VIBRAVOID - Gravity Zero

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Sulatron | Autor: BSV

"Travelling Without Moving", with 100 seconds the shortest track on the new Vibravoid album, is the maxim under which the Düsseldorf psychedelics seem to have put their sixth studio album. You don't have to move to penetrate other spheres or dimensions. The psychedelic imagination is sufficient for this. Of course, gravity no longer applies. And "Gravity Zero" is the ideal soundtrack for this journey. Vibravoid have been in the creative fast lane for several years. Their last, almost sensationally good album "Minddrugs" was released less than twelve months ago - not to mention various live recordings. And already the men around singer/guitarist/pre- and lateral thinker Christian Koch are following suit. But they don't put one on top, because "Gravity Zero" confirms the exceptional quality level that Vibravoid has reached, but it can't quite hold a candle to its predecessor. There's not much missing, though. The 13-minute opener "Gravitation Zero" is a great psych trip par excellence. The shorter garage psych rockers like "No Silver Bird" (a cover of The Hooterville Trolley) or "Get Out Of Here" don't come close to earlier brilliant acts like "Doris Delay". Vibravoid are strongest on this album when they rely on unusual sounds: from theremin, stylophone or sitar - for example in the spooky H.-P.-Lovecraft cover "The White Ship". And Vibravoid surprise: The electronically inspired "La Vie En Düsseldorf" is to be understood as a homage to the Düsseldorf icons Kraftwerk and Neu! The concluding "Radiation Zero" is then ten minutes of rapt, high-percentage psychedelic.

Top Track: Gravity Zero

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