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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 7 November 2020 CE
Nov 10, 2020, 14:09
Fatalist wrote:
flashbackcaruso wrote:
Vybik Jon wrote:
"Michigan space rock"

Intrigued. Any advance on the description?

It seemed to be a corrective to the fabulously dark and noisy brand of space rock coming from the Bristol bands such as Flying Saucer Attack around the same time. The Michigan bands were producing something much dreamier and more comforting, but just as wonderful. The main practitioners were Füxa and Windy & Carl whose epic combined effort under the name Once Dreamt is highly recommended (I reviewed it as an Unsung album on these pages). Füxa had two excellent albums on the UK Ché label - the 3 Field Rotation comp collecting those early singles/EPs and the punningly titled Very Well Organized (featuring prominent organ). Windy & Carl's ultimate space rock album is the epic debut Portal but they also ventured deep into the ocean for the double album Depths (which I also reviewed on this site).

By coincidence, just came across this: https://thirdmanrecords.com/news/third-man-records-announces-southeast-of-saturn

Wow! Nice to see that scene commemorated on a compilation via a more high profile independent label. Hope those original labels such as Mind Expansion and Burnt Hair are getting a nice cut out of this. Obvious choice of Füxa track, the sublime 'Photon'.
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