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Ciolkowska — Psikhodeliya
(Addicted Label BNiL 740, 2020, CD / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2020-09-10

Psikhodeliya Cover art

Russian space rockers Ciolkowska are back with a new album that shows a maturing band growing in confidence and flexing their musical muscles to explore new territory. They have departed from their space rock / jam roots and are now in the jazz prog fusion / synth realm. There are hints of Gary Numan on the second track “Gingerbreads,” Euro-rock on “Angelina,” Curt Kobain and Nirvana’s grunge rock on the title track “Psychedelia.” Ciolkowska is an unpredictable band. Психоделия (Psychedelia) is definitely not space rock, and what they have produced this time around in unclassifiable. Overall, the album can be quite moody and dark, then shift to pseudo-dub, and then to bubbly synths. The best track on the album is “Angelina” with its dark organ, trippy mood, and tempo shifts, and tasteful guitar work over its seven minutes. And the other high point is “Room (Part 1)” that segues into “Slippers (Part 2).” It is refreshing to witness a band grow and not remain in a musical rut.


Filed under: New releases, 2020 releases

Related artist(s): Ciolkowska

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http://ciolkowska.bandcamp.com/album/--5

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