Astral Vision - Sun Dial - Other Way Out / Other Way In (CD) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac
The track is haunting and has more in common with some of the new synthwave artists than it does with sounds of the mighty kosmische of the seventies. Its sitar lead is rather groovy as well, I have to say. The piece hangs in deep space somewhere, with something ominous surrounding it. A sweeping guitar sound helps us on our travels as we make our way out into the beautiful beyond.
This being Sulatron Records, not only are the versions beautifully produced, but both the CD and the vinyl are limited editions, so worth snapping up quickly before they disappear as most stuff on the label does. The album takes you through change of mood and tempo as it traverses the mighty cosmic landscape it is set in.
The instrumentation is wonderful throughout the album, but if you were a Sun Dial fan already, you would know that; and if not, this is a good entry point in to some of the different styles of sounds Gary Ramon produces under this moniker.
You can use these HTML tags. Name required. Email will not be published required. Other Way Out opens with "Plains of Nazca", and it does the glam descend in full on epic trippy style. Gary Ramons vocals are more of the kind that are to be blended in rather than a 'lead' vocalist.
Sometimes you feel that he's thinking 'Oh get the verse out the way so I can solar surf on the guitar'. As throughout the album, liquid wah solos stream through the song.
Meandering in a good way I dunno Side two kicks off with "She's Looking All Around" and the opening guitar motif is reminiscent of a kind of Wishbone Ashy 70's folk rock delivery before the Sun Dial layers come looping in.
The track has a gorgeous psystream -out of flute and guitar - total heady candy indulgence. Decoration makes the song grow beyond its simple riff, but this is not a distracting polish, more a complement of sounds and ideas. The album ends with "Lorne Blues", a simple blues inflected acid-heavy phased slooooow riffa gelatinous comedown from the rest of the voyagin'. In a way that recalls early Hawkwind, the actual foundations of the tunes are simple, but the warmth of intent and freedom of vision elevates each simple gesture to something beyond song structure.
No excess born of arena tours and stretch limos - but a simle and innocent desire to explore. A great great lost album. Sun Dial kind of got co-opted by the shoegazer movement and this reflected in some of their later work.
Indeed Gary Ramon has said he feels after their debut they may have 'lost their way' They made 4 albums in total and though each is with its merits. Indeed the other albums are worthy of Unsung treatments in their own right. Other Way Out is the one for me though that retains the pure of joy of making music without preconceptions. No funds, no fads, just far out. Head Heritage Sun Dial is an English psychedelic band founded around the awesome Gary Ramon in the late 80s.
This album, the first, has only one defect: to be released in either with 23 years delay This record deserves a particular preparation to appreciate the listening: sit down on your sofa, swallow a Astral Vision - Sun Dial - Other Way Out / Other Way In (CD) Daniels, pour back a swipe because you will come back, slump, press Play and close your eyes, it's gone. From the introduction to the organ of "Plains of Nazca" we know that nothing Astral Vision - Sun Dial - Other Way Out / Other Way In (CD) ever be the same, the 7'25 '' that lasts the piece allows the listener to accustom his ears to his old sounds but Astral Vision - Sun Dial - Other Way Out / Other Way In (CD) even new time, until the guitar irruption while fuzz content.
The voice of Sieur Ramon, posed, soothing seems to be the guide that the listener needs to follow the path traced by the group. Note that this version is available in short version on the Chidren Of Nuggets box but suddenly loses all its flavor, the final with the organ with the guitars crisscrossing being absent.
With "Exploding in your mind" starting with an intro to the wah-wah pedal, the band takes off, the guitar opening the famous "Gates of Perception", Astral Vision - Sun Dial - Other Way Out / Other Way In (CD).
This piece is the cornerstone of the group's concerts which only happens on rare occasions in Great Britain and Italy where it has a core of hardcore fans is a monument to the glory of psychedelia and pays its du to Hendrix. For the listener the journey is just beginning.
These two first tracks allow to place behind the calm "Magic Flight" and its introduction to the flute instrument ubiquitous and dry guitar. There, it is not uncommon for the listener to take himself for a hobbit leaving his hole to run the campaign by smelling the fresh grass With "She's looking around", it is Arthurian imagery that is summoned propelling the listener into a dream world.
At this moment of listening, Astral Vision - Sun Dial - Other Way Out / Other Way In (CD) of them touched by so much grace and unable to listen to any more or to be overwhelmed by their emotions tried to press the stop button of the remote control and noticed with surprise that their spirit s' refused.
Fortunately "Other Side" reminding the excellent Blues Project or other Moby Grape and especially the brilliant "Lorne Blues", responding to the "Exploding in your mind" from the beginning, set the record straight.
This album will be a cursed album, aired only a few hundred copies first at Tangerine then U. Records, a whole program I myself will need ten years to get a copy of it on the net But there is a god for rockers, and he elected home to Relapse Records who inignoring the commercial objectives that govern our planet, reissues the album in double CD The sound is colossal, the cover splendid, and the content First of all on the first CD we find the original album enhanced with bonus 4 unpublished and 2 versions edit.
The order of the pieces is somewhat modified, the "Visitation" piece being repressed at all ends and replaced by an excellent "Poster Paint". I often scream at the scandal when editing the tracklisting of an album but here it is justified and further strengthens the consistency of the album.
On the second disc, we find "Other Way In", a real second album, never released "Reflecter" will be the second official album of the band showing a group continuing in the same vein, and very good pieces "Atom Heart Lover "," Astral Vision ".
Although a little expensive count about twenty eurosthis disc is an essential purchase! The career of Sun Dial does not stop with this master stroke, the group releasing at regular intervals good albums that unfortunately although of high quality never reach that of "Other Way Out" Sun Dial, though a 'band' in every sense of the word, is in fact a vehicle for Gary Ramon, songwriter, vocalist, and mean acid guitarist.
With Ramon at the helm and his band consisting of whoever felt right at the time, Sun Dial released five albums during the early to mid nineties before Ramon disbanded the group to concentrate on producing records for others. A couple more albums appeared when in Ramon resurrected the Sun Dial name to finish what he'd started.
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