It’s Not Night: It’s Space- Bowing Not Knowing To What (2012)

A nice and mellow and warm Sunday. I sit here in the warm sunshine while the rest of the nation is up to their ears in snow. I honestly wonder why people live where it snows. It’s cold and heavy, who cares if it looks pretty? I love hearing people claiming to miss the changing of the seasons while wearing shorts and flip flops. That’s the same as claiming to miss gonorrhea.
It’s Not Night It’s Space is a psychedelic-space rock trio from New Perz. Excellent driving music, recommended, 86%.


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Sendelica- The Satori In Elegance Of The Majestic Stonegazer (2012)

Sendelica is an instrumental psychedelic space rock trio from the UK. Twangy, moody and mellow, this is a good album to accompany a cup of coffee and an oil session on a frosty morning.
The album starts off with an absolutly killer riff, and Satori in Elegance Part II ends with another long repetitive one, probably the best of the album. Overall though, I’m not inthralled with this release. It’s good, but not great, and I was going to say, falling more into the category of background music for work than session music, but that’s not a fair analysis. This release suffers from overproduction more than anything. Psychedelic and Space rock are both dirty sounding genres that don’t transition well to clean recordings. It’s not like early black metal albums that sounded great on muddy, garage recordings, and then spectacular when rerecorded digitally. A good live recording of this album would be stellar, but this studio release is way too clean and falls a bit short, 86%.
Seriously, super clean psychedelic sounds like jazz.

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TABULA RASA- s/t (2013)

Friday and time for a Miami space rock band! They’re ok, not my favorite but definitely listenable. Perfect example of why downloads should be free because I wouldn’t have given this album a fair shake if they wanted to be paid for a digital download and had a female space rock singer. Female rock singers rarely work out in general, but they pull it off, 75%

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Black Moon Circle- Andromeda (2014)

Black Moon Circle has been coming up on the radar, frequently being mentioned around the [so called] blogosphere this year. Psychedelic rock from Norway, they have that rare combination of both a good singer and a talented band. The first song, The machine on the hill starts off with catchy vocals and reverb and Psychedelic riffs that pulls the listener into the album. Followed by Jack’s cold sweat it’s easy to see why this band has created such a buzz. Perfect background music for the Sunday session, 90%, enjoy.

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Øresund Space Collective- Live at Circus Maximus, Koblenz 2013

This new live album by Øresund Space Collective came out a few weeks ago, mellow, relaxing, spacey… I would have thought by this time the space/jam sound would have gotten repetitive or stale, but no, ØSC delivers yet again with this album, starting out low and gradually building up momentum as it progresses. Perfect session music. Enjoy.

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Samsara Blues Experiment- Revelations & Mystery (2011)

The pace of summer has slowed publication, but today we do have a stoner/ psychedelic/space rock band from Berlin, Samsara Blues Experiment and their 2011 album, Revelations & Mystery. A good release, the sound is all over the place and doesn’t stay in any single niche. Space rock sounds make themselves hears as well as Indian (raga, according to Last FM). Good stuff, 88%.
(I’m going back outside)


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Streaming Sunday; Øresund Space Collective- Live At Black Night, Jenna (2013)

Wow, that was a long week. Topping it off, someone gave me a pill Tuesday, I ate it, and woke up next to my ex, which did nothing to improve the week or my opinion of random pills. But it’s over and time for another Streaming Sunday, so here is ØSC’s latest release from a show they played in Jenna, Germany last year. Space Rock, Jam Band, collective… These guys just get better and better, enjoy.


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