During the pandemic, Space Invaders also had no choice but to record a new album in the studio. The psych-space rockers are primarily known for their live shows and live albums. So the new "Garden Of The Wizard" is already the fifth album of the band, but only the second pure studio album. And yet it exudes the trippy charm of a concert - as usual with sprawling long tracks.
CALIGULA'S HORSE - Marigold (6:17)
Album: Bloom (2015)
Already on the predecessor "The Tide, The Thief & Riverʼs End" the Australians had shown amazing maturity. But "Bloom" goes a long way further, combining the strengths of Porcupine Tree, Haken, Periphery and Opeth. Jim Grey is also once again a hot candidate for the "Singer of the Year". (RELEASE: 16.10.)
Interview with Paul Pott (bass), Dirk Jan Müller (keyboards), Dennis Gockel (drums) and Tipi Mike (guitar)
eclipsed: After two live-recorded albums you have now improvised in the studio. What effect has the "new" environment had? Is it a different kind of jamming?
Paul Pott: The new environment seemed a bit distorted to me, as I was standing in the studio with an acute herniated disc and a paralyzed leg and stunned myself with all sorts of colorful pills and a bottle of whiskey so that I could hold out the weekend. But in any case, I can say that recording in the studio has the advantage that you can stop a jam if you don't like the result or if the jam doesn't work. On stage you're nailed to pull something like that through and bring it to an end.
After the release of his "Space Gypsy" album in 2013, Nik Turner visited the 6th Psychedelic Network Festival in Würzburg. There the ex-Hawkwind saxophonist and flutist shared the stage with the German psychedelic Space Invaders for a spontaneous performance. This is now documented in excerpts on "Sonic Noise Opera". As the Space Invaders already belong to the Who Is Who of the German psych scene, this can almost be called a giant meeting.
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