Skyron Orchestra - Skyron Orchestra

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Transubstands Records
Catalog Number: TRANS004
Format: CD
Total Time: 42:18:00

Retro rock 'n roll. A woman singer with a husky delivery that recalls Grace Slick. Hard-rockin' instrumentals that are led by guitar and organ. This is hard-edged rock that makes no secret of its nostalgia for the old psychedelic / progressive sounds. In fact, the band describes itself as 5 musicians being born far too late.

Well, just as the mountain wouldn't come to Muhammed, so Skyron Orchestra must take a nostalgic leap back in time and go to the '60s. And the result is very effective. The production quality is very good, yet it isn't over produced to the point that it stifles that edgy retro-sound. The omni-present organ is central to this music, and forms a rich backdrop to every song here. And yes, that's "organ," not "keyboards," and it's played by a female artist, which is somewhat unique. The guitar work is old-fashioned and evokes the guitar gods of the past. Listen for the excellent solo in "Call It Love" - it could have come right off the stage in Monterrey or Saugerties. Yet this very American sound was generated in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The lyrics are a little naive and not as poetic as they might be, marred by ESOL grammar and idiom, but the stories and the themes they convey are refreshing.

This is 42 too-short minutes of nostalgia and fun. Oh, the music is all original, but the vibe is very old - and had me smiling and nodding my head and wondering why I ever let my oh-so-correct, oh-so-suburban wife throw out that old tie-dye.

You can't listen to this music without thinking of Jefferson Airplane, or perhaps The Doors. So cast your mind back to the groovy days of the psychedelic rock of the Woodstock era and rock on!

Free-Ride (3:19) / The Tunnel (3:52) / Call It Love (5:11) / Earthy Ground (3:09) / Soft Palate (4:01) / Nobody's Diary (4:21) / The Doll (4:24) / Exploding Mind (3:10) / Pax Aeterna (6:37) / Alena (4:13)

Veronica Lostj¨rna - vocals
Tomas Modig - guitar
Anna Glans - organ
Jonas Elgemark - bass Stefan Örström - drums<

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Genre: Psychedelic-Space Rock

Origin SE

Added: February 22nd 2005
Reviewer: Duncan N Glenday
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Language: english


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