I have to say that on their first releases 2010-2013 the band was possibly still finding their own way to make psychedelic music but since Synapse in 2014 and especially since Akee Kazmaier replaced the previous bass player Klaus Werz after that the band have really found the right spot. The game was teased by MercurySteam multiple times before it was officially announced in April 2016. A change before 2 minutes and it's absolutely gorgeous. Whatever commonality of theme may persist between Water Planet and its predecessor, the three inclusions of which were similarly broken down with two extended cuts on side A and one even longer one consuming the entirety of side B, there is a notable uptick in production value on the newer record, which makes the effects churn from Wettstein and Kazmaier and Schnitzler added synth all the more immersive. Marcus, who's traveling to west Africa since 1991, to study traditional rhythms, but is also into psychedelic music for over 25 years, Matthias, influenced by his trips to India since the seventies and playing his guitar for more than 3 decades, and Klaus, who first started 1978 in Russia as a drummer, but then changed soon to his favourite instrument - the guitar. Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Review 296053.
Love the guitar solo after 17 minutes. That's why, for me at least, an artist such as Germany's The Spacelords are a rare find; an instrumental artist who not only enthral with their music, but do it in such a way that adding any sort of vocals to it would most likely ruin the entire experience. It's pretty easy with sounds of this caliber! It settles right down over the final minute. So we get three long tracks clocking in at almost 44 minutes in total. The official release date is apparently 22.
Dave Cox, the producer of the franchise, revealed that some of the abandoned gameplay elements for Lords of Shadow 2, such as the combat mechanics, may be featured in the company's next game. This is more evident in the second and third of the album's three tracks than in the opening title track, which features a gradually building atmosphere that initially gives no clue about the band's hard rock influences but steadily increases in heaviness until it fully emerges in its latter stages and from there until the album's conclusion The Spacelords find a perfect balance between spacey atmosphere and delivering some great riffs as well. First up is the title track and for me this is starting off on the wrong foot. Liquid Sun will no doubt continue to stand out as one of 2016's biggest surprises for me; the kind of album that comes out of nowhere and ends up ranking among the year's best releases. Every time I hear this I'm moved, and it will be reprised a couple of more times on this track. As much as a good instrumental section can really get me going on an album, I rarely find myself too interested by fully instrumental releases. Felt some mysterious attraction for psychedelically colourful image and their cataleptic appearance in their album sleeve, and been more and more immersed deeply into their MySpace samples.
MercurySteam is set to self-publish Raiders of the Broken Planet for , and on September 22, 2017. Spacey synths follow then we get these strange spoken vocals before 3 minutes. They play with such a vibe and conviction that you almost feel like you were part of the audience while listening to this album. I had this thing just cranked so many times. . It's laid back with spacey guitar and sounds as the drums join in and it becomes repetitive.
Check out that rhythm 7 minutes in. As the ideas came so quick and the feeling was there from the first moment, it was clear: Even each of them had his own personal style and background, they had found a common sense in music. The guitarist has taken many trips to India since the seventies which has influenced his playing. A beta test for the Windows version is set to be held before the game's official release. I can listen to this on repeat all day long. After more than 20 years playing the guitar, he began on the bass guitar in 2006. Unfortunately there are no pics of the actual event, so all the pics in the cover art were taken somewhere else.
Bottom line is that I feel they didn't deliver this time around. They seem to up the power around 4 minutes in. Liquid Sun 2016 is their fourth album. The guitar is more of the focus before 7 minutes then it turns more psychedelic and spacey after 10 minutes, and it's experimental here as well. Posted Saturday, November 19, 2016 Review 1644908. A story mode, which will be released episodically, is also planned.
The bass player also adds synths to their spacey yet often powerful style of jamming. It settles back 5 minutes in then more of those strange spoken words in an experimental soundscape. This is my favourite of the three. Yes I enjoyed much of this album but it pales when compared to the previous one, it's not close. The six long tracks on the album include renditions of studio tracks from the couple of latest albums Liquid Sun and Water Planet plus two new tracks that I had not heard before. This one's a little heavier than the previous track but still repetitive but not as much as the first song.
The more limited coloured version only 100 copies of On Stage was sold-out on preorder but you might still be able to score the black edition limited to 400 copies. The 4th Spacelord Reinhold flute came into the band in May 2008. Tribal-like drumming after 6 minutes and it's picking up speed until the heaviness kicks in. Their drummer Marcus also used to play in another superb German psych rock trio Electric Moon and there are some similarities with these groups for sure. It does settle back some 3 minutes in and I love the synths here as the guitar continues to play overtop. Posted Sunday, February 28, 2016 Review 1533744.