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Psychedelic Progressive Rock

Progressive rock music has its roots in the mid 1960's psychedelic cultural phenomena. During that time the British Invasion and folk-rock bands began to expand the sonic possibilities of their music. These groups slowly started to abandon the concise verse-chorus-verse patterns of rock & roll, and moved towards fluid, free-form oriented song structures. Just as important was the incorporation of elements from Indian and Eastern music. Along them the principles of free-form jazz were included to the psychedelic sound, emphasising spontaneous emotions over calculated and estimated compositional constructions. Experimenting with new studio technology, electronically altering instruments and voices, was a part of this altered approach as well. Acid rock groups like THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and CREAM stand as descriptive and popular examples of the path from psychedelic sunshine pop towards a more aggressive and distinct rock expression, in particular showcased in their improvised live performances.

The boundary dividing the "Experimental" and "Progressive" classification is a thin and at times contested one for this era. The pioneering psychedelic progressive rock bands to be found at www.progarchives.com will in most cases be found in the Proto-Prog section of the site. Amongst these pioneering outfits are acts like THE BEATLES, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE AND VANILLA FUDGE. Artists such as PINK FLOYD will not be found there though, as their career extended well beyond these first, formative years.

Psychedelic progressive rock music may contain the elements previously described in varying combinations, but the artistic perspective of progressive rock is another factor. Some psychedelic rock bands stuck to the mid 1960's beat rock style in purist form, not partaking in the experimental development of the impressionistic possibilities of psychedelic rock music others spearheaded. The evolution of the psychedelic depth within a progressive context could be seen for instance in the 1960's recordings of ARCADIUM and BABY GRANDMOTHERS. One good example of early 70's Continental European progressive psychedelic rock is the album by AHORA MAZDA, and from Britain JADE WARRIOR's early efforts fuse psychedelic rock and ethnic music. Current artists exploring the vintage 60's/70's style and sound are acts like THE SPACIOUS MINDS and ACID MOTHER'S TEMPLE.

The entire Western pop culture scene was influenced by the psychedelic culture to some extent, including other prog genres such as Prog Folk. In Germany, artists influenced by the British psychedelic movement formed their own genre called KRAUTROCK. The pioneering early 70's bands in this genre represent the progressive acid rock sound of Germany, experimenting with long instrumental improvisations, emphasizing the use of psychedelic effects and weird electronic sounds. Some examples are artists like AMON DÜÜL, ASH RA TEMPEL, CAN, GÄA, NECRONOMICON and YATHA SIDHRA. The PROGRESSIVE ELECTRONIC style emerged from Krautrock. Some of the most influential artists of this genre, such as TANGERINE DREAM and KLAUS SCHULZE, explored a distinct psychedelic musical style at first, which was influential for the development of the "space rock" sound:


Progressive Space Rock

The late 1960's psychedelic rock scene also spawned the birth of the space rock genre. The pioneering acts of this genre assimilated krautrock elements like repetitive hypnotic beats and electronic/ambient soundscapes as they moved away from the common musical and compositional approach. The synthesizer with its bubbling tones and spacey patterns, provoking a gliding flow, is a typical instrument of this genre. Guitars are by preference played with glissando technique and delay/echo effects are heavily used, and elements originating from reggae/dub are fairly common. Several bands combine their live performances with trippy lightshows using random fractals. Albums in this genre will often include at least one long meandering jam based on a main theme, where loops and wavelike fluctuations provides slight variations to this structural foundation.

Stories, images, song titles and album names referring to cosmic themes are fairly common features of the genre. HAWKWIND's live album "Space Ritual" is said to be the ultimate space rock album due to the collaboration with sci-fi author Michael Moorcock. His lyrics are performed by a narrator and underlaid with synth elements. PINK FLOYD can be regarded as pioneers of spacey music during the band's early phase, as exemplified by certain tracks from "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" or the stirring live performance of "Careful With That Axe Eugene" from "Ummagumma". GROBSCHNITT provides another fine example of classic space rock with their epic effort "Solar Music". Other bands explored the space rock sound for a limited time period only. GONG released groundbreaking albums in the genre at the start of their career, while British hard rock band UFO released the extraordinary album "Flying - One Hour Space Rock" as their sole contribution to the genre in 1971.

A space rock scene can be found in most countries sporting artists producing music with a western-oriented or influenced sound. Swedish bands are known for a brisk exchange of musicians among each other. The "Strange Daze" festivals from 1997-2000 showcased the American space rock scene. Japan is an inexhaustible reservoir of artists exploring both psychedelic progressivce rock and progressive space rock. Representative examples of the style are bands such as ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE with their focus on long grooving improvisations, QUARKSPACE and OZRIC TENTACLES with their stronger emphasis on electronic elements and VESPERO and HIDRIA SPACEFOLK with their inclusion of ethnic-originating musical components. Other groups like ESCAPADE and THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS represent an avantgarde approach to the genre, whereas SUBARACHNOID SPACE and KINSKI are examples of artists that provide transitions to the post rock genre.


The boundaries of Psychedelic Progressive Rock connected with Stoner Rock and Acid Folk

The 1960's and 70's were a time of liberation, a time of rebellion against rigid rules and strict moral boundaries. In those "freedom of expression" days, an artist would typically herald their liberal attitudes as a mind-expanding trip on stage together with the audience in two ways. One was to realize audio/visually the visual and auditory hallucination as it was, and another was to play their repertoire spiritually and improvisationally under the trip. As for the latter approach, they devoted themselves solely to slow-to-mid tempo playing with low-tuned guitars in a heavy and expansive manner for playing steadily under this twilight condition. In the same time period, this approach to the musical trip was also taken on by some artists especially in the hard rock and heavy metal scene. This new style, drenched in heavy and downer psychedelia, was called "Stoner Rock". The name originates from the expression "stoned", referring to people in altered states of mind while under the influence of psychedelic substances. The Stoner Rock genre was universalized "as a strict musical style only" by the Industrial Grunge Rock genre that gained worldwide popularity in the early 1990s. The common denominator of all the artists mentioned is the representation of their personal cultural and political backgrounds, whilst playing slow-paced depressive songs with heavy guitars and echoic rumbling drums as the dominating features. Most of current outfits claiming to be the so-called Psychedelic Heavy Progressive Rock ones should be much influenced by the traditional Stoner or Grunge Rock as well as the early Psychedelic Progressive Rock. They can be considered as a borderline case between Psychedelic Progressive, Heavy Progressive, and Progressive Metal.

"Acid Folk" can be mentioned as another musical style with hallucinogenic approach. Psych Folk or Psychedelic Folk are other names for this genre, and is vaguely defined as a rock subgenre due to the mixture of folk rock and psychedelic rock. This is a style lacking in strict definitions, and it is contested whether or not the term was actually used at what is deemed the dawn of the genre. It's an undeniable fact that the Acid Folk scene gained some popularity by the efforts of artists in "The Folk Revivalism", but it's important to remember that there were two distinctly different approaches taken by those who helped shape the genre in the mid 1960's. Some folk singers approached a psychedelic rock structure as was popular at that time, while some psychedelic rock outfits tried to absorb and incorporate techniques and elements from folk rock. Both have great importance in the development of Acid Folk, and this may be the reason that strict definitions of the genre cannot be given. In view of the history, it's no exaggeration to claim that TYRANNOSAURUS REX, SYD BARRETT or THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND in UK rock scene seasoned the "traditional" Acid Folk with a more progressive spice. They, as eccentric or heretical rock outfits, accepted and incorporated Middle-Eastern and Oriental elements or instruments, and the result was the foundation for the current progressive Acid Folk movement. And in the Eastern parts of the world, different acid streams was provided by artists such as TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS or MAGICAL POWER MAKO who exerted a great influence on younger progressive bands. Their amazing achievements resides in the twilight zone between the Prog Folk and Psychedelic Prog subgenres.


A path that never ends

In addition of the styles described, psychedelic elements can be found in many other genres of progressive rock. The psychedelic cultural explosion had an immense influence on the western popular culture, and traces of it can still be heard also outside of progressive rock circles. The collective techno rave parties carry on the legacy of the audiovisual attack from the PINK FLOYD concerts in 1968, to cite one example. As the psychedelic movement was a large cultural phenomenon, it is difficult (and maybe unnecessary) to fence it to a clear category. Psychedelic progressive rock has been developing towards several different directions over time, and the task of classifying them as distinct genres and sub-genres is an ever ongoing process, often loaded with strong opinions. The psychedelic rock artists which are not considered as progressive in style are not listed in the databse of www.Progarchives.com. This in order to maintain the site's scope to be a progressive rock reference.

The aim of this description is to be a tool of reference for potential and existing fans of the genre, and we hope that this will aid those who read it to a better understanding of the genre as well as to enjoy and discuss the subject at hand both in the forums of the Progarchives website as well as in other places online and offline both.


Psychedelic Rock / Space Rock team April 2010

Space rock definition by Rivertree
The boundaries of psychedelic progressive rock chapter by DamoXt7942
Other text by Eetu Pellonpää
with kind guidance and support by Windhawk



The responsibility for the psych/space, indo/raga, krautrock and prog electronic subgenres is taken by the PSIKE team,
currently consisting of
- Sheavy
- Meltdowner
- siLLy puPPy
- Rivertree



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Latest Psychedelic/Space Rock Music Reviews


 Power And The Passion by ELOY album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.65 | 370 ratings

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Power And The Passion
Eloy Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Seyo
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars What could be more appropriate for a band calling themselves after a humanoid race from the SF classic - H.G. Welles' "Time Machine" - than to dedicate their first concept album to a theme of time travel!? As many previous reviewers already noticed, PATP sounds like a transitional album for ELOY. As heavy rocking PURPLE/HEEP elements began to wane, more atmospheric spacey FLOYD-ian influences as well as some hints of symphonic prog found their way in helping to forge a recognisably ELOY sound. In contrast to previous albums, a plethora of keyboard instruments are dominant here while guitar parts seem to focus more on the particular solo elements and accentuating certain parts of compositions. This is also the first album that carried a distinctive ELOY logo. And another difference from previous efforts, PATP contains even 10 tracks of varying duration, although being a "concept" work all of these could be considered as parts or movements of a single unified work. Now, how pleasurable to listen is all of that? A mixed bag, I would say. The lengthy "Love Over Six Centuries" and "The Bells of Notre Dame" are the best moments for me, being mostly done in an atmospheric spacey style with slow growing sensation, excellent rhythm section and tasteful keyboards. Another fine moment is a dark and menacing, almost metallic texture of "The Zany Magician". All the remaining tracks are much less convincing. "Mutiny" offers some good guitar and bass sequences but otherwise drags a bit too long. The fourth ELOY album is again a decent effort and it seems the band finally found their unique blend of psychedelic/space rock and symphonic sound, but it would take another album or two to perfect it.
 Floating by ELOY album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.71 | 356 ratings

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Floating
Eloy Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Seyo
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars "Floating" continues in a similar style to the preceding "Inside", and for this reason these two albums are often compared against each other. For my part, I think that this album, although perfectuating and polishing some rougher edges of the previous one, actually did not surpass it. True, this album's epic track "The Light From Deep Darkness" is a way better than "Land of No Body", but overall there is not much progress here. The mentioned epic is a wonderful space-rock jam with again lots of Jon Lord-esque organ noodling, while another highlight - "Castle in the Air" - brings some Oriental-sounding psychedelic flourishes along with powerful guitar based pumping riffs reminiscent of what later followers of space rock genre like Ozric Tentacles would explore in a more techno-oriented setting of the 1990s. Apart from that, the remaining three songs are nothing special. They tend to repeat the themes from the earlier albums while the closer "Madhouse" once again (as was the case with "Future City" off "Inside") proofs that Bornemann can sing in a vocal style similar to Ian Anderson of JETHRO TULL, but this time around the result is not so interesting. For me "Floating" is on par with "Inside" in terms of instrumental prowess, and even surpassing it a bit in this aspect, but in terms of offering new ideas is slightly less engaging. Still a very good album, but if tempted to pick only one of these two, I would opt for "Inside". Fair 3,5 stars.
 Inside by ELOY album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.76 | 364 ratings

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Inside
Eloy Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Seyo
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars ELOY's sophomore effort "Inside" is a giant leap forward from their debut. The sound is still steeped in a largely blues-based heavy rock psychedelia of their British contemporaries (from DEEP PURPLE and PINK FLOYD to JETHRO TULL), but the ideas here begin to expand offering more adventurous listening. Especially prominent is the use of keyboards (largely Hammond organ), as well as interplay between hard and soft/fast and slow portions. As suggested by the cover artwork, the album's sound is more space-rock oriented with lots of dark and ominous passages, particularly within the A side-long epic "The Land of No Body". There are some terrific parts here, but overall it cannot compete with more elaborate and adventurous works of say GENESIS, YES or FLOYD of the era. B side shorter songs (but still around 6-7 minuts on average) are much more effective in my opinion, and this is particulalry true of phenomenal and chilling title track and "Future City". With this album ELOY started building their trademark sound and exploring topics that would come to characterise the space-rock cannon of the progressive genre, but their highlights were still a few years away.
 Eloy by ELOY album cover Studio Album, 1971
2.86 | 226 ratings

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Eloy
Eloy Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Seyo
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars ELOY's debut album clearly stands apart from their later opus, in that it contains almost zero space/SF references, for which they would come to be well known and respected in the following years. This is a basic, heavy prog sound, more rooted in the bluesy hard rock than in prog. Heavy guitar riffs and solo parts are overwhelming, reminding sometimes of Rory Gallagher's TASTE lengthy improvisations. This is a fine rocking effort but some extended tracks sound a bit underdeveloped and repetitive. British heavy rock acts of the era were obviously influencing the ELOY's songwriting - the closer "Dillus Roady" is based on the guitar riff that was practically lifted from URIAH HEEP's "Gypsy" - which is not a bad thing per se. However, in order to come up with their own original ideas and identity ELOY had to work a bit harder, changing the band line-up in the process. This is a good heavy rock album but is not something essential.
 Atom Heart Mother by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.87 | 1939 ratings

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Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mike1259

5 stars After reading many of the reviews posted here I feel compelled to add my own. I am no huge Floyd fan yet I've always felt the band created this difficult masterpiece for me alone, although expressionism such as this is open to wide interpretation. For example, upon receiving the Nobel prize for 'The Old Man and the Sea' Hemingway was asked about the many metaphors it contained and what they could have represented. His answer was words to the effect that it all depended upon what the reader brought to the sitting! With that we understand reviews are only opinions and are neither right nor wrong. That being said I must say a lot of our fellow enthusiasts disqualify themselves by publishing negative reviews on albums that they just don't understand. They don't 'get it' so it must be a turd. Atom Heart Mother is a fine example of this. As far as accessablilty, the 'AHM' suite can indeed become very difficult. I personally feel the theme is the seeming cruelty of nature and as we delve deeper into the piece one concedes that since humans themselves are 'natural' their cruelty is natural as well. The music translates this so very well. The heavy, lumbering 'Father's Shout', the nurturing 'Breast Milky' and alluring 'Mother Fore' all challenge the listener to their limits and then comes 'Funky Dung', a kick-in- the-head effort to associate food with fecal matter. That deserves some meditation. Pink Floyd is well known for their so-called 'FreakOut' sections and 'Mind Your Throats Please' should be recognized as their most formidable. Never has humanity been served up such beautiful dissonance. I will maintain at this point that most of this album side was a freak of nature, yes, only by accident could a music group convey something so difficult. I digress - the band themselves didn't 'get it'. Thank You God
 Odysseum Galacti by ARCHITECTURAL METAPHOR album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.48 | 7 ratings

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Odysseum Galacti
Architectural Metaphor Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by prophet10

3 stars An interesting debut album. The early version of the band claimed influences by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and AMM. The experimental side is heavily on display as some songs wash in and out, barely hanging to a thread of structure. We've Come For Your Children and Waterwheel are the most 'normal' pieces here, drum machine driven with powerful guitar. Anu is a nice building piece, like a melodic Saucerful of Secrets filtered through Gong and several hits of acid. A cover of Hawkwind's Sonic Attack gives another point of reference. The final two tracks have the band down to a three piece and more in the Amon Duul side of space rock. Chaotic, but to a purpose, I'd recommend this for fans of really out there freak out bands of the late 60's and early 70's.
 Warrior On The Edge Of Time by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.12 | 571 ratings

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Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by VianaProghead
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Review Nş 120

"Warrior On The Edge Of Time" is the fifth studio album of Hawkwind and was released in 1975. It's a very special album in their long and rich musical career and it came to be considered, by many, the musical pinnacle of their entire career. Indeed, the band's fifth studio release turned out to be their most ambitious album ever. The cover of the album that folded out into a large shield shape, was just the first clue. In reality, never before or after that had Hawkwind, or any other group for that matter, better blended such old fashioned fantasy elements with futuristic sci-fi and space elements into their music, as they did. By the other hand, the musical material on the album, and not at least the musical arrangements, was some of the group's best ever. This is really a truly tour de force from Hawkwind.

To the lyrics Hawkwind hired sci-fi writer Mike Moorcock to help them with some lyrical concept and to read several poems in between the tracks, on "The Wizard Blew His Horn", "Standing At The Edge" and "Warriors". In reality, the lyrics are based on the concept of Moorcock's "Eternal Champion", which is a fictional creation of the author and is a current feature in many of his novels. Moorcock is an English writer primarily known by his sci-fi and fantasy novels.

"Warrior On The Edge Of Time" has eleven tracks. The first and second tracks, "Assault And Battery ? Part I" and "The Golden Void ? Part II", floats into each other and these are probably Hawkwind's most majestic and biggest sounding tracks ever. The arrangements here have to be heard to be believed. Tons of mellotron and you know that I love the sound of it, synthesizers and distorted saxophone and flute create a very unique sound that actually sounded like no other band. The guitar is toned unusually much down here, but it would be more dominant in the sound later on the album. They're really two great amazing tracks. The third, seventh and ninth tracks, "The Wizard Blew His Horn", "Standing At The Edge" and "Warriors", are respectively three very special tracks. They aren't properly three musical tracks. They're essentially composed by short poems read by Moorcock completed with pounding kettle drums, cymbals and some electronic sounds all over the tracks. They serve essentially to link all the concept of the story. The fourth track "Opa-Loka" took its name, perplexingly enough, from a town in Florida and not some of any mythical planet that ties in with the vague Moorcock's conceptual story line. It's a hypnotic, energetic and dreamy space rocker instrumental on what its thumping bass and synthesizer blips and bleeps, takes you soaring to the stars. The fifth track "The Demented Man" ends the side one of the album. It's another of those lovely acoustic Hawkwind's tunes where the band really managed to keep the obligatory space feel. Brock's acoustic 12-string guitar and drum-fewer ballads as seagull's wheel and cry and mellotrons reinforce the whole track. It has also a nice vocal working. The sixth track "Magnu" is a very energetic track, which is really the first track on the album to feature a quite heavy riff. It sees Brock and Lemmy firing off some menacing riffs amidst dazzling violin from House, Turner's jazzy sax, and haunting keyboards. This is a very typical Hawkwind. It has repetitive rhythms and riffs lull you into a psychedelic haze, with sax, violin, and synthesizers zapping left and right through the mix. The eighth track "Spiral Galaxy" is another instrumental which shows the prototypical psyche usual stuff of Hawkwind with an added nuance of density. It has top notch space metal, has dark passages of ominous synthesizers, violin, and flute float over busy rhythms. Fantastic futuristic keyboard textures on this one, too. The tenth track "Dying Seas" is another space rock oddity featuring Turner's effects soaked vocals slithering through a dense fog of synthesizers washes. This is also a good and futuristic dark space rock with sci-fi sound effects. It ends the fantasy oriented in the main body of this classic album. The eleventh track "Kings Of Speed" follows, a catchy hard rocker led by some thick bass rumbles from Lemmy and Brock's tasty lead guitar work, with House also getting in on the action with some country styled violin flights. It was chosen as the single from the album. It's more typical of Hawkwind's proto-punk style and it's quite similar to the bonus track "Motorhead".

Conclusion: "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" can be considered the pinnacle of all Hawkwind's musical career. It represents also my first contact with the band and it's also my favourite album from them. Dave Brock himself regards "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" as the band's crowning achievement. So, "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" can be easily considered one of the many great classic albums of the 70's. Lovers of space, psychedelic and progressive rock will love this album. It became a truly landmark album of early space rock time. The band was on their peak and certainly on their most symphonic, thanks to the presence of Simon House and some real inspired songwriting. It represents Hawkwind's finest hour, a real masterpiece. If you are new to Hawkwind, "Warrior On The Edge of Time" is undoubtedly one of the first albums you should check out from them. Listen for yourself and find out whether if I was right or wrong.

Prog is my Ferrari. Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

 Galactus Interruptum by ARCHITECTURAL METAPHOR album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Galactus Interruptum
Architectural Metaphor Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by prophet10

— First review of this album —
4 stars The newest Architectural Metaphor album is purely instrumental, and some other reviews of this say it is sort of a 'back to roots' album. I'm not sure what that is intended to mean, but perhaps it references a lack of a female vocalist, something the band has had since their debut album. In any event, Galactus Interruptum is a 77 minute blast of instrumental space rock that shows the band outgrowing the need for a vocalist so the listener can concentrate on the SOUND. Murph has never sounded this deft on any recording, like Terry Bozzio and Bill Bruford having a gentle conversation. One minute it's hypnotic motorik rhythms, one minute it's eye popping runs played with a hyper sensitivity and aggression-a punk rock Mahavishnu Orchestra percussion style? Eggleston brings his widest variety of synthesizer sounds to the table he has ever brought. Although there are no cover songs on this album, you will hear echoes of Tangerine Dream, Hawkwind and Heldon in here. Hypnogogia 0.5mg (a Spiritualized reference?) is one of my favorites. Played at the slowest tempo this band has ever come close to, each pass through finishes with a large sub bass explosion that signals either the death of your new speakers or another pass through the melody. Kozlowski does his best David Gilmour impersonation, straining for every last drop of colour and emotion out of each single note before it disappears back into its feedback cocoon. Other songs are sequencer based, and mellotrons, VCS3, Moogs and other vintage gear give this album a more unique feel. A bit of Tangerine Dream, a bit of Hawkwind-but overall it just has its own sound. Powerful space rock from synths, drums and guitar are the order of the day here. The final track Exegesis is a duet between Eggleston and Kozlowski, an upbeat Klaus Schulze style piece peppered with barely audible audio tapes of NASA talking to astronauts about UFOs just spotted in flight. Maybe that is the hidden theme of this album-listen closely, and you will discover unidentified sonic madness. Dig deep!
 Everything You Know Is Wrong by ARCHITECTURAL METAPHOR album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.82 | 2 ratings

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Everything You Know Is Wrong
Architectural Metaphor Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by prophet10

5 stars If I was going to have only one Architectural Metaphor CD, this would be it. All of their different sides are represented here sonically, from the nods to the chaotic instrumental jams of the early cassette years to some reworked material from when Deb Young was still singer and drummer to the current lineup with Murph from Dinosaur Jr on drums, and the fantastically talented Andrea Aguayo on vocals. Paul Eggleston on keyboards and Greg Kozlowski on guitar and effects are the mainstays. Murph joined in 2001 for Other Music, a live album. This 2013 release is Murph's second album with the band, and this thing is a journey in the spirit of old school albums-you feel like the whole thing took you on a ride. The opener, an 8 minute song called Apocalypse is the closest they have come to a real rock song, and a pretty definitively great one it is too. It chugs along Amon Duul style with Andrea wailing chilling warnings about the earth's imminent demise. Great guitar from Greg swirls throughout this, probably my favorite Architectural Metaphor song. Everything You Know is Wrong is an extremely out of character three minute pop tune that wouldn't be out of place on late night radio. An odd choice, but the band shows some strong pop sensibilities if they choose. For prog and krautrock fans though, this is only a short aberration. The Temple Song is also short-just over two minutes-but is a redone version of a song from the late 90's Paul-Deb-Greg trio. Quirky and lurching and pagan. Some longer instrumentals vary between heavy thumping drum driven prog to more delicate sequencer and vocal jams that stray to the ethereal edges of Ash Ra Tempel or later Gong. The album closer is the highlight though. A cover of Roxy Music's In Every Dreamhome a Heartache-a love song to an inflatable doll originally sung by Bryan Ferry is now slightly more sinister with the gender reversal as Andrea whispers her entreaties to her (vinyl) friend until the reveal-and the band explodes from silence into one of their most furious blasts of pure rock and roll. Andrea wails 'oh oh heartache' over Greg Kozlowski's phased, flanged and fricasseed guitar leads that are trying to rip the song and the universe literally apart. Murph throws down some of his best Zappa influenced drum rolls I'd ever heard from him. Eggleston provides the sonic glue with a hard charging Hammond clattering in and out of the madness. When this song rolls to a halt, you really feel like you've been on a carnival ride from the album's beginning to end. This band was in the Space Rock Bible that Shindig put out a few years ago called Interstellar Overdrive: The Shindig! Guide to Space Rock, highly recommended reading for fans of bands like this. Great stuff. Highly recommended for fans of Amon Duul 2, Ash Ra Tempel, Hawkwind, Ozric Tentacles. Nearly perfect- 4.5 stars
 Stop Momentum by COBALT BLUE album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.74 | 6 ratings

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Stop Momentum
Cobalt Blue Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
Special Collaborator PSIKE Team & Band Submissions

4 stars It took about five years to receive a new sign of life from this exceptional band, which is originating in Florianopolis, Brazil. In 2012 COBALT BLUE recorded their debut EP, already highly esteemed, when it comes to my impression, at that time as a trio. Now the core seems to be reduced to drummer Felipe Canan and multi-instrumentalist Julio H. Miotto (guitars, bass, keys, vocals), both practically responsible for concept, design and production. Nevertheless, as usual most likely, the recording crew for 'Stop Momentum' shows up with a bunch of additional collaborators on diverse instruments. And when playing live finally the band is always going to extend to a quintet, for good reason.

They definitely have expanded their musical and compositional profile within those years. Hence the new album shows some ambitious song writing and tricky execution. For example, conceived by Miotto, the opener At Due Gesture appears dealing with dementia respectively Alzheimer's disease. It all leads into a speech based on a dialogue between Doctor Alois Alzheimer and Auguste Deter, who later will insist 'Ich habe mich sozusagen verloren - I somewhat lost myself'. It is said, she became his first patient where he clearly diagnosed the given problems as an evident disease. A rather courageous move at that time, as this took place at the turn of the century from 1800 to 1900.

How about the song title by the way? It's just an anagram, deriving from the name Auguste Deter! Awesome, isn't it? Musically put into practice this issue starts in a cheerful optimistic mood including agile bass, playful electric piano and synths. Everything seems to be on the right track so far. After some time though they are running into a rather whacked out respectively even delirious downfall, like losing control, accompanied by the aforementioned dialogue. Hey, according to the story I find this a convincing implementation, not less than a masterpiece of art in its entirety! And there is so much more to detect here.

Miotto's treble voice and singing behaviour sometimes comes close to Omar Rodríguez-López, just taking the powerful aggressive Catalyst as a suitable exemplar, crowned by some saxophone and guitar duel beauty. Compared to this heavy psych outfit in general, the nice polyphonic vocal drenched Drops n' Doors is completely contrasting somehow. Dweller Of The Sevenfold then can be nailed as another album masterpiece with reason. Twists and turns en masse, this gem definitely needs your full concentration. Circadian Clock at the latest reveals Miotto as a real guitar wizzard.

Furthermore, besides the well-regarded drum playing offered by Canan, there is also a lively expressive bass guitar to state over the course, mostly contributed by Miotto again. 'Stop Momentum' is a really multi-faceted progressive heavy rock album, certainly recommended to fans of The Mars Volta either way, though clearly featuring more psychedelic essence overall. Will I ever have the chance to see them live on the stage? Regarding the lush and untamed studio sound this surely will need at least five chaps to bring over the approach in a proper way. There are some videos available anyhow which will serve a clue. No matter what, you shouldn't miss this album!

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