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Oresund Space Collective - 2010 - "Dead Man in Space"

(43:07, Pariah Child)


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ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE has been a prolific ensemble in the field of improvised space rock since they started out 6 years ago. "Dead Man in Space" was issued as a limited edition vinyl LP in January 2010, and has since been reissued on CD by Japanese label Poseidon Records. The first two ventures comprise most of the album's length, clocking in at just over 39 minutes in total. Both of these are efforts of a more contemplative or perhaps meditative nature, with subtle alterations and slow development throughout, repetitive and hypnotic in nature, but with enough drive, momentum and energy to keep the proceedings safely within a defined rock sound. Second track Space Jam 2.2 does start out with something of a jazz-inspired expression, but soon enough develops into the space rock grooves one expects if familiar with this ensemble from previous occasions. The album ends with a relatively brief venture in the shape of the title track, which is more or less a spaced-out story with added sound effects over a dissonant, minimalistic melody: hard to grasp and challenging to devour and digest, and also the most intriguing piece on this disc as far as I'm concerned. A spaced-out science fiction story with a strong appeal to adventurous science fiction fans.

Olav M Bjornsen: Jan 18, 2010


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