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REDSHIFT

Rhyton

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.93 | 5 ratings

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Kingsnake
4 stars The artwork, wich resembles seventies Roger Dean drew my towards this album.

When I read that the band creates psychedelic spacerock I was sold. The moment I started listening, it was like a timemachine. Suddenly 2016 didn't exist anymore, and I felt like I was listening to a record from 1968-1973. Early Camel, The Doors, King Crimson, Cressida is what comes to mind, when listening to the first track.

But the second track is country-influenced, with a hippie-feel of course. The guitar sounds like John Lees from Barclay James Harvest, but the song itself resembles more Marshall Tucker Band or Charlie Daniels Band.

Overall the album is a psychedelic experience like you've probably heard before, but sounds really welcome, in these days of thunderous heavy progmusic. The pace is slow, mellow and the sound is crispy clean. It sounds like a live concert and sometimes you get the feeling the band could play for hours and hours. But the songs are just long enough to keep you satisfied.

The band doesn't use a lot of keyboard, so most of the psychedelica and experimentation is made my string-experiments, wich gives the whole a more raw approach, like the early seventies-band did a lot.

Because the band doesn't use organ/mellotron it differs a lot from early Eloy, Pink Floyd, Jane, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep. But the approach is the same. Maybe the band is closest to a band like Cream, Humble Pie or Spooky Tooth.

Kingsnake | 4/5 |

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