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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.73 | 7 ratings

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3 stars The Australian band SH'MANTRA was formed in 1995 under the name CORNUCOPIA. When the released their debut CD "Cornucopia" in 1998, they changed the name to SH'MANTRA.

Now they have released a double CD independently named "Formula Orange". The music is a blend of slowly progressing and mostly instrumental ambient, jazz, psychedelic rock and space rock. SH'MANTRA has reminiscences to Brian ENO, KING CRIMSON, PINK FLOYD, RADIOHEAD, SOFT MACHINE and TANGERINE DREAM.

If I should mention any Swedish bands, they have a lot in common with Joakim SKOGSBERG, The SPACIOUS MIND, TRAD GRAS OCH STENAR and ALGARNAS TRADGARD. t

It's necessary to like this kind of music to really appreciate this album, because it's not that easily accessible, and can be really annoying if you're into harder music. On the other hand there's some songs that could serve as relaxing music. Not bad at all, but not my kind of style.

Greger | 3/5 |


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