CHOCO - Bubbles In Your Brain?

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Other | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Torus | Autor: WS

Manfred Wieczorke and Detlev Schmidtchen were keystrokers at Eloy. Wieczorke later went to Jane, while Schmidtchen tried out the project Ego On The Rocks. In the nineties they both made common cause under the name Choco. The album "Bubbles In Your Brain?", released as a small LP around the turn of the millennium, is now released for the first time with two new songs on CD. The Scottish poet Neil Douglas was also present. With mysterious sounds like from "Tales Of Mystery And Imagination" it starts off very gripping. The speaking voice of Douglas (sometimes close to the legendary Vincent Price) sounds highly professional. He talks about bubbles floating around in the brain. Heavy psychedelic material, electronically and symphonically transformed. A journey to his inner God. For eight minutes you keep the tension on "In The Bottle". Then it becomes loungey-percussive with lots of electric piano. Apart from the narrative voice, one otherwise moves purely instrumentally at the intersection between Alan Parsons, Rick Wakeman, Tangerine Dream and Eloy. For listeners who are not fixated on sung songs, a captivating art rock radio play pleasure.

Top track: Drawn By The Worm

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