Exposé Online banner

Lightshine — Feeling
(Garden of Delights CD 008, 1976/1998, CD)

by Rob Walker, Published 1995-03-01

Feeling Cover artLightshine were a mid-70s German band that were fairly well known in their time, gigging heavily and opening for groups such as Hoelderlin, Jane, Colosseum II, and The Scorpions. They self-released their only album, Feeling, in 1976. The five tracks here reveal a musical style that falls somewhere in between the early 70s German psychedelic sound and the later 70s more symphonic German sound, though probably closest to the former. The five piece band featured dual guitars, bass, drums, synthesizer, and flute. Recalling groups like early Golden Earring, the music mixes heavier riffing with mellower psychedelic noodling, though there is more of a melodic sense here than in a lot of other German psych. The vocal sections are fairly typical of this genre, generally annoying with their often cheesy English lyrics, but the instrumental sections are much better, at times having a slight symphonic sensibility, helped by the presence of the synthesizer and flute. The two longer tracks are predictably the best, mainly because there's more instrumental and less vocals. Overall this is nothing to write home about, but those into German psychedelic rock would probably find it interesting.

Filed under: Reissues, Issue 6, 1998 releases, 1976 recordings

Related artist(s): Lightshine

Latest news

2019-01-31
Keyboardist Ingo Bischof R.I.P. – Keyboard player Ingo Bischof, best known as the longtime keyboard player of German band Kraan, passed away on January 29th, 2019. Bischof was born January 2, 1951 in Berlin-Kreuzberg and joined Kraan in 1975. » Read more

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more

2019-01-02
Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January – Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. » Read more

2018-12-23
Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations – Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more. » Read more

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Jean-Philippe Goude - Drones – Here's a welcome reissue indeed! My old cassette of this has done a full tour of duty, I don't think it could've lasted another six months... which is to say, this is one you'll...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues