Øresumd Space Collective - Dead Man in Space
(Kommun 2/Pariah Child, LP)
From Aural Innovations April 2010 update
More cosmic jams from the heart of the galaxy from Denmark’s premiere psychedelic space lords. As always, the music is completely improvised for maximum immediacy, though the group plays as if they’ve been rehearsing for years. This is especially the case on the album’s two extended tracks “Jam 2” and “High Pilots,” where the OSC soar beyond astral planes on waves of fuzzed guitars and whooshing synths. Prepare yourself for a lengthy intergalactic voyage, as these two mind-numbing trips will take you far beyond the edge of the universe to realms where quasars pulse with cosmic light and stars collapse into supernovas of indescribable brilliance. The title track, an ominous spoken word space poem that recalls the halcyon days of The Space Ritual, appropriately closes the album with a metronomic synth bleat and shards of flying synth effects. Mechanical voices, disembodied and cold with the polar froth of the interstellar wastelands, suggest that while the trip itself has been awe-inspiring, its final destination is disintegration in the heart of a black hole. A reminder that we are all just flotsam and jetsam in the great eye of the master of the universe.
Check out the band web site at: http://www.oresundspacecollective.com or http://www.myspace.com/oresundspacecollective
Reviewed by Charles Van de Kree