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The Space SpectrumDrone Jams Vol I (splatter effect vinyl)

12" vinyl LP

£15.00

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Product Description

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.


 

Limited to just 250 copies and available in two different variants:-

Limited splattered-vinyl edition (this one):

150 copies on white vinyl with splatter effects of cyan blue, red and doublemint green (to match the gorgeous hand-drawn cover art by friend-of-the-band Niclas Gerull). 50 of these will be going directly to the band with the remaining 100 copies initially being made exclusively available to previous Drone Rock Records customers and mailing list subscribers. 

White vinyl edition:

100 copies pressed on pure white coloured vinyl

Additional Information

Weight 0.5 kg
  1. Magic Carpet The Space Spectrum 9:17
  2. Mister Fiebertraum The Space Spectrum 9:28
  3. Inner Voice The Space Spectrum 11:06
  4. In Search of Drone (Live) The Space Spectrum 7:03

The Space Spectrum

The Space Spectrum are a Kraut/Psych/Drone/Spacerock-Collective from Rendsburg, Germany. They started off as the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Nico Seel back in 2011 but, after a few Bandcamp releases, he decided to get more people on board to add more atmospheric sounds and to form a full band. After several line-up changes The Space Spectrum were approached by the well regarded Greek label, Cosmic Eye Records, to record their debut vinyl release, “The Red Eyed Queen”. Renowned psych music blog, The Active Listener, described it as “…a pretty special piece of music which never fails to sound entirely modern, dragging the likes of Faust and Amon Düül kicking and screaming into the present.” 

Following the release of this record they played shows with the likes of  Follakzoid and kindred spirits The Cosmic Dead as well as appearing at the Berlin Psych Festival. They also went on to self produce and record their second album, “In Search Of Drone”, which is available on their Bandcamp page . This era of the band was mainly as a 3 piece with Nico being joined by cousin Nils on bass and drone effects along with regular drummer, Kevin Klein. They have since expanded to the current 4-man line-up with the addition of Florian on synthesizer.

Florian Bödeker – Synthesizer
Nico Seel – Guitar
Nils Seel – Bass
Kevin Klein – Drums

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