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3 stars Beiruth ... Domo ... Alicante already seemed to be a prime address regarding space rock in Spain And now we also can add four musicians to the bill who formed the band PYRAMIDAL in 2010. 'Dawn In Space' is their debut - album title and cover art immediately make it clear what is going on. They are offering cosmic explorations here, showing a strong liking of stoner and heavy rock influences on this occasion. Nearly as usual it all starts with an ambient/spacey tinged warm-up featuring diverse samples and oriental touch.

While fading into a groovy expedition Black Land gathers speed in best tradition then. Overall the dual guitar management serves for a lush sound furthermore. Although this comes strictly instrumental variety is guaranteed in general - due to several twists and turns this avoids tediousness for sure. The title song is carrying this into effect by all means. Plastikleuten is composed of two parts, the first one points out some German references, besides the title in general the making reminds me of Agitation Free in some way. The second section though is more of a classic space rock outfit showing some relaxed floating ambience too.

Featuring some decent synth contributions the magnificent Mars Lagoon closes the band's first excursion into space. Another groovy thing where they lose control a bit and let it flow with strong jamming appeal. The PYRAMIDAL stand for modern heavy psych/space rock in the fashion of ... for example Samsara Blues Experiment come close occasionally. 'Dawn In Space' is a proper exemplar also featuring Hawkwind and krautrock references, elaborated compositions including improvisational attempt within some extended tracks - 3.5 stars

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