domingo, 7 de agosto de 2011

Lamp Of The Universe - The Cosmic Union (2001 New Zealander Psych Spacey Acid Folk)


BANDA PSICODÉLICA DA NOVA ZELANDIA COM UMA SONORIDADE TRIPPY PSICODÉLICA, ESTILO ORIENTAL, ÁCIDO, HIPNÓTICO E RELAXANTE!! NA VERDADE TRATA-SE DE UM PROJETO SOLO DO BAIXISTA E VOCALISTA DA BANDA "DATURA", "CRAIG WILLIANSON"!! GUITARRAS ELÉTRICAS COM MUITO WAH-WAH, SINTETIZADORES, INFLUENCIA RAGA INDIANO COM PRESENÇA DE TABLA, CÍTARA E OUTROS INSTRUMENTOS INDIANOS!! A MÚSICA SOA INCRIVELMENTE SPACEY COM TODOS OS INSTRUMENTOS ENCHARCADOS DE REVERBERAÇÃO E LONGAS SUÍTES!! VENENASSO VIAJANTE QUE FAZ BEM PRA ALMA E ESPÍRITO!!

Lamp Of The Universe is a solo project from Datura bassist and vocalist Craig Williamson. What a surprise! For those of you who don't know them, Datura are a heavy Stoner rock band, while Lamp Of The Universe is a gorgeously lulling cosmic trip into a paisley colored psychedelic land of celestial ragas from Williamson's guitars, sitar, synths, and tablas. We're talking track titles like "Lotus Of A Thousand Petals" and "Tantra Asana". Believe me, these describe the music on The Cosmic Union perfectly. Lightly strumming acoustic guitars and sitars drift throughout as the tablas and other percussion keep a simple but effective psychedelic pace. Williamson's vocals are equally light and drifting making for the perfect marriage with his music. Lots of beautifully meandering jams that will open your mind for exploring the alternate realms that you travel with Williamson to. There are aggressive moments too, particularly on "In The Mystic Light" which sounds like a jam off Amon Düül's Yeti album. And love that organ and shimmering guitar on "Freedom In Your Mind".

Actually, though this might seem to be a 360 degree flip from Datura, that band really is far more psychedelic than most Stoner bands, and the epic track "Mantra" on Datura's Visions For The Celestial CD is in many ways really a heavier version of what we hear on The Cosmic Union. HIGHLY recommended to fans of deep space flower power psychedelia. 

01.Born in the Rays of the Third Eye
02.Lotus of a Thousand Petals
03.In the Mystic Light
04.Give Yourself to Love
05.Freedom in Your Mind
06.Her Cosmic Light
07.What Love Can Bring
08.Tantra Asana

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