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Psychedelic/Space Rock definition

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
- Sheavy
- Meltdowner
- siLLy puPPy
- Rivertree



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Latest Psychedelic/Space Rock Music Reviews


 Behind The Gate by SPACE DEBRIS album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.20 | 11 ratings

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Behind The Gate
Space Debris Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars 3.5 stars. This was a tough one to rate as there's so much great music on this double album during it's over 100 minute length. Some misses too as this is improvised Jam music of the Space Rock variety. What really appealed to me was the abundance of keyboards in the form of piano or organ. The piano especially gave the music a different flavour to a lot of the music I own in this style.

On disc one "Stardreamer" is the only track that really stood out to me. Almost like a sad ballad with the electric piano, bass and a beat leading the way in this all instrumental piece. The guitar starts to trade off with the piano. Then what sounds like melloton arrives. The guitar takes over well before 4 minutes. The organ arrives late.

I really like the first three tracks on disc two. "Music Is God" opens with atmosphere as different sounds come and go, almost like they are warming up. A beat with bass and electric piano starts to take over around 1 1/2 minutes, guitar too. This is fairly slow paced. Organ 3 minutes in. This is great as the guitar and organ lead the way. The tempo picks up after 5 minutes.

"Blue Alert" is jazzy to start with drums and piano standing out. The organ then comes to the fore as they jam the rest of the way. It picks up around 8 1/2 minutes then calms right down before 10 minutes with drums and keyboards as the guitar comes and goes. It starts to pick up again around 11 minutes. Excellent track!

"Summernightdrive Part 1" is my favourite of the other parts of this title. A catchy tune but the music doesn't represent the title of the song. Great sounding tune regardless.

Most fans have rated this as their least favourite when it comes to this German band's discography which excites me because they have put out quite a few albums in the past and I'm off to pick up a couple if I can.

 Seasons Of Space - Book #1 by MAAT LANDER album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 3 ratings

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Seasons Of Space - Book #1
Maat Lander Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
Special Collaborator PSIKE Team & Band Submissions

4 stars And now in 2017 Russian space-kraut prog rockers MAAT LANDER are continuing the story of their main protagonist. Announced as a series in fact, what the album title is going to reveal. This is based on an eccentric, fictional, mystical affair, maybe you can also call this a modern myth. It started in 2015 when Maat invented and created his own universe. Meanwhile he has the courage to travel across. And the band invites us to escort him, through the insane world of their space adventurer. His experienced staff, consisting of the psychonauts Ilya Lipkin as well as Arkady and Ivan Fedotov, will lead us through all highs and lows, twists and turns. Promised. Hereby we are confronted with intelligent gas-shaped lifeforms and other creatures ... but don't worry, lift-off asap!

As the songs are nearly clocking at 80 minutes in total, the vinyl version, released on the German label Clostridium Records, goes without the last three tracks. Or the other way round if you will, this are bonus tracks when it comes to the CD release. Where hereby, pointing to the debut, the extended The Birth Of Maat's Galaxy comes as a live version, recorded in Abstrakhan. Maat's excursions are mellowed with some short Galaxy Passage interludes exclusively built by acoustic guitar and synths. As it goes with such adventures in general, even be it physical or mental, you will be faced with dangerous moments full of courageous moves. In the same way as calming floating parts then again, when moving from one point to the other. Hence you won't die of boredom.

Exemplarily the hypnotic Crimson Turtles comes with tricky multi-tracked guitars which are looping as well as soloing. Surely an album highlight, concerning the dynamic gradually increasing into a rather furious fast-paced issue. The bass lines predominantly sound like electronically generated, appealing nevertheless. The Constellation Of The Mirror Fish shines due to its mellow spacey flow. And surprisingly the guitar entertains in a jazzy manner during Fields Of Serenity, or a trumpet appears on the meandering Maat's First Mistake. So this is not old school space rock, never ever. Just a very unique outfit with entertaining compositions, where the provided atmosphere is melancholic and somewhat aesthetic, fairly eclectic. With their sophomore studio album Lipkin and the Fedotov brothers ultimately have bundled together, very impressing. I'm sure Book #2 is already in the making.

 20th Anniversary: 1997 - 2017 Live by PARADISE 9 album cover Live, 2017
4.00 | 1 ratings

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20th Anniversary: 1997 - 2017 Live
Paradise 9 Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

— First review of this album —
4 stars

Here we have an album that pretty much does exactly what the title suggests, namely that it is an album comprised of live recordings taken from the band's 20-year career to date. The first CD is subtitled 'These Days' and includes tracks recorded in 2016 at the Blind Cat and Kozfest Festivals with the current line-up of Gregg McKella (vocals, guitar and synth FX), Tyrone Thomas (lead guitar, backing vocals), Neil Matthars (bass) and Wayne Collyer (drums). The second disc is "Those Days" and includes ex-members Andy McDonald, Steve Teers Mufa, Carl Sampson, Jonas Golland, and Jaki Windmill plus special guests the legendary Nik 'ThunderRider' Turner, Jeanette Murphy, Tracey Morais, Mike Mishra and Kev Ellis. The CD also comes with a tour poster and family tree, to help make sense of the comings and goings. But at the heart of this band is Gregg McKella, who has been the driving force from the very beginning when he formed Paradise 9 in 1997 at the Acoustic Revolution songwriter's nights with bassist Andy Macdonald.

Although we don't have any recordings from the very first year, we do have one from 1998, which shows that Paradise 9 have been following the same path of psychedelic space punk rock for a long time now. That they have been influenced by Hawkwind is never in doubt, but it is a more punk-influenced 'Wind than the standard space rock copyists. They have worked with Judge Trev and Nik Turner alike, and have a great deal of punk and edginess in their music, almost as if they were coming to it twenty years earlier than when they did. This is independent underground music that will never hit the charts, but the refusal to conform is one of its strengths. I first saw Neil play bass with the Casuals some twenty-five years ago, and I did smile when I realised that not only was Carl Sampson on the album, but that Mike Mishra also guests on one song from the Nineties.

Paradise 9 are now a staple on the underground and festival circuit, and one of the delights of this collection is the diversity of the songs on show, as well as the way they were arranged with the different line-ups and guests. This is undoubtedly the best way to discover one of the hidden gems of the British music scene

 Life In Space by TURNER, NIK album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 9 ratings

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Life In Space
Nik Turner Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars 4.5 stars. Nik Turner's debut was my first experience with his music other than of course his work with HAWKWIND. The debut was called "Xitintoday" from 1978 and it was a unique recording in that Nik recorded much of it in a pyramid over in Egypt. It's a really good album too and there's such a cool story to that one. Since then I can't say he's done much in the way of quality music until he met Nicky Garratt from HEDERSLEBEN. Soon Nik is playing on their debut released in 2013 and Nicky and most of HEDERSLEBEN are playing with Nik on his 2013 comeback album called "Space Gypsy". What a great partnership this has been as Nik has released three album with Nicky and they are all incredible easily surpassing what HAWKWIND has been doing of late.

This 2017 release called "Life In Space" features pretty much the same lineup as that 2013 album and like I said pick any of the three they are all so good. The middle album "Space Fusion Odyssey" is the best in my opinion with a ton of guests helping out plus that Jazz/ Fusion style really makes that album for me. So besides the HEDERSLEBEN members on here we get Paul Rudolph playing guitar on one track. He played guitar on HAWKWIND's "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music" record from 1976. Simon House another HAWKWIND alumni is here on violin while Jurgen Engler is back formerly of AMON GURU, COSMIC COURIERS and DIE KRUPPS. Chris Lietz on keys also played with Jurgen in DIE KRUPPS.

"End Of The World" opens with the guitar echoing away over and over before the drums stampede the soundscape and the guitar starts ripping it up. A calm takes over before a minute with various sounds coming and going in that psychedelic haze. Soon piano comes out of that mist along with a beat, guitar and processed vocals. Spacey synths too as it settles in with vocals. Man this reminds me of Dream Pop with those vocals. Check them out before 2 1/2 minutes. Flute before 4 minutes. Love the sound here, such a feel good song. It starts to fade out late with flute and spacey sounds ending it.

"Why Are You?" opens with spacey synths before some aggressive guitar kicks in followed by mellotron, drums and bass as the vocals join in. This becomes a great driving track in the HAWKWIND mode. Vocals stop before 2 minutes then the guitar rips off a grinding solo over top. Nice. More mellotron before 3 1/2 minutes. What a great rocking track. Sax follows then more mellotron before 4 1/2 minutes then the vocals return.

"Back To Earth" opens with spacey sounds as strummed guitar, flute and percussion arrive. This is exotic and beautiful. The tempo picks up just before a minute and laid back vocals join in sounding distant. Violin before 3 minutes during an instrumental section. Vocals are back 3 1/2 minutes in then the violin returns late.

"Secrets Of The Galaxy" opens with spacey sounds that build and recede over and over until this great sounding bass kicks in followed by guitar, drums and synths. Vocals join in around a minute pretty much speaking the lyrics. Catchy stuff. The groove stops after 3 minutes as it turns experimental with sax, spoken words, atmosphere and more.

"Universal Mind" opens with flute and keyboards before the guitar and drums kick in creating this heavy and smokey groove in a spacey atmosphere. Vocals join in too almost speaking the lyrics. After 2 1/2 minutes the music calms down as the focus becomes on what Nik is saying. It kicks back in almost a minute later then flute ends it.

"Approaching The Unknown" opens with the birds singing in a spacey atmosphere with droning organ I believe. Flute then takes over before 2 minutes but there's still lots of atmosphere here. The guitar starts to rise out of this after 3 minutes. Flute is back after 4 minutes. This is an intense track but then we are approaching the unknown right? So good! The drums start to help out then it seems to wind down before 6 minutes to the end.

"As You Were" features atmosphere but there's so much going on including whispers and various sounds. So cool. Some powerful breaks come and go in the BLACK SABBATH tradition surprisingly. This is haunting to say the least, like life is about to end. I guess we have met the unknown at this point. The tempo picks up some before 2 minutes. Sax just before 3 minutes as the tempo still seems to be slowly building. Kicking ass after 4 minutes with death metal-like vocals to end it. I know right?

"Master Of The Universe" is of course a HAWKWIND cover co-written originally by Nik Turner and Dave Brock. A faithful cover with manipulated sax over top at times. This was originally on "In Search Of Space" released in 1971.

An absolutely stunning album that falls just short of 5 stars for me but it will certainly be high on my 2017 end of the year list.

 Stardust Rituals by ELECTRIC MOON album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.95 | 25 ratings

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Stardust Rituals
Electric Moon Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Jazz-Rock / Fusion / Canterbury Team

4 stars Solid four stars of modern Kosmische Musick--containing one of the musical highpoints of the year in the nearly-23- minute epic, "(You Will) Live Forever Now." I hope to discover more of Sula Bassana's future compositions measuring up to that one!

1. "The Loop" (8:06) a simply constructed two chord exodus set up with organ, bass, drums, and guitar strums which are intended to provide the foundation for the heavily distorted vocal. The singer's pleasant voice sounds as if he's singing to you through bong water. At the end of the fourth minute the volume rises and there is a major shift in the music to a more hard-driving trip into hyperspace with heavily effected organ and keys representing our mode of transportation. Even with the shift, this song never really sucks me in like the fourth song. It's okay if you like RAY MANZAREK/THE DOORS jams. (8/10)

2. "Stardust (The Picture)" (10:13) opens as a straight-time, two-note plodding monster. Higher pitched vocals-- heavily treated, as usual--enter in the second minute. Then pitch-modulated "white noise" guitar play. The song really congeals at the end of the third minute. Multiple tracks of the "white noise" guitar begin to weave around and within each other. Pretty cool! (9/10)

3. "Astral Hitch Hike" (4:40) simple drums (lite cymbols and rim shots), bass, and sitar tracks open this one. Bass, drums and sitar slowly ramp up with the bass and sitar repeating their singular riffs over and over. Sitar drops off as intermittent echo-effected percussive hits to an electric guitar appear. The sitar melody riff returns for the final 40 seconds. Okay. Never really hooks one nor goes anywhere. (8/10)

4. "(You Will) Live Forever Now" (22:40) an amazing prog epic that starts slowly, like an ELECTRIC ORANGE or MY BROTHER THE WIND song, with a very New Age/Indian sound coming from hand percussives, electric bass, sitar, and gentle drumming, before settling into a steady and very engaging groove with a foundation that sounds amazingly like the musical base for ROBIN TROWER's jam at the end of his timeless song "Bridge of Sighs" at around the 4:10 mark. This moment coincides with the entrance of some dreamy, trippy vocals and keyboards and just before the advent of the electric guitarist's arrival. For the next minutes, it's just a slowly building, smooth ride on the cosmic sea of a great groove. At the end of the ninth minute the guitar chooses to go raunchy/heavy distortion just before the return of multiple ethereal voices. These haunting, lilting voices continue into the twelfth minute as the guitar slowly amps up his attack. By the time the thirteenth minute rolls around you know that all band members--bass, drums, vocalist and electric guitarist--are fully locked in and charging ahead with all cylinders firing. At 13:30 the guitar switches effects to more of a screaming feedback-responding screech, scratch, and squeal. Adrian Belew would be so proud! As we cross into the sixteenth minute a descending bend in the guitarists sustained note brings us into a quiet section. Everybody is tiptoeing now. Soft, peaceful, yet the groove is still there. At the 17-minute mark begin some signs that we'll be returning to high volume: guitar strums, the return of vocals, and, eventually, cymbol crashes and MELLOTRON! The glorious, timeless, essential Mellotron. The bass pulses, vocals haunt, drums pound, and 'tron shows us the light--until the guitar begins to seer us with its fire over the final minute and a half. Amazing! Beautiful! You know you've got a great song when all you want to do is get up and move and pretend that you're one of the trance players in the song! (10/10)

Thanks to Mellotron Storm for the heads up on this one. I had a great time playing the awesome 23-minute epic on my radio show last night--a real emotional highpoint. I've really enjoyed getting to know Sula Bassana's repertoire over the past year. Keep it up!

 The Vision the Sword and the Pyre (Part I) by ELOY album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.48 | 81 ratings

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The Vision the Sword and the Pyre (Part I)
Eloy Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by kenethlevine
Special Collaborator Prog-Folk Team

2 stars If you found the most fascinating part of ELOY's classic album "Ocean" to be the narrative of "Atlantis Agony", then stop reading NOW and go buy their latest release. Here on part 1 of what is already an interminable series, ELOY has not only perfected the drone of those spoken parts but has expanded it to include most of the purportedly "sung" sections. Moreover, while I was not a proponent of the previous Jeanne D'Arc escapades on prior ELOY albums, it's rather telling that the most indelible melody in over 60 minutes running time is recycled from "The Company of Angels", one of the more average numbers on a much better album from 1994, "The Tides Return Forever".

If this was a soundtrack to a film about Miss Joan, I might leave the theatre with a lukewarm impression of the music, but, without those visuals, all I can acknowledge is snippets of interest in a similar vein to the real deal on prior ELOY albums, but without the wisdom with which they were assembled on those releases. "The Vision The Sword and the Pyre" isn't truly awful as music, but as art it's an abject failure, for its perspective on the story being told doesn't even begin to motivate me to learn more about the history and legend behind its protagonist. I'm just sorry she had to remain a virgin for this!

"The Vision the Sword and the Pyre" peddles excess partisanship (how many times do we need to hear how much the poor people were suffering under tyrannical rule?), breaches unwritten limits for self-importance even in prog rock (the one light moment is in the title "The Age of the Hundred Years War"), and commits the gravest sin of interspersing the narrative everywhere, such that no amount of editing can salvage the two or three sparsely interspersed transcendent moments. Even the sung vocals are enunciated with robotic charm, as if all singers were taught their parts phonetically. Unfortunately, this may have much to do with a vastly reduced range in Frank Bornemann's voice, resulting in the neutering of compositions and arrangements. Even so, that doesn't explain the utter lack of memorable instrumental passages, just beguilingly consistent mediocrity from start to finish, with ersatz rhythm guitars and occasional humdrum lead guitar and synth solos. Any individual track might be viewed as a minor misstep on a prior album, but together they are like lemmings who can't reach the precipice fast enough for my own sanity.

I'm an ELOY fan for 25+ years, and, though I've given this epic more time than it deserves, it's not growing on me in a good way. I'm also utterly shocked that so many (but not all) respected websites and reviewers are glowing with praise. For me, this is one of the worst albums in a distinguished career and, as such, merits somewhere between 1 and 2 stars, rounded up because it seems that a lot of fans are on board, but I think that's a triumph of illusion over vision.

 Satori by FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.81 | 87 ratings

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Satori
Flower Travellin' Band Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Luqueasaur

3 stars Less metal more Hendrix Black Sabbath: 7/10

While not nearly as heavy as BLACK SABBATH, SATORI is in many ways comparable to the band. Through Hideki Ishima's astounding guitar work, infused with psychedelic distortion and bluesy riffs, we can see an echo of Tommy Iommi; Jhun Kowzuki's accompanying rumbling bass is similar to Butler's and Joe's vocals in many moments try to mimic Ozzy's grated and loud singing style. In many moments Joe succeeds. In fact, in many moments, SATORI succeeds in mimicking BLACK SABBATH. But they also succeed in being disparate from the British band: Flower Travellin' Band is far more raw, psychedelic and blues-rooted and the guitar is vital within the album.

Don't let SATORI's length fool you: this album is hardly anything other than a compilation of powerful riffs and blues- orientated jams. Parts 1 and 2 sounds dark and apocalyptic, Part 3 is more atmospheric, Part 4 is more playful and rhythmic with astoundingly great riffs and pinnacling vocal performance by Joe and, lastly, Part 5 demonstrate some bits of jazzy influences.

The bluesy, psychedelic and distorted style of FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND with their simple - but anthemic - metallic riffs are great to listen to, but offer very little (if any) progressive quality. Given the nature of ProgArchives, I'll have to deduct a few points from my final rating due to that but, nonetheless, it's safe to say that SATORI is still worthy of a spin.

 Tessellation of Euclidean Space by QUANTUM FANTAY album cover Studio Album, 2017
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Tessellation of Euclidean Space
Quantum Fantay Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Belgian band QUANTUM FANTAY has a history that go back more than a decade, and have steadily released studio albums from 2005 and onwards. A grand total of seven studio albums have been produced over the years. "Tessellation of Euclidean Space" is the most recent of these, and was released in the summer of 2017 through German label Progressive Promotion Records.

Instrumental space rock with a liberal array of sounds and effects is what Quantum Fantay provides, yet again. An instrumental, cosmic journey, with a slight taste of the exotic and arguably even jazz tossed in here and there. Music very much of the Ozric Tentacles variety, but as far as such ventures goes this is a quality one, an elegant, swirling cosmic journey for travels of the outer and the inner space. Obviously an album I have noted down as a merited check by anyone with an interest in the aforementioned Ozrics and bands of a similar kind.

 Tessellation of Euclidean Space by QUANTUM FANTAY album cover Studio Album, 2017
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Tessellation of Euclidean Space
Quantum Fantay Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Nikols

5 stars And again the Belgian wizards of the cosmic delight of progressive rock music. "Tessellation of Euclidean Space" is the seventh Studio album, QUANTUM FANTAY. And, in my opinion, this is one of the best, and perhaps best, at this point, the work of the group. The Belgians quite often compared to the British band OZRIC TENTACLES, whose influence is certainly felt in the works of the group of QUANTUM FANTAY. However, in my opinion, QUANTUM FANTAY more accentuated melodic components of their compositions, and the compositions more elaborate structurally . It's a good feeling when listening to the new album of the Belgians. The album is very solid, listened with interest, air flute pleasing to the ear. In General, I like the alternation of the solo parties of the guitar, synth and flute in their works. And well pleased with the undertaking of recording a guest musician, which is adorned with some moments of playing the saxophone. So, the new album, QUANTUM FANTAY was very successful.

Recommend it to all fans of instrumental progressive space rock!

 Homo Fractaliens by COSMIC TRIGGERS album cover Studio Album, 2017
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Homo Fractaliens
Cosmic Triggers Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Jazz-Rock / Fusion / Canterbury Team

4 stars Wonderful space/psychedelia from Russia. Many times listening to this album I am reminded of early BRAINTICKET or even the mellower side of GONG and definitely mirroring the work of American band MIDDAY VEIL.

Tracklist: 1. "Introduction" (3:31) a slow introduction into space with the sexy voice of Anastasia Skabelkina reciting poetic verse to us through a effects box. (8.5/10)

2. "Homo Fractaliens" (7:16) a more upbeat, driving piece of kosmische musik over which Anastasia gives us her best CAROLE MUIR impression. Then the song turns almost SpaceReggae! Not VESPERO, but freaky close! The guitar work is more like West Coast psychedelia. (9/10)

3. "Undermind" (9:32) droning sounds, notes, chords, float in and out of the soundscape with didgeridoo-like and Middle Eastern reed pipe sounds (Vladimir Skabelkin's "ethnic" instruments?) appearing and traipsing in and out over the first four minutes. This is awesome! I'm in Tibetan (or Egyptian?) heaven! Rhythmic, tribal drums pulse their way into the fabric and we are approaching hypnotic bliss! By the seven minute mark it almost seems as if the song is beginning it's fade--soundscape simplifying and emptying, as if the shamanic journeyman is walking away, walking out of town, leaving the rest of us to carry on, carry forward the healing bliss they shaman brought us. Wonderful song! (10/10)

4. "Syndicate" (9:05) a great groove over which the "wrong" guitar effect and Ray Manzarek organ weave their gentle soli for the opening four minutes. Anastasia's dreamy, trippy vocalise are in the vein of the Gilli Smyth school of psychedelic vocals. Very much like the current American band MIDDAY VEIL. (8.5/10)

5. "Quant Um" (4:20) and the MIDDAY VEIL party continues! Nice groove (part U2 "Boomerang," part PROPAGANDA/Trevor Horn); nice, tight weave among all of the instrumentalists. (10/10)

6. "Shutsuryoku" (6:13) monotonous bass and organ and lack of drums hold this song back from ever properly taking off. It's like it's stuck in Bar-do. (7.5/10)

A band with a lot of promise. Though Cosmic Triggers have put together a wonderful album, I can see lots of room for growth.

Four stars; a wonderful display of spacey progressive rock music. A short album but enough. Like a GONG album.

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AMONULLUNOMA Ireland
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AMPACITY Poland
AMPLIFIER United Kingdom
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ANDROMEDA SPACE RITUAL Poland
ANGEL'IN HEAVY SYRUP Japan
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APHODYL Germany
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APRYL FOOL Japan
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ARILYN Germany
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CIRCLE Finland
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O CORVO MUDO Portugal
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DOMO Spain
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ION QUEST United States
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IT'S NOT NIGHT: IT'S SPACE United States
IVORY Germany
IXTHULUH Austria
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