Friday, October 10, 2014
Space Invaders & Nik Turner playing the Sonic Noise Opera (Nasoni Records 150LP)
Space Invaders is a really cool German Space rock band who do a lot of improvising and jamming live. This is their 2nd release and was recorded at the Psychedelic network Festival in Würzburg in Nov 2013, where Nik Turner played with nearly every band at the festival. Side A of the vinyl starts off with a pretty cool version of Sonic Attack! Nik also then sings lead on the old ICU track called Space Invaders. Spicy Spider features some nice sax rom Nik as a good bass groove drives the track forward and some of the guitar line remains pretty melodic and the synths pretty spacey. I like the sort of Spanish inspired guitar solo as well as Nik switches to flute. See the video below. Drums ‘n’ Space is a improve where the band search out in space for a cool place to go while Nik plays in his own little universe.. Flip the record over for the 10min track, Stardust. This is simply a very cool piece of space rock with some nice flute by Nik. Mike plays some intense guitar when the track really gets speeding along and some far out space sounds are thrown in as well. Can You? Is a 12min uptempo rocker where Nik grabs his sax for another passionate blow! Again, the band has a great funky space groove going on that just really hooked me. Fucking cool stuff guys… Nik played with a lot of folks at the festival and sometimes it worked and sometime it didn’t but for sure it worked here!