Vibravoid – Minddrugs
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Minddrugs LP consists of just 5 titles (4 original and 1 cover) coming near to 43 minutes. The music here proves that Dr Koch is the absolute modern psych master! Heavy-psych-punk-Acidelic-Mindblowing music, sometimes hypnotic, sometimes Kozmic, driving the Amps to the maximum power. Paradoxically, the vocals work out very well. This album is so mature… so complex… but simultaneously so simple! There’s only one way to describe this. A quadraphonic, dense, layered and reverberant sound. A Wall of Sound! Just like Phil Spector… who in order to achieve his wall of sound, gathered in the studio large groups of musicians…. Same goes for Dr Koch. In order to achieve Vibravoid’s Psych Wall of Sound, he gathers in the studio various percussion, Vox Phantom 6 & 12 string guitars, Vox Super Continental, Vox Phantom bass, Mellotron, Stylophone, Theremin… Vibravoid’s Wall of Sound! This is how the Future will sound like! The album takes off with “Seefeel”, a 3:19 min psychedelic Pop Bubble-Gum anthem with lyrically beautiful vocals. I think someone is in Love here. Next comes “What You Want” (12:10 min). The intro is a usual Vibravoid intro with lots of spacey-weird-fuzzy effects, the whole song built on a steady beat. The sound is really hard knocking with a background full of distortion guitar effects while the lyrics are in a social-political vein. Theremin takes the lead role to “Do It Alright”, with the beat reducing speed and the Wall of Sound getting Higher. Too bad that this one lasts only 3:33 min. Next one is “Lost Intensity”, a 2:44 min instrumental with out-of-this-world spacey effects and a really sacramental atmosphere that acts like a prelude to the last song of Minddrugs, Vibravoid’s version of the Masters Pink Floyd’s “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun”. I know it may be sacrilege, but I can only liken this version to the One that the Masters did on Pompeii! Those who have experienced Vibravoid on stage know what I’m talking about. 21 min and 55 sec of pure magical psychedelic music! Wait a minute! This is not Pompeii. I’m in the basement of 31 Tottenham Court Road, the UFO club! It’s April 1967! Wow! I’ve never seen such colours before…..Man, I think I’m stoned! This version makes you feel “high” without even taking any substances! Tonight, Let’s All Make Love in Dusseldorf!
You are wrong Dr. Koch, you are NOT Europe’s Number One Psychedelic and Acid Rock Band. You are WORLD’S Number One Psychedelic and Acid Rock Band! (part of TimeMazine’s review)
|A2||What You Want||12:10|
|A3||Do It Alright||3:33|
|B||Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun ( Pink Floyd)||21:55|
Limited edition vinyl release.
200 copies on red vinyl (this).
300 copies on black vinyl.
Heavy gatefold sleeve and full colour 4-page insert.
Comes in stickered top-opening PVC-sleeve