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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.89 | 297 ratings

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4 stars This is an outstanding debut album!

This record is what we Psychedelic/Space-rock Prog lovers have been waiting for! It's just soaked in late 60's & early 70's Psych'n Prog, sounding very much like early Pink Floyd and King Crimson.

There are really no bands today that sound like this anymore, except for THIS BAND & maybe Anekdoten, some of Fatal Fusion's stuff & Wobbler's first album.

The WHOLE album is just trippy, mindblowing and GREAT. My mind really wanders to space when I listen to it, and that's what real Space-Prog SHOULD do, and make the listener go through a spiritual alchemy and inner landscapes. Mellotrons and vintage Synth's all over, and harmony vocals very much like that of Pink Floyd's "Breathe" and "Echoes", and great guitarsolos. Just stunning.

The titletrack & "Ouroboros" are the album's most epic, though EVERY SONG is great.

The only downer here is the production and sound, and little variety in the sound of each song, making the songs sound very similar. I suspect that the production sounds poor mainly because they WANT it to sound like it was recorded in a garage in 1969-70. If that's the case, I'll forgive them. Needless to say, I'm really looking foreward to their next release.

4,5 stars for this AMAZING album!

Moonstone | 4/5 |


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