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on 13 December 2013
haha... ok lets cut to the chase, I love it! and so has everyone I have played it to!
the band are tight and fast when they need to be, proper fast! Yeah call it space rock, and it does rock, but dont let that associate in your mind with whimsical drifty conk - this is like the proto punk sound this artist came from and helped create... the band (without sleeve notes here) are mentioned elsewhere have really made that happen... so excellent praise must go to them, and also guests Simon House and Steve Hillage...
and it's brilliant fun!
lyrically and musically... this shouldnt be navel glaring and beard stroking, and it isnt!! With nods to all the ace phases of Nik's career, including Inner City Unit and Sphynx, this really is a ride...
high points are Joker's Song, We Ride the Timewinds, Something's Not Right and Fallen Angel, all fast and brilliant! Also love Coming of Maya, Galaxy Rise and the Visitor for bringing texture to the album, slower or acoustic, with Time Crypt and Anti Matter also being highly enjoyable... and Eternity, the weakest track, is still very enjoyable... so no duffs!!
I think this guy is underatted, probably as most people dont get it and miss it, or his association with a scene in the early 70s colours their view, but he has real spirit, wit and fun in his music and performances so am thrilled this is a brilliant album - well done Nik!