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And again, the influence of Calvert and Hawkwind are named as the most prominent by its members - and like Pressurehed, the band is closely connected to the fathers of space rock in real life as well....
Tommy Grenas (also a member of Pressurehed and Brandon La Belle both played with Nik Turner on his recent US-Tour.
But this collaboration takes up only a minor part of their time - the band, though relativley new, has already put out 2 singles, 2 CD's and contributed a track to the Pink Floyd tribute A Saucerful of Pink.
> LISTEN to the title track of their debut album: 25 000 Feet per Second
well, the opening already reveals the band's main occupation: SPACE, Aliens, other/outer life forms....for them the term SPACE ROCK is obviously more than another trademark-label to get their records in the right shelves of the shops.
Their lyrics are constantly swirling around these subjects - and the music has the appropriate power of a rocket engine to lift the boys and the audience alike into space. A heavy rhythm base of which especially the chuncky bass-licks push forward the heavy, hovering synth/key layers, accompanied by cascading guitars....
Before I carry on
Way the Sky Is
is a track taken from Far Flung's full-length
CD release from 1996 - entitled:
Far Flung's sounds could be described (if needed....) as experimental psychedelic - sonic spaces. There are the influences of early German electro avantgardos - like the earliest Tangerine Dream incarnation - along the traces of the heavier sides of Hawkwind - still its Far Flung's very own sound - taking all of it a good few steps further. And at its best moments (which are quite a few) the album develops a truly hypnotic / addictive effect.
Apart from that, the album contains another Hawkwind
reference to their bizarre instrumental track The
Aubergine that ate Rangoon - and yet another one in the loose collaboration
Neville-Neil - a former friend of Calvert,
who wrote the lyrics for the album's title song and supplied the band
with some conceptual background for it.