Spacey synth patterns, soaring guitars, proper drive and groove, the tracks are solid as expectable, provided by this veteran band from the UK headed by Ed Wynne. Except one track there's not much new going on here regarding innovation on the other hand.
Storm in a Teacup 9:37
Deep Blue Shade 5:09
Lotus Unfolding 8:13
great, serves some deviating experimental attitude, features quirky synthesizer and nice acoustic guitar attendance ...
Green Incantation 7:37
Burundi Spaceport 5:08
First impressions: typically meandering instrumentals that sometimes wander to no discernable purpose. Superb musicianship as always, but many tracks here lack focus. Indeed, when they stick to spacerock they are great, my problem is when they digress off into other areas like world-fusion and dub. Pleasant - but uninvolving.
Just occasionally it all clicks, and then it is magnificent - Afroclonk and Curious Corn are as good as anything this or any other spacerock band can do, with powerful guitar-driven rock grooves underpinning the spaceyness.
Certainly worth pursuing and maybe those other tracks will grow on me.
Oolite Grove 5:57
Curious Corn 10:56