SPACE INVADERS - Invasion On Planet Z

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Nasoni | Autor: BSV

Even if the term "Allstar-Team" has a negative connotation at times, the Space Invaders are an Allstar-band of the German psych-scene, and as the debut "Invasion On Planet Z" proves - in a positive sense. The two Dirks from Electric Orange (Dirk Jan Müller, keyboards; Dirk Bittner, guitar), bassist Paul Pott (Zone Six, ex-Vibravoid), guitarist Mike Häfiger (ex-Spacenote) and drummer Dennis Gockel (Weltraum) jam live through four longtracks, which are actually an 80-minute monolith, and thus advance into the vastness of the universe. Not into unknown spaces, because this terrain has already been described and travelled by Zone Six or Electric Moon. But it's just fun to follow the band on their improvised trip. Strange synth soundscapes mix with hypnotic grooves and guitar freakouts. But it doesn't get as colourful and bubbling as it can get with Electric Orange. The sounds remain rather abstract. And yet they circulate through space, time and brain.

Top track: Leaving The Ruins

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