawing in handfuls of inspiration from distant interstellar spaces, are "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" - asking the existential question about the place of man in the universe - and the title "A Saucerful Of Secrets" - awakening the fear of the cosmos hiding a myriad of puzzles. Apart from the mentiond songs, we won't find anything big here. To simplify a bit - regular songs, like on the debut. Someone might ask - is it so bad? I will answer - yes, because these songs are not as captivating, airy, intriguing as "The Gnome" or "Matilda Mother". Moreover, they seem a bit pretentious, puffed up. Well, maybe with the exception of Waters's "Corporal Clegg", where a sad, bitter and ironic text about the victim of war, contrasts with the rather joyful music. In the lyrics layer, for which Roger Waters (3 songs), Rick Wright (2) and Syd Barrett (1) are responsible, there is a lot of ambiguity, understatement, again pretentiousness. Waters' lyrics ("Let There Be More Light", "Set The Controls ...") excel in this. Two of Wright's songs ("Remember The Day", "See-Saw") allude to childhood memories, and "Jugband Blues" by Barrett is ... crazy and it's really hard to say anything more about it.

"A Saucerful Of Secrets" therefore remains a transitional record, strongly conditioned by the unstable situation in which the band was, but so unique and rich, full of facets and influences that it became a milestone in psychedelics.

 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1967
3.87 | 2064 ratings

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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by prog_traveller!!

3 stars Pink Floyd formed in 1965 with the following line-up: Syd Barrett (rhythm guitar, vocals), Bob Klose (lead guitar), Roger Waters (bass, vocals), Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals) and Nick Mason (drums). The name is chosen by Barrett, the undisputed leader, as a tribute to two much loved bluesmen (Pink Anderson and Floyd Council). Following the immediate abandonment of Klose, in disarray with Syd as he is oriented towards other musical styles such as jazz and rythm & blues, two years later they released their first single, the historic "Arnold Layne", not so beautiful song in in itself as important as it marks the beginning of a new musical era. And, again in the same year, after having released another single, in which the equally famous "See Emily play" is included, Syd Barrett decides to record the first real album: from then on - also thanks to others groups that adhere more or less artistically to the psychedelic movement - the music will never be the same.

The first purely psychedelic album conceived by an English band: space sound travels trough "Astronomy Domine" and "Interstellar Overdrive"; psychedelic folk ballads like "Flaming", "The Gnome" and "The Scarecrow" which, even if they are short sketches, are full of suggestions, full of meaning; "Lucifer Sam" has surf rock influences; "Matilda Mother" with the beginning of the liturgical atmosphere along which develops a story with fairy-tale tones told from mother to son; "Pow R Toc H", a sound experiment between the comic and the tragic, between the funny and the disturbing, in which the two Roger (Roger Waters and Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett) launch into schizoid vocalizations, demented and then give space to Wright's piano in perfect classical style, which recalls thrillers in the atmosphere; "Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk" perfect synthesis of what the band does best: a three minute jam in which everything is thrown in, with the first text by Waters.

And finally "Chapter 24" and "Bike". Both are very disturbing; the first one, as already said for "Matilda Mother", is liturgical and spiritual, perhaps the most disturbing of the album. "Bike" is the strangest, most alienated and alienating piece that respects the song form. It too lasts only three minutes, but in those three minutes we are witnessing something never heard before. A text that seems stupid, banal, childish regardless, but which instead hides a real philosophy, a naive and primitive idea of exchange between a boy and a girl. The boy feels that he needs the girl in question, saying that she is "the kind of girl who is comfortable in his world" and to conquer her he promises her anything. Genuine unconventional love song.

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a magnificent, wonderful, fundamental and very sad album - for Syd's future - which embodies a whole genre. A record that, despite everything, always manages to amaze, leaving you amazed and astonished, with a charm of its own, of work between the healthy and the insane, between order and pure chaos. A majestic, unrepeatable work, with a priceless historical will. The Piper is one of those records that every man should have the right to own.

 Grail by GRAIL album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Grail
Grail Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

— First review of this album —
3 stars One of the many obscure releases from a one and done band from the early London prog scene. GRAIL may have existed for a brief moment in time having existed for a mere two years from 1969-71 but the band remains enigmatic for not only the bizarre eye-catching album cover(s) but for this band's eccentric and eclectic approach that captured everything from early heavy metal to folk music and progressive rock and even Egyptian music and Indo-raga rock!

This band was formed by Terry Spencer who was the lead guitarist of the freakbeat band called The Game which joined the pack of psychedelic rockers in the mid-60s and released a series of singles. Being the restless type, Spencer was a bit too adventurous for his bandmates and moved on to form his own band called Lavender Grove along with bassist Stan Decker. Together they would release one single in the vein of The Game but as the progressive era was dawning, the duo upped their game and added Chris Williams (vocals, autoharp), Paul Barrett (guitar, clarinet, vocals), Dave Blake (cello, sitar, flute, vocals), Stan Decker (bass, guitar, keyboards), Chris Perry (drums, percussion).

Ironically by the time GRAIL's first and only self-titled album was released in 1970, founder Terry Spencer had already moved on and left the band. The album if famous for anything would be for the appearance of an early Rod Stewart sitting in the producer's chair. The album is also notable for having been ignored in its native UK and found its first pressing in Germany with a ghoulish black and white album cover and then released in France with an equally ominous cover only more cartoonish and in color. This is a strange beast as the seven tracks on board are all quite distinct and diverse leaving you wonder if this is a various artists compilation or just one band.

The opening "Power" is an early heavy metal monstrous beast with wicked heavy guitar riffs that focus on the band's aggression and heavy distortion and occult lyrics however the following "Bleek Wind High" takes a complete 180 and turns into a progressive folk song that sounds somewhat like what Gnidrolog would sound like a couple years down the road. "Day After Day" follows the folk lead but sounds more like a throwback to cheeky psych folk from the late 1960s in the vein of early Incredible String Band and similar artists with lots of flute and acoustic strumming. The album just gets weirder as the title track drifts completely into Indo-raga rock territory with pronounced sitar leads and a marching percussive stomp.

The original side 2 drifted even further with the opening "Camel Dung" with jittery rhythmic drive and a progressive rock off-kilter deviation into bizarre time signatures that find a flute and what sounds like a talking drum. Once again sounding like the future Gnidrolog a bit, the track takes a few cues from Middle Eastern music but also returns to some hard rock with guitar, bass and drum heft alternating with the folkier moments. This particular track perfectly examples the weakest link on this album and that would be the rather weak vocal abilities of lead singer Chris Williams who wasn't quite ready for prime time here but nevertheless doesn't really come across as annoying either. It's just that some of these tracks would've come to life with a vocalist with a wider range.

After the rather short "Sunday Morning" which opens with calm organs and placid acoustic guitars thus returning to mellow folk, the final and highlight of the album, "Czechers / The Square" is the highlight of the album. This prog sprawler is the longest track at 11 minutes and 22 seconds and mixes the folk aspects of the majority of the album with a few spastic hard rock moments and a totally spaced out psychedelic sound. The track is quite bizarre (well the album is really) in how it is on molasses mode and just chillin' and suddenly jumps into spastic heavy rock with oddball time signature freakiness. Sounds like a lot of this may have been spontaneously created much of the time!

One thing is for sure and that is that GRAIL will not go down in history as the best of what 1970 had to offer but this is an intriguing album for sure and even somewhat enjoyable but it's really a quirky one and literally unlike anything i've heard, ever! While this album is imperfect in many ways it certainly is a wild crazy ride. As i've already mentioned, i think this band may have been a major inspiration for Gnidrolog as the lead singer sounds similar however Gnidrolog would take many of the ideas here and perfect them on a whole different level. GRAIL is probably more influential than actually well executed but if you really love to hear the lesser known albums of the era then this isn't a bad listen. It's just not a ridiculously great one either. Still though, that album cover will draw you in if you love freak shows!

3.5 rounded down

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