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The Spacious Mind — Organic Mind Solution
(Garageland GRCD 011, 1994, CD)

by Steve Robey, Published 1995-11-01

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The Spacious Mind is a contemporary Swedish band that wants nothing more, nothing less, than the opportunity to blow your mind with their authentic psychedelic rock. Layers of guitars echo in the distance, drums pound relentlessly to a static, hypnotic beat, and vocals occasionally enter amidst the mayhem. This is the closest thing I have heard to psychedelic krautrock in a long time, and it comes from Sweden, no less – a country whose prog scene is dominated by letter perfect recreations of the likes of Genesis and King Crimson. Judged on the lofty standards of contemporary Swedish prog, I must admit that this recording left me waiting for more adventurous development – a tempo change, or an unexpected change in tonality perhaps. There is little of that to be found in The Spacious Mind. However, the 25+ minutes of "Interplanetarian Love Machine Part 2" gives you more than your money's worth in a psychedelic freak-out. The remainder of this 73-minute CD scarcely lets up the intensity. Each song blends into the next, giving the illusion of one gigantic flowing composition. The recording quality is fantastic with a full echoey sound that really brings out the dynamic changes, especially in the acoustic track "Time Re-circle." Open your ears and let The Spacious Mind inside.


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