Monday, March 3, 2008

Alpha Omega - Electronic Mind Project,CD,2001,Australia

Alpha Omega is a Brisbane, Australia based trio that plays....... SPACE ROCK!! No shit, this is the real deal kind of stuff that will make the Hawkwind fans drool. The band consists of Paul Power on guitar, bass, keyboards, electronics and vocals, Max Wilcox on bass, guitar, electronics and vocals, and Stuart Hodgson on drums. Electronic Mind Project is their debut release and I think they've also been involved in putting some festivals together in the land down under.
Despite the album title being Electronic Mind Project, this is a guitar driven band with the emphasis on the Rock and the electronic parts being all the classic space rock alien embellishments. The album opens with "Prelude To The Eye", an intro bit that consists of bleeping synth freakiness α la Space Ritual and Sonic Attack styled narration. Other highlights include "Black Hole Approaching" which consists of total pounding space rock for fans of all things cosmic, heavy and sci-fi oriented. "Cold Light Years" includes acoustic guitars, a deep rolling bass, and bubbling alien synths. Another mind-bending heavy space rocker. "Void Part 1" is a raw rocker with a punky attitude, but still includes a sci fi vibe and lyrics. "Void Part 2" is a kind of a down ‘n dirty punky Purple Haze in space Hendrix styled rocker. "Private Hell" is a kick ass psychedelic space-punk/metal song with some fairly intricate instrumental bits. A brain pounding mind trip. "Mystique" is a collage of freaky loops, space electronics and trip guitar. And the closing track, "Space Pilot", is about as good of a blow-yer-face-out space rock song as you'll get. It's an excellent combination of pounding Hawk inspired space rock, 60's influenced psychedelia, anthem rock and progressive rock. Absolutely fantastic.
Aural Innovations #23 (April 2003)
Great space/psychedelic electronic/Hawkwind influenced music!Blows your mind!

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9 comments:

FM SHADES said...

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Anonymous said...

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Capa Nostra said...

Thanks for this stuff, really strangeful.
Also thanks for Alvaro Peña's hard to find LP, awesome blog you have here,,added !

Greetings from Chile.

Matthew said...

Hey! Do you have Confetti's retrospective ep by any chance? Also wanted to see if you could post Lowlife's Diminuendo. Or are those too obscure for ya? :)

Thought I would throw a challenge your way seeing as you've got everything else!

This site is simply amazing by the way!

Anonymous said...

This is great for those of us who like their sike clattering and spikey. Reminds me a bit of the excellent DARXTAR post

Many Thanks

Lucas Caldwell said...

thanks for the space-rock! been looking for this kind of stuff, lately. will fit perfectly on the shows i've been putting together.

jon said...

Following up on the wonderful post of Wobbly's two 3" CD-R's, I was wondering if you have either (or both) of his full lengths "Live 99>00" or "Wild Why"? If you do, that would be awesome! Thanks!

frostymug said...

Alpha Omega have some live recordings on the archives.org site. Here's the link:
http://www.archive.org/details/AOTALive

Anonymous said...

Damn, Frostymug!!! I was going to post the same link!
Instead, here´s the site "before" with some other cool bands.
http://www.archive.org/details/spaced_out_sounds