Friday 23 August 2019
Hawkwind - Levitation (1980)
The tenth album from this British band.
The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, drums, bass, synths, keyboards and vocals.
The band had released some great albums in the 1970s where they set the standards for space rock. Indeed, they invented space rock with some genre defining albums.
The 1980s arrived and the band had to renew themselves to stay current.
Levitation is a forty minutes long album where the band has one leg in the past and another one in.... well, both feet are both firmly planted in the past. But it still feels a bit different.
The sound is almost warm at places. Luke-warm, at least. There is a lot of progressive rock in their music on this album.
The space rock is still here and there is no red warning lights over this album. There is also some few punk influences here. But they are far between.
The music is quite melodic and has some good songs. There are other songs here again who are barely fillers. Nevertheless, this is still a good album and well worth checking out.