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The Spacious Mind


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.00 | 5 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is the first live album from THE SPACIOUS MIND. It was recorded in this village called Skogsnas deep in the northern Swedish forests.There's a picture in the liner notes of the cool looking building they played in.The band chose this recording as their first live album because this gig "renewed the band's belief in itself, and it also made them realize that in terms of jamming, they had still only scratched the surface. Since then new musical universes have been conquered,but the launching pad from which THE SPACIOUS MIND really took off for good, is the performance on this recording". I should mention that although these are songs they've played before, they improvise alot making these tracks very different from the studio albums they came from. Also all these songs blend together giving the impression your listening to one long 72 1/2 minute jam.

The album opens with some applause as the band comes in softly and slowly on this first song called "Upon Which Areas May The Circles Be Drawn ?" from the album "Garden Of A Well Fed Head". Sounds start to slowly build. This is fairly slow paced and trippy with lots of dreamy and spacey sounds. Beautiful. It blends into "Jam" where this sound continues until it settles around 7 minutes and the spacey vibe leaves. Drums start to become prominant and the tempo picks up until we get another calm after 11 minutes. It's spacey late as it blends into "The One That Really Won The War" from "Organic Mind Solution". The guitars and drums start to dominate and this sounds incredible. It settles before 11 minutes and blends into "Interplanetarian Lovemachine Part III" from "Mind Of A Brother". Great sound here as it builds. Gorgeous sound 7 minutes in. Solo organ to end it as it blends into Euphoria Euphoria" from "Garden Of A Well Fed Head". The organ continues as guitar comes in gently. It's very psychedelic 2 minutes in. Drums 4 minutes in as it builds.They continue to jam.

This is laid back, repetitive, psychedelic jamming at it's best. A special album.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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