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Oresund Space Collective: Entering into the Space Country

The Oresund Space Collective are a very busy band and have come out with yet another release Entering into the Space Country, this one limited to vinyl. They have had no less than four releases thus far in 2011.

The band has seen many musicians pass through their doors since the project began in 2004 by founding member Scott Heller, aka Dr. Space (synths). Other mainstays include Mogens (synths) and Tobias Peterson (guitars).

I think the focus on this release is predominantly a guitar sound. Sure the synth lines and effects are there but what defines this record, at least to me, is the guitar and with four or five guitarists playing on each track that should come as no surprise. That said, fans of the band will not be surprised as they know what to expect; excellent space rock that is seemingly dug out from the early '70s and transformed into something fresh and exciting while still retaining elements of the early space rock pioneers.

Entering into the Space Country consists of three songs, the first being the twenty-two minute epic "Born Between Stars". The guitar chords shimmer as the darker hued synths wind their way through the soundscape and the music starts to build. The band continue on their improvisational journey with the guitars being the focal point creating an immense atmosphere of sound.

Tasty guitar work and slicing synths define "Rising Tides and Floating Nebulas" before settling into a Floyd-like groove making for some excellent '70s flavoured rock.

With "Red Earth Calling" the band reigns it in to just under eight minutes. Eerie synths and subdued clean guitar lead to some trippy synth grooves and edgier guitar riffs with a definite Eastern tinge.

Making trippy space rock is what Oresund Space Collective is all about. While you will not find anything new under the sun, Entering into the Space Country is still a very enjoyable ride and one that we have come to expect from what is the definitive leader in modern space music.

Track Listing:
1. Born Between Stars (22:24)
2. Rising Tides and Floating Nebulas (14:10)
3. Red Earth Calling (7:41)

Added: October 26th 2011
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Band's Official Site
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Language: english

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Oresund Space Collective: Entering into the Space Country
Posted by Dave Bishop on 2013-03-08 10:49:37
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All I can say is WOW! These guys are just absolutely out of this world. The guitar players are as good as any guitar players that have ever walked this earth. NO other band can pull off 25 minute jams like this band. Just when you think a song can't get any better they blast off into another totally mind boggling direction. Best band out there right now. Spot on!

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