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Øresund Space Collective — Black Tomato
(Transubstans Records Trans032, 2007, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2008-10-01

Black Tomato Cover art

The Øresund Space Collective (ØSC), Sweden’s answer to Acid Mothers Temple, offers up a succulent three course culinary feast of improvised space rock on their third studio release The Black Tomato. Two guitarists, two bass players, three synthesists, and one drummer play off each other’s ideas to create new and innovative courses of musical whimsy. The appetizer for this feast is the 38-minute “RumBle” with screaming guitars, swirling electronics, and occasional Russian narration applied sparingly as the dressing. “RumBle” is in five parts, so it quite easy to digest, whetting your appetite for the entree and title track. “The Black Tomato” is another sumptuous offering clocking in at 32 minutes and divided as well into three parts to make it easy on your pallet using Hawkwind-esque riffs. Just like any fine dining experience, as you near the end of the meal, the tempo begins to slow, allowing you to relax and savor the experience. Your cravings have been satisfied and all that remains is the self-indulgence of a rich and sugary dessert, which OSC delivers with the six-minute “Viking Cleaner.” These guys are the Top Chefs of space rock! Each subsequent release demonstrates that they are honing their skills. Never standing still, always moving forward, ØSC has the finished artwork ready for their next release Inside Your Head which should be out by fall 2008. And if you can’t wait, you can always go to their web site to download MP3s from their many live shows.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 36, 2007 releases

Related artist(s): Øresund Space Collective

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