Sunday, 5 May 2019

Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido (1972)

The third album from this British band.

The band was now a sextet with a lineup of audio generator, electronics, flute, sax, bass, drums, synths, guitars and vocals.

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister debuted on this album and so did Simon Philips. Nik Turner, Dave Brock and Robert Calvert were also involved.

So the classic setup, from what I have heard, is here in place.

The music is a lot more accessible here than on the previous album X In Search Of Space from 1971. There are even some melodies here. But pop music it is not.

The music is still dominated by dirty, muddy space rock with lots of bass and electronics. Space rock in other words and a lot of the space rock here comes from the outer space.

The saxophones and guitars also makes the music pretty grotty and barbarian. The vocals is as far back in the sound as it should be.

Pop music, it is not.

This album more than proves how effective and how good space rock can be if played by the masters of space rock. Hawkwind is the masters.

This is a very good album and one of their better ones. Space rock fans need this album.

3.5 points

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