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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
- Sheavy
- Meltdowner
- siLLy puPPy
- Rivertree



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4.14 | 334 ratings
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Tako
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4.15 | 99 ratings
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4.09 | 119 ratings
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4.04 | 174 ratings
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4.14 | 82 ratings
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4.31 | 42 ratings
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4.02 | 166 ratings
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3.95 | 214 ratings
LEVITATION
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4.12 | 58 ratings
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4.10 | 62 ratings
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3.94 | 194 ratings
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4.01 | 91 ratings
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Annot Rhül
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Agusa
3.87 | 1892 ratings
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3.96 | 129 ratings
THE HIDDEN STEP
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4.31 | 27 ratings
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4.10 | 51 ratings
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Ahora Mazda
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4.02 | 62 ratings
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3.97 | 89 ratings
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4.11 | 41 ratings
MASTER
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3.90 | 174 ratings
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4.00 | 67 ratings
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4.06 | 48 ratings
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Latest Psychedelic/Space Rock Music Reviews


 Far Out by BLACK BOMBAIM album cover Studio Album, 2014
5.00 | 1 ratings

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Far Out
Black Bombaim Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Meltdowner
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
5 stars 2014 was a very productive year for the Portuguese Psychedelic Rock band Black Bombaim, since they release two really great albums: Far Out and a Krautrock flavoured collaboration with La La La Ressonance.

Far Out contains two side-long intrumental jams, just like they have been doing before. These are called "Africa II" and "Arabia" so it's easy to imagine the landscapes the band is trying to convey.

"Africa II" immediately starts with Senra's vibrant drum beat along with Tojo's great bass line and Ricardo's lazy fuzz guitar riffs. The image of an African savanna in a hot afternoon comes to mind. The intensity of the trip is gradually growing and there are some boiling guitar solos. There's a sense of danger like being chased by a cheetah! At the 5 minute mark we get to a safe place: the bass gets even cooler and a clean electric guitar joins the fuzzy one. After a couple of minutes, Rodrigo Amado on saxophone appears and the mood becomes festive, the cover of Herbie Hancock's Sextant comes to mind. The tension slowly increases again just like before, until all hell breaks loose. The saxophone is incontrolable and the guitars soon follow it, like a group of angry elephants stomping everything in their path.

"Arabia" starts with an infectious bass lick (it sometimes gets stuck in my head for hours) and some basic wah-wah guitar which evolves into a fantastic solo. The playground is set for Senra who seems to conduct the song, constantly changing intensity and patterns. On this one, I imagine a plane flying low over the desert on a hot sunny day. At around 6 minutes there's another guest, Luís Fernandes (The Astroboy, also on this site) on modular synth to add some needed spaciness for a while. The song becomes much slower and heavier a few minutes later, the plane landed somewhere to replenish. The powerful bass announces the departure, under stormy weather this time, as the synths suggest. The guitar sounds nervous and then relieved when the synth stops, the pilot survived the storm.

Summing up, Far Out is truly addictive and powerful enough to set the termometer to scorching temperatures!

5 stars

 Häxan by DUNGEN album cover Studio Album, 2016
5.00 | 5 ratings

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Häxan
Dungen Psychedelic/Space Rock

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

5 stars A brilliant new collection of instrumental songs composed/created in an analog domain as a soundtrack to what is believed to be the oldest surviving full-length animated feature film, from 1926, "The Adventures of Prince Achmed" by Lotte Reiniger.

1. "Peri Banu vid sjön" (3:01) an atmospheric experimentation in dronescapes with bass and simple drumming. Nice. (8.5/10)

2. "Jakten genom skogen" (4:10) is an amazingly soothing though uptempo two-chord acoustic guitar-based instrumental jam drenched heavily with Mellotron and incredible percussion work. One of my favorite songs I've heard from all year. Not to be missed by any prog lovers! (10/10)

3. "Wak-Wak's portar" (1:35) heavily distorted electric guitar strums and pans while free-form flute 'child's play' form this wildly psychedelic song.

4. "Den fattige Aladdin" (0:30) sounds like someone listening to flute over the radio or television.

5. "Trollkarlen och fågeldräkten" (4:30) sounds like a VINCE GURALDI TRIO or KOOP loop over which guitar(s?) and organ(/synths?) are racing in a wild tapestry. Cool! Psychedelic entropy. (9/10)

6. "Grottan" (0:58) eery space music culminates in 7. "Häxan" (2:48) plays like a funeral march over which folk themes are explored. "The Witch" to be sure. (9/10)

8. "Aladdin's flykt över havet" (0:59) is a brief synth and Mellotron play over toms and bass. This one sounds like it could come out of a Miyazaki/Studio Gibli film. More of this! (9.5/10)

9. "Kalifen" (4:37) starts out sounding very much like the organ, drums and bass tracks to PROCUL HAREM's "Whiter Shade of Pale"--which came from a Bach melody, if I'm not mistaken. By then end of the third minute it has shifted into something more jazz experimental--almost SUN RA or LARRY YOUNG like. Awesome song! (9.5/10)

10. "Achmed flyger" (4:33) piano, Mellotron and upbeat drums and bass make this uptempo instrumental another winner. The true adventurer in this one is the Mellotron (especially in trying to keep up with that piano). The main melody is quite familiar. Awesome jam--like an ANEKDOTEN live jam. (9/10)

11. "Aladdin och lampan, del 1" (0:49) heavily treated solo piano. It's pretty. And still quite DUNGEN/ESTES-like. 12. "Aladdin och lampan, del 2" (1:12) flute and upright piano take the leads for this one--over bass, drums and acoustic guitar. Nice flute play. Strange fade out into 'radio background' while "del 1" returns.

13. "Achmed och Peri Banu" (3:10) broody, moody, and deeply emotional, this gorgeous song sounds like it could come out of some Greek tragedy film--except for the KOOP-like bass play. Incredible song! I feel like crying! (10/10)

14. "Andarnas Krig" (6:21) the only long song on the album, it opens with some Hendrix-like feeback & distortion strums of electric guitar. Alone. At 0:40 the rest of the band kicks in to create a jam that is truly reminiscent of the best psychedlia from the late 1960s and early 1970s (both CREAM and NEKTAR come to mind). The pace gradually picks up until, by the fourth minute, the speed is almost breakneck. Just when you wonder whether they can go any faster or if the guitar shredding (literally) can get more frenetic, everything starts to 'crash' and 'fall apart.' (What kind of animated film was this??!) But then the phoenix gathers up its ashes and begins to pull itself back together for one more sprint into frenzied chaos. Wow! Quite free for all; quite a jam. THE WHO at their most violent. Makes one wonder what the studio looked like after this song was over! Amazing! (9.5/10)

A masterpiece of progressive rock music and one film that I definitely want to see (if it has this soundtrack attached to it)!

 Leviatan by CIRCLE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.62 | 4 ratings

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Leviatan
Circle Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mortte

5 stars This album is one of my favourites among the huge catalog of Circle albums. After they have made many albums much more heavy metal and also ambient styles, this album goes back to acoustic and folk style of Forest-album. This was also first album after Circle borrowed it´s name to another band, so there is ex-Falcon in the end of bands name. In this album Janne Westerlund took most of the vocal duties and you can hear Mika Rättös voice only very little in the background. Both Finnish and English is used.

Album starts in very calm and mysterios feelings. Kuohu (means foam) tells a spoken strange story about three rulers named ominous, rebel and chaos. The tale is from Pertti Nieminen´s book. There are also great soundeffects from NASA`s space sounds. The next Huone (means room) is really shamanistic piece, which tell a story about outsider. Same kind of atmosphere continues in Protectorate. Both these songs repeat same riffs through the whole songs, but like in many other songs, Circle can keep the songs interest growing them a little. Post-Kapitalismus (means post- capitalism) is very calm song, including short, but beatiful guitar solo. In the lyrics you may ask, is there lots of difference in capitalism and communism. The next Rakeita (=hailstones) is also calm instrumental with great keyboard work from Mika Rättö. Hiekkaristi (=sandcross) is one of the greatest Circle-songs, again the album direction goes into very deep. Also the lyrics has a profound theme connecting human inner life and the nature. Haavat (=wounds) is a kind of bluesy song telling tale about hobo. Valley is really folk song with heavy chorus singing all the time in the back. Again Mika Rättö does great keyboard work in the end of the song, it sounds like bubbling of a spring stream. Ending Viaton (=innocent) is a calm instrumental where acoustic guitar plays a sad melody. In this song you can also hear some spoken words and breathing from Mika Rättö.

This album is like a one day. When Kuohu starts in very misty morning feelings, Viaton ends it when person already seem to be sleeping in those breathing and few calm words. Also have to mention beautiful cover is painted by Janne Westerlund. Even I like all the styles of Circle, the acoustic albums have been the most favourites of mine. There are no dead moments in this album as there are at least some in the most of the Circle albums I´ve heard.

 Vision And Ageless Light by EYE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.95 | 3 ratings

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Vision And Ageless Light
Eye Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

4 stars This Ohio band was founded by drummer Brandon Smith and keyboardist Lisa Bella Donna. They have two new members : Michael Sliclen and guitarist Jon Finley. The music is deeply rooted into vintage prog with mellotron, organ and the all the keyboards sound of the 70's. The intro "Book of Dead" make me think of "Watcher of The Skies", switching into some pure electronic music. All the instruments are back with "Kill The Slavemaster" with a jazzy passage and a couple of guitar solo before a huge keyboard sound. We are not too far from the music of Hawkwind here. We can hear some Space/psychedelic vibe throughout this album. "Dweller of the Twilight Void" brings some original interplay with the spacey keyboards and the acoustic guitar. The 27 minutes epic "As Sure As The Sun" is a real treat with his journey to some Pink Floyd Space/Psychedelic era, the mellotron sound and some impressive overall keyboard lines that goes into some electronic soundscapes moments. You get the feel that the band is playing an homage to their multiple influences from different bands of the past even if it only for a short 30 seconds span. If you enjoy the vintage prog, you will not want to miss this album with songs that are well crafted where the atmosphere is more important than technique.
 Electric Tepee by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.76 | 101 ratings

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Electric Tepee
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by friso
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Hawkwind - Electric Tepee (1992)

The first halve of the seventies gave birth to the most famous albums of Hawkwind. One could easily be forgiven for believing the rest of their career is dispensable when looking at the mediocre scores of most of their eighties and nineties albums. I myself found some great studio albums and live albums in their later career. Most notably Levitation (1980), Electric Tepee (1992) and the fine Alien 4 (1996) are more then worthwhile. Live records like Live Chronicles (1986), Palace Springs (1991), The Business Trip (1994), Love in Space (1996) stand out and I expect to find some more.

Electric Tepee stands out as a milestone in their career for forming the perfect bland between the spacey punk rock and their modern electronic explorations. Well produced for a change. With extended simple and effective songs as vehicles for sonic exploration the band creates a great train of though that seems to progressive without stopping at any stations. The continuity of the music makes this a particularly interesting experience in the progressive rock world, which can be quite fragmentary. In the mean while the Hawkwind beat is pumping and electric guitars thrive in the abstract environments. The electronic moments without drums, bas en guitars are like mediations between the songs. It is natural to drift away with your attention when you listen to music and Hawkwind seems to anticipate. Just when you forgot you were listening music ? which can be pleasant ? they fire up the space rock engine and lift of with a catchy tune. The last ten minutes of the record sees the band slowly drifting away from the listener with the electronic Going to Hawaii and Electric Teep (the title track), an interesting ending.

For me this is a perfect studio album, especially for when traveling. Time just flows by - as does the music. On their next album 'It is the Business of the Future being Dangerous' the band would change the formula in favor of much more electronic exploration and little rock galore, but still an interesting mix. Some songs of Electric Tepee can also be found on The Business Trip live album, but for me the essence of this record isn't covered anywhere else then on this studio album. In contrast, the core material of Alien 4 was indeed played on the Love in Space recording - and some would argue improved upon.

I tried to explain away nineties Hawkwind in this review and I hope I can excite some more listeners in this great Hawkwind line-up of Brock, Chadwick and Davey. For this release I will give the full score because of its enjoyability, interesting vision and production.

 Tantric Obstacles by OZRIC TENTACLES album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.04 | 74 ratings

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Tantric Obstacles
Ozric Tentacles Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Sachis

4 stars I need to make a remark: this excellent prog band from UK was unknown to me until I put my hands on this album. After some hearings, I can make a review: first of all, the music is quite complex, but very catchy, speaking in the field of progressive rock music. These guys really show there skills in instrumental music. The songs are various. Some of them are almost experimental, others are more close to prog rock. Nice guitar solos and synthesizers background atmospheric sounds. The rhythmic part is excellent. Hardly I can distinguish some favourite songs from it, so the album deserves to be listened from the first second to the last. IMO, Ozric Tentacles requires attention for any progressive rock lover and, this album at least, should be an excellent addition to any prog music collection.

4 stars!

 Live Chronicles by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1986
3.73 | 61 ratings

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Live Chronicles
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by friso
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Hawkwind - Live Chronicles (1986)

I have yet to find an eighties studio album by Hawkwind that I like, after being disappointed by the Chronicles of the Black Sword album. Luckily there is this double live album of eighties Hawkwind that saves the decade for me.

With a great slightly electronic twin guitar metal sound - reminding me a bit of Somewhere in Time - era Iron Maiden - the band succeeds to greatly improve on their eighties repertoire. Furthermore, guitarist Huw Lloyd- Langton stands out as the best solist the band has ever had. I just wonder why he sounds so different in the studio. I already loved the sound of band live, but he really brings the music to another level with fast en melodic solo's. The rest of the band plays the songs well and the vocals are simple, punk-like and enthusiastic. Not pitch perfect, but legit when cruising in this spacey environment. The synths are great. No ugly eighties synths, just legit uplifting space bathing material. Nothing too intelligent, just great sounding and an enrichment of the songs and overall live feel.

The song selection is interesting because of its selection of eighties tracks, mostly from their then latest Black Sword album. Some good riffs and catchy refrains. My favorite trait of a Hawkwind live album is continuity of the music. Between the songs we hear electronic interludes and 'narrations' and it really creates opportunity to just dream off into space. On the second disc the song selection is a bit weaker, but I would have given the first disc alone five stars.

I would warmly recommend this record to listeners of space rock, eighties metal, jam bands and symphonic rock. One of my favorite Hawkwind live albums. Also check out Love in Space!

 Ode to a Black Hole by ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Ode to a Black Hole
Øresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

— First review of this album —
4 stars The Øresund Space Collective have been putting out a steady stream of superb jamming and fully improvised space-rock discs for over ten years now, occasionally reaching true greatness with some particular standout releases (2015's `Different Creatures' and the chilled triple live set `Out in Space' instantly come to mind). But in addition to their frequently guitar dominated and synth driven albums, it's the fascinating sonic diversions and more experimental works from the revolving door group of musicians that frequently make up the project that leave a lasting impression, and `Ode to the Black Hole' is yet another unexpected but very welcome change of direction. Described by the group as a `long doom drone track', `Ode...' sounds like no other ØSC release to date, a deeply atmospheric and heavy monolithic storm of a soundtrack that is sure to equally intrigue and challenge their loyal fanbase.

One continuous fifty-two minute instrumental sound collage (indexed into two tracks on the CD and spread over two sides of vinyl for the LP release) laced with an ever-present danger and howling desolation, the lengthy and obvious electric guitar soloing that frequently features heavily on their numerous other albums is mostly absent, instead replaced by dirty, brooding feedback drenched drawn-out stoner rock guitar distortion. The slightest of rising and falling synth washes drift in and out as if sighing winds, bleeding electronics seep in amongst darkly ambient thrumming reverberations, and the most fleeting of dusty Eastern flavours permeate slow-burn mantra-like grumbling guitar ruminations. A murky pattering of plodding drums slowly beat down on sanity, eerie Theremin wisps spiral with fragility and ethereal electric violin strains weep mournfully, all twisting as one in an increasingly howling vacuum. Mud-thick murmuring bass slithers amongst the shadows and jagged guitars become frequently snarling as everything together culminates with hair-pulling intensity.

Some less patient listeners will find it all a bit too vague and repetitive, and newcomers to the band should perhaps try elsewhere in their ever-growing back-catalogue first, but those who appreciate darker types of space-rock music, slower- paced stoner rock and even droning ambient styles will find this hugely immersive and deeply rewarding. Calling to mind in the briefest moments everything from early Pink Floyd, traces of the Krautrock-era Tangerine Dream albums, Agitation Free, Ash Ra Tempel and even early Nineties/`Moonloop'-era Porcupine Tree here and there, `Ode to a Black Hole' is a stark, stoned and heavy meditation that is one of the most subtle, hypnotic and distinctive releases from the Øresund Space Collective to date.

Four stars.

(Special thanks to Prog Archives member Samuel C (Meltdowner) who picked me up a CD copy at one of the ØSC concerts and even got keyboard player Scott Heller (Dr Space) to sign it for me before sending it all the way over here to Australia! Deeply appreciated, gentlemen!)

 The Liquid Sun by SPACELORDS, THE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.15 | 7 ratings

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The Liquid Sun
The Spacelords Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This is the latest from Germany's own THE SPACELORDS and it sees them continuing on that same path of all instrumental psychedelic music. I was so impressed with the previous album they put out called "Synapse" from 2014 so my expectations were high. Bottom line is that I feel they didn't deliver this time around. Yes I enjoyed much of this album but it pales when compared to the previous one, it's not close. In fact today I spun "Synapse" just to hear the differences and I feel justified giving this 3 stars while "Synapse" was a solid 4 stars. "The Liquid Sun" does win when it comes to the album art. Oh my I love the cover for this one, it's like looking at a planet far off in the galaxy and check out the mushrooms growing on it(haha). Yeah you need shrooms when looking at such beautiful scenery no? Okay maybe not but this all fits in with what THE SPACELORDS represent.

So we get three long tracks clocking in at almost 44 minutes in total. First up is the title track and for me this is starting off on the wrong foot. Despite the enjoyable guitar melodies I'm annoyed at this one at times as we get that repetitive guitar/ bass/ drum melody that's quite catchy. Spacey expressions arrive after 2 1/2 minutes and from here on out they jam. I like the guitar playing over top starting just before 11 1/2 minutes. "Spaceship Breakdown" is a cool title and it opens with one of the guys clearing his throat. Strummed guitar follows then a full sound. This one's a little heavier than the previous track but still repetitive but not as much as the first song. I do like the guitar after 7 1/2 minutes and the organ runs.

"Black Hole" is the closing number clocking in at over 21 minutes. This is my favourite of the three. It's laid back with spacey guitar and sounds as the drums join in and it becomes repetitive. I like this. Some heavy riffs around 9 minutes and I like that spacey guitar tone before 11 1/2 minutes as it plays over top. The heavy riffs are back around 15 minutes and I like how the themes are repeated. Love the guitar solo after 17 minutes. It settles right down over the final minute.

If your into Space Rock you need to check this band out but I'd start with their earlier albums.

 Meddle by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.31 | 2663 ratings

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Meddle
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ProgMirage1974

4 stars REVIEW #7 - "Meddle" by Pink Floyd (1971)

Following their album "Atom Heart Mother", Pink Floyd was in a dilemma where they really did not know where to go. The previous album was a largely experimental work, but there was no concrete harmony between the songs to create a cohesive album. Nevertheless, the band attempted to correct this issue by recording a new album. Using various recording techniques, and overcoming creative roadblocks, songs began to flow and the album was recorded amidst the band's touring schedule. Upon release, it was a hit in the UK, and is considering to be a great step in the right direction for the band. The cover of the album, once again designed by Hipgnosis, is of an ear underwater (it was originally supposed to be a close up of a baboon's anus, but the band vetoed that idea).

The album opens up with an avant-garde piece titled "One of These Days" (4/5); the lone single to be released from the album. Centered around a bass line, played by two bass guitars (Waters, Gilmour) it is mostly instrumental. After a lengthy build-up, we hear the distorted voice of drummer Nick Mason say "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces" before the song hits a groovy tempo, eventually faded out by the sound of wind to segue into the next song "A Pillow of Winds" (4/5); an acoustic soft song (about Mahjong) reminiscent of the shorter tracks on their previous album. This one however is far better in comparison, attaining a dreamy tone with Gilmour's soft spoken vocals. Next up is the track "Fearless" (3/5); most notable for featuring the anthem of Liverpool F.C. "You'll Never Walk Alone" as a sound effect among the music, then "San Tropez" (5/5); another soft track like the second track on the album, yet a bit groovier. Based on the French town along the Mediterranean Sea, it captures the calm dreamy tone very well. The final song on side one is the humorous "Seamus" (1/5), a bluesy song with the constant annoying sound of a dog barking in the background. Overall this first side is really good - the softer tracks are very strong, while the opener has a solid build up and a great tone thereafter. The only disappointing facet here is that closing track - one of the more annoying songs I have ever heard, and is frankly just not in place on the album. At best, this should have been a B-side, and it unfortunately drags the entire first side down as it ends, leaving the listener confused as to how the album started off so promising, but ended so oddly.

Side two is what this album is famous for. With one track, it is the legendary twenty-three minute masterpiece "Echoes" (5/5). Opening with a trademark pinging noise created by keyboardist Richard Wright after playing a single piano note through a Leslie speaker, the music unfolds, propelling the listener into a different world, as the first verse of lyrics establishes a surreal ocean setting. The second verse is less clear; possibly having something to do about we as humans are interconnected. Following these lyrics we guitar a solid guitar solo as the tense atmosphere gives way to a groovy tempo change before leveling off completely into nothingness. Now with the listener somewhere deep in interstellar space, the music comes back very slowly as you are sent back to the world of the song. Another set of lyrics follows before the song closes slowly and with grandeur. The journey ends as the pinging from the beginning returns, book-ending the song perfectly. One of the greatest prog rock songs, and arguably the best epic to come from Pink Floyd, this song is a must-listen. Whether it be under the stars, or as you are falling asleep, this song has the rare ability to separate you from reality and bring you into a different world. The entire first side does not matter when put in comparison with this song - you could take ELP's "Love Beach" and make it the first side and this album would still be great.

"Meddle" would kickstart Pink Floyd's slow but monumental climb to fame. Emerging from the dilemma of direction put forth by "Atom Heart Mother", the band received acclaim for the album - most notably for "Echoes". Later that year, the band would record a live "movie" of the band playing in the deserted town of Pompeii in Italy with both "One of These Days" and "Echoes" featured (the version of "Echoes" on Live at Pompeii is amazing - I highly recommend you listen to it if you have not already). Reaching #3 on the album charts in the UK, it only reached #70 in the US due to poor advertising. Definitely one of the seminal works by the band, the first side is not recommended listening, but the album is worth listening to (and enduring "Seamus") for "Echoes." This album certainly would have scored higher if it had a stronger first side, but receives a good score nonetheless.

OVERALL: 4.0/5 (B-)

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