Liquid Visions - "The Lost Recordings"
(Nasoni Records 2006, 046CD/LP)
From Aural Innovations #34 (August 2006)
Liquid Visions were one of the coolest bands on the German psychedelic underground rock scene in Berlin for 10 years before disbanding a few years ago. This CD contains unreleased studio sessions recorded in 2000, when Robert was still in the band and doing most of the vocals. I remember hearing at least a couple of these songs when I saw them in the 1999-2000 era. Anyway, we get 10 tracks in 79 minutes (2 extra tracks on the 2-LP version) that range from short 60's influenced psych rockers like Fragile Illusion and Phantom Child, to the longer and more spaced out jams. Walk like an Angel is a beautiful track and this is followed by Nightrider, which is full of lead guitars and very spaced out and psychedelic at the end. Yellow Sunshine Paper Man is 14 minutes and a very special track. It starts very slow and spacey like Pink Floyd meets the Grateful Dead. No Limits starts with a Spanish style guitar and has some nice lyrics, as do many of the other songs. Shadow Man sounds like a happy song but the lyrics are about the harsh reality of the Berlin street addict. Patchwork is a slow instrumental track and quite spacey. Nuclear War, as the title suggests, is a heavy monster and very Hawkwind inspired at the end. Nightfall ends the CD and also has some Spanish style guitar at times and is a beautiful psych track. Glad someone decided to release this. A really great CDů
For more information you can visit the Liquid Visions web site at: http://www.liquidvisions.de.
Visit the Nasoni Records web site at: http://www.nasoni-records.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller