Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Worldmusic | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Progressive Promotion | Autor: BSV

Quantum Fantay go on a world tour. "Terragaia", the seventh album of the Belgians, has become a concept album that doesn't need words for its theme, but only the sounds of the peoples of the world. Keyboarder Pete Mush and his men land with the opener "Journey To Earth" on earth with flawless Psych'n'Space by Ozric Tentacles. And already the trip starts: From Africa ("Azu Kéné Dékké Leppé") it goes to the Orient ("Desert Rush"), followed by a leap in time into the Middle Ages ("Aargh"). With "Instant Karma" you go on to India. A detour to the Far East ("Chopsticks And Gongs") follows to land in Australia with "Indigofera". In "Yah Roste Foorap" the Reggae of Jamaica is suggested. And "Cowdians" pays homage to cowboys and Indians. But Quantum Fantay use ethno sounds only as a basis for their grooving spacerock and scatter colorful synth sounds again and again, often in somersaults beating melodies. At the end the band leaves the planet again with "Journey From Earth". The concept may not be new. But the sounds are really fun.

Top Track: Journey To Earth

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