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X IN SEARCH OF SPACE

Hawkwind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.62 | 362 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I think the reason I like this album so much is because it does have this Krautrock flavour to it. It's trippy, hypnotic and repetitive but oh so enjoyable.This is HAWKWIND's second album and this is where they chart their course to the far reaches of the galaxy. Count me in !

"You Shouldn't Do That" is a psychedelic jam with lots of spacey synths, sax, bass and drums keeping that hypnotic rhythm going. We don't get vocals until almost 5 minutes in. This is truly a trip ! We get another good jam on "You Know You're Only Dreaming", and more guitar this time. Vocals, vocal melodies, bass and spacey sounds early before the guitar and flute come in when the vocals stop.The song just sort of winds down to end it.

"Master Of The Universe" rocks out pretty good, heavy pulsating bass drives the tune. It opens with spacey sounds that rise up and build. Riffs follow, sax comes in late. "We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago" has some amazing acoustic guitar in it. I really like this tune, it's kind of folky with a message. "Adjust Me" is spacey to open. Spoken words after a minute as guitar comes in. It settles back when the guitar and words stop 2 minutes in. It starts to get spacey again and stays that way to the end. "Children Of The Sun" features strummed acoustic guitar as the reserved vocals of Nik Turner come in. Flute follows after 1 1/2 minutes as the sound gets louder.

And now our trip is now over.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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