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THE WEIRDING

Astra

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.89 | 295 ratings

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TronFlutes
4 stars A brilliant sophomore recording from this band. They've captured the 70's Psychedelic/Prog vibe very well and their tunes and musicianship are top notch. The influences are a tad obvious (Crimson, Floyd and even Sabbath) but nothing jarringly lifted from the classic genre. There's a healthy dose of Mellotron flutes, choir and strings throughout with an overall consistent analog feel to the disk. Unfortunately, it's all severely let down by the mix which I can only describe as 'fatiguing'. 'The Weirding' would've gotten a full five stars from me if only the final audio quality matched the endearing composition and playing. Still worth buying though...
TronFlutes | 4/5 |

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