Hidria Spacefolk - "Violently Hippie"
(Exogenic Breaks Records XBRCD 22)
From Aural Innovations #29 (October 2004)
Hidria Spacefolk are a fantastic all instrumental space rock band from Finland, who have just released their third studio album. The band recently played at the Nearfest festival in the USA and gained a lot of new fans and respect from the audiences over there. Anyway, this is a CD of remixes by other Finnish artists (Possible Apple, Texas Faggot, Kiwa, LB, Stealth Unit Sound Collective, ACCU, Ghettoblaster, and Reuna) and one of the best of this kind of remix CD I have ever heard (much better than Korai Írom or Ozric Tentacles remix CDs). The best part of this is that the remixes really maintain the integrity of the original tracks while mainly fiddling with the underlying beat. Extremely well done and highly recommended.
For more information you can vist the Hidria Spacefolk web site at: http://www.hidriaspacefolk.st.
Visit the Exogenic Breaks web site at: http://www.exogenicbreaks.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller