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Don Bradshaw-Leather



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4 stars "Distance Between Us" is, as the title says, a one-shot Krautrock / psychedelic / avantgarde mixture gem "far from the real world" produced by a superb talented pianist / composer / producer Don Bradshaw, and this mysterious suite consists of four long tracks unrefined and unsettled, just as he wanted to create. His splendid piano technique could make a backup for this illusory desert music production I guess, and you can find the unavoidable fact easily.

Via his suite, strong unstableness created with dissonant mellotron harmonies and scattered old-fashioned percussion sounds, and fantastic nightmare along with short-breathed problematic music structure, can be heard definitely. Yes fully massive his crazy explosive classic flavour gets in the beginning of the first track "Distance Between Us Part 1". Don's piano concerto is excellent, only that can make us comfortable, whilst mellotronic blows behind us are quite killa and exclusive, merged with conga-tic percussive (but unpolished) tribalism, and such a leaning can be felt especially in the third track "Dance Of The Goblins", flooded with dramatic mellotron tragedy launcher based upon ethnic ritualistic structure. Everything out of musical order or uncommon sense can be accepted, without any fanfare of common people. No fastidious fuss is needed for us under his ironic theatre madness. Only what we can tell theoretically via his suite is that cheap sound effects and unsettled development of the suite have reminded me an intensive pulse for Krautrock. And at last, amazingly as a natural consequence, his four long tracks are connected to the last experience titled "Autumn Mist", that Don might gather all of his musical / literal messages in his brain and his heart together into the tearful mystic mist.

In conclusion, this obscure album should be a full-blown tragic theatre filled with mellotronic grave and tribal percussion indolence. Not strongly recommended for every Krautrock fan but let me say for discordance freaks, please enjoy with leaving yourself along to Don's imaginary dramatic space.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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