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EYE: Vision And Ageless Light



Release: 2016-11-18
Style: space psych rock
Label: www.lasercd.com / www.hardlifepromotion.nl
Website: www.eyemusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eye00
Country: USA
Playing Time: 46’29”
Cat. N°:
Review by: Guy
Translated by: Guy
Rating: 8,5/10


English:

After their debut (2011) and ‘Second Sight’ (2013), this American quartet presents their third album with a new bass player and guitarist in the line-up.

‘Book Of The Dead’ opens on a short eerie/sombre soundscape. ‘Slavemaster’ is a sturdy piece of spacerock reminding of the ‘Leviatation’ era of Hawkwind, but contains also an experimental jazzy inspired passage as well as duels between guitar and keyboard. ‘Searching’ adds a psychedelic element and has doomy progrock in its midst. ‘Dweller’ is a quiet psychedelic journey with dreamy vocals, before entering the 27’ minutes long opus ‘As Sure As The Sun’. It evolves from quiet through symphonic experiment towards an eerie patch before they begin heavy virtuoso jam, after which a rather regular structured piece with some singing (mainly instrumental album, by the way), finally followed by a long outro with again slight symphonic touch and acoustic finale.

Very captivating space psych rock!


Nederlands:

Na hun debuut (2011) en ‘Second Sight’ (2013) stelt dit Amerikaans kwartet hun derde album voor met nieuwe bassist en gitarist in de bezetting.

Opener ‘Book Of The Dead’ is een kort ijl/somber soundscape. ‘Slavemaster’ is een stevige brok spacerock die wat aan Hawkwind, periode ‘Levitation’, doet denken, maar bevat ook een experimentele jazz passage evenals duels tussen gitaar en keyboard. ‘Searching’ voegt een psychedelisch element toe met een doomy progrock middenstuk.
‘Dweller’ is een rustig psychedelisch tripje met dromerige vocalen, vooraleer het 27’ durende opus ‘As Sure As The Sun’ in te zetten. Het gaat van rustig via symfonisch experimenteel naar een ijl stukje vooraleer er steviger en virtuoos gejamd wordt, daarna komt een eerder gewoon gestructureerd stuk met wat zang (grotendeels instrumentaal album overigens), tenslotte gevolgd door een lange outtro met weer licht symfonische toets en akoestische finale.

Erg boeiende space psych rock!


Tracklist:

Book Of The Dead (3’36”)
Kill The Slavemaster (6’07”)
Searching (5’31”)
Dweller Of The Twilight Void (4’04”)
As Sure As The Sun (27’11”)

Musicians:

Michael Sliclen – electric & upright bass, percussion, vocals
Jon Finley – electric and acoustic guitars
Lisa Bella Donna – organ, mellotron, guitars, synthesizers, vocals
Brandon Smith – drums, percussion, vocals




Geplaatst door Vera op dinsdag 24 januari 2017 - 09:14:06
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