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Hidria Spacefolk


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.67 | 33 ratings

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2 stars Not bad, but not really demanding neither. Personally, I think it sounds a bit hermetic. I'm not surprised this EP is available for free download in its entirety on

The first track contains a pleasant riff, and the entire song is just a development of that groove. The same could be said about the second track, but this one is less catchy, and guitar is repeating the same two chords for on and on, plus, it's too high in the mix annoying. Everything else are noodlings and spacey sounds. The third track starts in the same vein, and I'm dangerously close to boredom here. However, the second part of the song contains some nice , although not very original middle-eastern melodies that are saving the song. But still the song is more than 8 minutes long without anything special going on. The fourth track starts with some ethnic percussion, and everything else are digital spacey sounds. The last song show more things going on: it starts with some hiss an ambient sounds that goes for too long, then continues in typical building up of layers; keyboards and guitars melted in a spacey spleen. Guitars are rising until they reach GONG-ish riff ,then we have some more middle - eastern melodies, and some sounds for the end. The end.

No , it doesn't sound terribly good. No matter how an EP "thematic" might be, this is just running out of ideas. I'm not quite sure why the tracks have names - they all sound more or less the same. Progressive rock should be all about pushing the boundaries; these guys are just playing safe. I certainly hope other albums are better than this. Progressive rock? Space rock? Who are they trying to fool?

clarke2001 | 2/5 |


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