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Spocks Beard present their awesome debut.
on 16 July 2001
From the start of the album, it is clear that Spocks Beard are one of a kind. Bringing influences from the likes of Yes, Rush and Pink Floyd, and melding them with a fresh, up to date sound, Spocks Beard create something wholly original. At times, this album could only be described as obscure, the strange keyboard sounds and guitar melodies combine well to create something that could be from a computer game, or a jazz band. Unlike virtuoso bands such as Dream Theater, Spocks Beard concentrate more on the actual music rather than the complete mastery of their instruments, and come off well because of it. The vocals are perfect and the instruments combine to give a tremendous example of what is to come from their consequent albums. I would recommend this to anyone with an open mind towards music, Spocks Beard will be a band that you either love or hate, anyone who likes something fresh, or anyone with a lingering taste for the 70's will enjoy. A top notch album in all departments and wholly recommended.