Friday, 29 March 2013

Seid - Magic Handshake (2012)

The third album from this Norwegian space rock band.

Starting out as a rather garage feel space rock album, Magic Handshake branches out in many directions. Mostly into Gong territory. Still with a garage and space rock feeling though. The use of mellotron gives the album some 1970s feel. The fuzz box elements reminds me a lot about Red Harvest.

It is somewhere between Red Harvest, Gong, Pink Floyd and Hawkwind you will find this album. An hour long album which has a lot to offer the spaced out space rock fans out there. There are even strong elements of Canterbury and krautrock here.

Quality wise (ie my opinion), this is a good album where my only gripe is the lack of some great melodies. There is none and that is somewhat missing on a rather enjoyable hour with Seid. It is a recommended album though.

3 points

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