The Shepards Bush Enjoyment - "Stereoactivity" (Sweden FFCD004)

From Aural Innovations #19 (April 2002)

This is a two person project by two Swedish men named Fredrik Findahl and Sebastian F. Sorrow. This ten track CD is real mixture of stuff, from Space and psychedelic rock with a real 60s influence to more acoustic rock numbers. The Time Bandits is a organ driven hard rocking song with some great psychedelic rock elements. Blues in Technicolor is a raw 60's style hard rock number, which goes off into psychedelic rock once again. Abstract Destract flows out of the end of the previous song and is an excellent Doors inspired song. I was very impressed with these numbers but then the band seem to try out a kind of commercial rock song, Cry All The Way To The Bank. I really didn't care for it. Lake Acid is a very nice acoustic and tabla drum number. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is a great long Pink Floyd inspired space rock number with some nice floating sections. Gamblers Award is another long track with an end section highly inspired by One of These Days by Pink Floyd with the slide guitar. A very promising new recording outfit. The CD has two bonus tracks (Sorry Angel and Ace of Spades) which were clearly band experiments and didn't really fit with the concept and energy of the regular CD. The Acoustic version of Ace of Spades by Motorhead is quite special.

For more information you can visit The Shepards Bush Enjoyment web site at: ~u22306043/

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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