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10 Jun 2017

Cosmic Trip Machine "Lord Space Devil” 2008 Belgium Heavy Psych Folk Rock




Cosmic Trip Machine “"Lord Space Devil” 2008 excellent Belgium Heavy Psych Folk Rock,,,,recommended..
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Take your time and let the music flow. Monotony or boredom - what's that? A diversified piece of work with a professional sound mixing - rich on ideas and instrumentation. - ProgArchives ..............

If you're intrigued by psychedelic, progressive or folk sounds, this project is not to be missed. - Concreteweb .................

The talents of composers get high and never go flat or boring. - Amarokprog ....

Records that really have grown on me, even after the first 2-3 listens. - Prog-Sphere .............

All the things in their sound that we love is here! - Gew Gaw Fanzine ...........

A great and delicate psychedelic rock, simply beautiful, which makes you want to know other Cosmic Trip Machine albums and to float in their musical imagination. - Music in Belgium

Cosmic Trip Machine, named in tribute to 60’s and 70’s records, started by recording one album, shortly after Will and Majnun first group split (with angry quarrels and strong divergence in opinion). The two friends collected materials for an opus called Lord Space Devil : unreleased songs, instrumentals, experimental and conceptual ideas. In studio, Cosmic Trip Machine discovered musical freedom and were addicted immediately. The result is Lord Space Devil, an experimental psychedelic folk album with songs that release themselves of any constraints and explore differing sonic boundaries (odd instruments, studio effects, imaginative rock inspired by indian music and B-movies). The result can be downloaded free on band's website. Cosmic Trip Machine is a moving entity, constantly evolving, searching for musicians to play live with.................

This one came up under problematic circumstances. Will and Majnun have already released two promising albums, which I really liked, because they are brimming over with ideas and inspiration. In 2009 plans grew to work out the follower 'Son Of Lord Space Devil' as a double album with four different suites. Many difficulties occured though, disease, depression, technical problems to name a few. Back and forth ... finally they decided to compress and rearrange their material and to call the new album 'The Curse Of Lord Space Devil'. The result is more of an unplugged thing, except the last track the rocking component takes a backseat.
Tribal oriental flavoured percussion, many acoustic guitars and repetitive patterns - they offer a trippy psychedelic atmosphere basically, which is mostly suitable for a campfire session. Will's voice is charming as usual. Quiet Night Thoughts holds a fantastic electric guitar solo and ends with a spacey downfall. Remains Of Amethyst is an excursion which moves deep into cosmic fields. The short Jessica's Nightmare comes as a mourning thing with decent organ adds serving a slight menacing touch.

Hence Son Of Lord Space Devil has failed to reach for the album's title track due to the aforementioned reasons. This extended track contrasts with a rather heavy psych outfit towards the end and probably is useful to defuse an atmosphere which otherwise would have been too dark mooded overall. They start very spacey and then regular acoustic drums appear after a while until finally the last minutes are rrrrocking the studio really.

'The Curse Of Lord Space Devil' is a nice album, not really thrilling though, which means I'm missing a reasonable advancement when considering their predecessor stuff. However, the great guitar work is generally striking and again they offer many haunting melodies. So this one surely is dedicated to fans of trippy psych music.......by Rivertree .........................

The most recent album of Cosmic Trip Machine continues the slightly occult themes found also from their earlier album, and deliver a rich display of psychedelic music stylistic choices. The record kicks in dynamically with a folk-oriented psych tones, and the lysergic rock guitar and vocals phase out to void of cosmic soundscapes. "You" moves to some acid folk dronings with leanings also to classic European traditional music, having very pleasant guitars and shimmering abstract aural backgrounds. The story continues with more oppressing tribal horror movie feelings of "Jessica's Nightmare", which is the soothed with acoustic hippie ballad. A really beautiful acoustic guitar cadenza leads to a minor ballad ending to stinging guitar soloing, which merges to a more cosmic space tones and experiments. The concrete tonal elements reappear with a mellow keyboard driven downer ballad, which switches as open guitar experimentation phase in space rock sounds, leading later again to more close to earth feelings with folk rock and tribal music phases. The longest track on the album is the cosmic ender "Son Of Lord Space Devil", sounding little like a more tamer version of Acid Mothers Temple's experimentations.
The album sleeve has a detailed history of the band, and also a description of the journey building the musical entity of this record. From my personal tastes point of view, I maybe did not feel very comfortable with the intensity of changes in moods, as the music has quite strong alterations. I guess this record should be taken as kind of movie for your ears, as Frank Zappa once stated in some of his record, and allow one to be carried with the scenes. The album quality is good in all technical standards, like one might expect from a Nasoni release, and for a psychedelic prog music listener this album is certainly a record worth checking out; there are good changes this might fit to the central of your musical fascination........by Eetu Pellonpaa .................

Cosmic Trip Machine is a psychedelic project hailing from Belgium and having a sure feeling for the 60/70s hippie atmosphere and musically deep in retro psych folk and heavy.

Lord Space Devil Trilogy began in 2000, but was delayed during 8 years due to divergences with musician from Will Z. and Majnun previous band. The two friends decided to carry on alone because the studio was already booked. Few months later, Lord Space Devil was downloaded more than 5000 times from the official website of the band, by mere word of mouth and recommendations from websites and magazines.

In March 2009, Cosmic Trip Machine recorded Vampyros Roussos, second part of Lord Space Devil Trilogy, an imaginary 70's psychedelic erotic horror soundtrack and rock opera inspired by Vampyros Lesbos, Psych-Out, Beyond the Valley of Dolls, Suspiria, Carnival of Souls, The Holy Mountain and many more. Sloowtapes released a Vampyros Roussos tape collector version, sold out in two weeks. A CD version was then distributed and, finally, two years later, a LP pressed by Nasoni.

Between 2009 and 2010, Cosmic Trip Machine worked on the last Lord Space Devil Trilogy part, Son of Lord Space Devil. Will Z. and Majnun had many difficulties with the preparation of this double album with four different suites (disease, depression, technical problems...). The early takes were judged as "poor". Son of Lord Space Devil was shelved on March 2010: the two musicians thought this album (and the 20 minutes master piece Amethyst in particular) possessed a negative power. However, some of the tracks were salvaged and rearranged, and the album title became The Curse of Lord Space Devil, produced by oG. The band appeared on oG third album, A Flying Leap Over The Fence, and released a final album, Golden Horus Name inspired by Egyptian mythology and psych-folk musician Ramases, before splitting up mid-2014.............

Band members :
Will Z. : steel-string acoustic guitar, vocals, sitar, bass, organ, Siel keyboards, Antonelli plastic shit, percussions, rainstick, tambourine, gong, and screams.
Majnun : electric guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, classical guitar, guitar-sitar, percussions, flute, and satanic voices (the narrator).

Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Quiet Night Thoughts (3:55)
2. You (5:03)
3. Jessica's Nightmare (2:21)
4. Cosmic Travel (4:19)
5. Strange Is ... (4:35)
6. Fragment Résiduel (1:52)
7. The Secret Song (2:32)
8. Remains Of Amethyst (2:33)
9. I (2:41)
10. Hear The Voice Of The AM (5:30)
11. Son Of Lord Space Devil (9:15)

DISCOGRAPHY

2013: Golden Horus Name (Nasoni Records) Nasoni124C/OYE009
2011: Mantras, Exorcisms And Rituals (Reverb Worship) RW140/OYE004
2010: The Curse Of Lord Space Devil (Nasoni Records) Nasoni 102/OYE003
2009: Vampyros Roussos (Nasoni Records) OYE002/Moon of the Roe-buck/Nasoni 115
2008: Lord Space Devil OYE001 

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