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Electric Moon - Flaming Lake (2011)


I guess German band Electric Moon noticed after their previous limited CD-R release (Inferno) that 100 copies just isn’t enough for the freaks into psychedelic, improvised space/kraut rock so they did a second issue with a slightly different cover art work. Although the brand-new Flaming Lake is a live album the sound is excellent so I think that also these 250 copies will sell out pretty fast. Especially since the instrumental trio has progressed a lot in their live jams and it seems to me that Dave and Lulu have got some new gizmos to their effect collections since the sonic world is now more varied and even more psychedelic than before! In addition, Lulu in particular plays more fluently than before which is nice.


Flaming Lake includes four long jams that were recorded in Battenberg on 2nd July 2011. ”The Cosmic Creator” truly leads us to the Great Psychedelic Creator and what a journey this is! As usual, the band starts off slowly creating cosmic moods but later on they rock much harder. Amazing! The psychedelic “Flaming Lake” doesn’t get that heavy than the previous track but rocks out nicely in the middle. The album’s longest jam is the closer to 24-minute-long ”Lost and Found Souls” that has some Eastern, mystical vibes and even gets close to some doom metal bands. But don’t worry freaks: this still is a really hypnotic, cosmic and mind-expanding jam! ”Burning Battenberg” is a bit lighter, spacey going including for example some delay guitar but later on it gets closer to psychedelic stoner rock. On this track Philipp from Daturana replaces Alex on drums and he does a great job as well. The whole disc is full of superb stuff and this really might be the best live release by the band so far! It’s available from the Sulatron Records for 8 euros. (unimeri)

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