Architectural Metaphor - Creature From The Velvet Void

Year of Release: 1997
Label: Black Widow Records
Catalog Number: BWRCD 019-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 49:23:00

The Italian Black Widow label shuns the commercial world and thus continues on the path they have set out for themselves, leading through a wood filled with Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, the occult and, of course, Black Widow, which kind of forms the backbone for a highly appreciated label. Trio Architectural Metaphor delivers a combination of psychedelica and spacerock filled with loads of keyboards, weird guitar noises and a female voice as the icing on the cake. Deb Young also plays drums, which adds a mysterious effect because it's not everyday you see a woman behind a drumkit. The band's very own, bizarre compositions alternate with great cover versions such as "All Tomorrow?s Parties" as made immortal by the legendary Velvet Underground and "Golden Void" from the groundbreaking Hawkwind. "Kairos" sounds repetitive and hypnotizing which has the rhythm of the sequencer being taken over by the acoustic rhythm section. One could also make comparaisons with Tribe of Cro here. In short, although the music isn't 100% original, anyone who calls one of his songs ?March Of The Wooden Potatoes? must be worth at least a listen!

Creature (4:56) / Kairos (9:19) / Holographic Caves (6:28) / All Tomorrow's Parties (5:28) / Holy Ground (4:51) / March Of The Wooden Potatoes (5:54) / Golden Void (12:16)

Deb Young - vocals, drums, percussion, pennywhistle, recorder
Paul Eggleston - keyboards
Greg Kozlowski - guitars

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Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock

Origin US

Added: January 30th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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