To accompany the release of The Space Spectrum’s “Drone Jams Vol I”, the band and I have decided to reissue the long sold out Drone Jams Vol I. This time the record will be released on clear vinyl and there is also an option to by the two Drone Jams records together as a bundle saving £5 on the price of buying the two separately (check the shop out for the bundle option).
Anyway, here is what I said about Drone Jams Vol I when it was released back at the end of 2015:-
The second release on Drone Rock Records is the awesome “Drone Jams Vol I” by German krautrock/drone/psych outfit The Space Spectrum.
“Drone Jams Vol I” was originally recorded and mastered by the band themselves along with former band-member, Jan-David Schulz, in the time between their first two albums, “The Red Eyed Queen” and “In Search of Drone”. It has since benefited from additional re-recording and overdubs to include additional synthesiser effects provided by new member, Florian. As the band themselves told me “The Space Spectrum have spent a lot of time in rehearsals and are now fitting together perfectly as a 4-piece with the new extra synthesiser parts. ‘Drone Jams Vol I’ is the result of the band being perfectly united”.
But don’t just take my and the bands’ word for it….here’s what legendary psych fanzine, “Optical Sounds” has to say about it:-
“Channelling the greats of both kosmische and spacerock, “Drone Jams Vol I” is a triumph of sparse spacey krautrock. The rawness of the LP is refreshing and the control is admirable; where other bands would be tempted to fall into ‘freakout’ mode, these guys keep it tight and have produced an LP of some top level kosmische.”
This record has been a long time coming and I’m really proud to announce it as the second release on Drone Rock Records.