You want to talk about epic space rock, then look no further than this sprawling 2CD set It's All About Delay from the Oresund Space Collective. This one might go down in history as the most bloated space rock jam ever, but in a good way. Like some bizarre get together of Pink Floyd circa Meddle, Phaedra era Tangerine Dream, and members of Ozric Tentacles, Can, and Hawkwind along for the ride, It's All About Delay is actually all about long, extended jaunts into deep dark space, complete with bubbling synths, hypnotic guitar solos, and meditative rhythms.
Take one look at the song lengths, and you will immediately know what you are in store for here. This is music to listen to through headphones or on a system that you can really appreciate and experience all the little nuances and trance-like capabilities. Expect to be drawn into the intoxicating and mesmerizing sounds of such gems as "Nebula 4747" and the monster "Jupiter Flyby (In memory of Doug Walker)" as if you are drifting off into the heavens. At times some of the music sounds too similar, and one track can pretty much segue into another without you even knowing it, but that's what space rock is all about. Just when you feel that the swarm of synthesizer patterns, blips, and bleeps, have lulled you into a tranquil subconscious state, wild guitar leads come stabbing into the mix to wake you out of your coma, as they do on the intense "In Her Majestys Secret Saucer".
It's really on CD2 that the epic nature of this band comes out, with all tunes stretching out over 15 minutes in length. There's so much music here to take in, but for fans of Ozric Tentacles, Pink Floyd, and Tangerine Dream, with will be a pleasure to experience. This Record Heaven 2CD edition has wonderful cover art from Ed Unitsky, who has previously worked with The Flower Kings, The Tangent, and Manning.
Space Rock fans be warned-this is what you have been waiting for! Light up and enjoy!
1 Rolling (12:15)
2 Cirkus Yoda 1 (8:27)
3 Cirkus Yoda 2 (7:57)
4 Nebula 4747 (10:27)
5 Isle Of Mogens (6:30)
6 Shaved Cortex (15:23)
7 Pink Jumps In The Ring (5:03)
8 In Her Majestys Secret Saucer (10:20)
1) Jupiter Flyby (In memory of Doug Walker) (25:43)
2) Alien Strip Club (17:54)
3) Chris Ice Sack (20:08)
4) The Tony Blair Witch Crocket Project (15:06)