Its that time again,starship Hawkwind have entered Earth's atmosphere and deposited another batch of electronic soundscapes,spotted this in my local space depot(HMV) at a decent price,couldnt resist,so here i am listening to the latest Hawkwind sounds.
A 2 cd set total running time 80 mins or so ,real value for money,the production flawless ,the music just flows from the speakers,even better with the headphones on as the the Sci Fi rock/Ambient sounds wash over you,superb stuff.
I've listened to it several times now and at times im transported back to the likes of ALIEN4 (Seasons//The Hills Have Ears) while the likes of 'Electric Tears' takes me back further to LEVITATION.Highlights would be the aformentioned tracks while the Floydian 'Mind Cut' and excellent 'The Flowering Of The Rose' are standouts,indeed the latter one of the best tracks the band have done in a while(evoking memories of the ASTOUNDING SOUNDS...Disc).
As is the norm these days Captain Brock has delivered a few re-boots of old favourites,its unlikely any will ultimately top the originals but im quite partial to the spiky rendition of 'Death Trap' while 'Green Finned Demon' will always be welcome in any guise.
Truth be told i'd disembarked from the good ship Hawkwind when the likes of DISTANT HORIZONS and TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER failed to hit the spot,didnt even bother with the last dics,i might just have to invest in it now,if its anything like this.
A fantastic release from one of rocks survivors,take a trip to another world,buy and enjoy.