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Paul Chain - The Improvisor : Sign From Space

I have heard many utterly spaced out records but this one has to be the most interstellar of them all. It gives an image of a eternally vast universe filled with celestial colours. Whatever the scientific world can throw at you. Black holes, cosmic fogs, neutron stars, quasars... If you let this cosmic soundscape flow through you, you can see all of it as though with your own eyes.

It must be said that unlike most of Paul Chain's records, this is not a doom metal record. There are doom elements, but most of them have been sacrificed to perfect the sound of the infinity of stars and galaxies. The floating, laid back music feels very high (in the marijuana sense of the word). In fact this auditory drug ought to be an excellent substitute for cannabis, but without the side-effects of an actual drug.

The music is completely improvised. This means that the music isn't written down before the recording starts, he just creates it as he goes along. The amount of amazing melodies, solos and perfect mixture of elements in the music, just makes it all even more amazing. I think this must be the best proof that mr. Chain is indeed a true guitar master.

The CD/LP is labeled under Paul Chains container system as "Container 3000". What exactly the number stands for I don't know, but as always it indicates an unclosed file on the release.

If you are a fan of the way stoner bands sometimes make really spaced out music - like the stoner/doom bands Starchild and Ufomammut for example - then this is without doubt something that you should hear.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Sign From Space Part 1
2. Sign From Space Part 2
3. Sign From Space Part 3
4. Sign From Space Part 4

Duration : Approx. 41 minutes.

Visit the Paul Chain - The Improvisor bandpage.

Reviewed on 13-05-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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