The Space SpectrumThe Red Eyed Queen (DRR reissue)

12" Vinyl LP

£18.00

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For the next release on DRR, we’re delving into the back catalogue of a band that featured very early on in the life of the label. German cosmic-rockers The Space Spectrum came to my attention just as the label was kicking off and their album, ‘Drone Jams Volume I’ became the second release on Drone Rock Records back in 2015. It went down a storm and their follow up album, the suitably named ‘Drone Jams Volume II’ was released on Drone Rock Records two years later. Since then that line-up of the band have gone their separate ways and The Space Spectrum has become more a solo vehicle for main man, Nico Seel. ‘The Red Eyed Queen’ was the first Space Spectrum album to be pressed on vinyl, released by Cosmic Eye all the way back in 2014, and it is now time to give it the DRR vinyl treatment. Newly remastered for vinyl by John McBain and pressed on ‘Psychedelic Moon’, marbled vinyl this is the definitive version of this fantastic album.

“Strap yourself in and prepare for a spacey trip. Don’t be impatient, just relax and glide with the band, it is this kind of music.”

Writing About Music

“There’s a beginning and an end to The Red Eyed Queen, but it’s the 36 minute magic carpet ride in between that counts, a sweeping Psychedelic symphony of acidic, bubbling, shimmering guitars.”

Aural Innovations

“…inspired by any number of krautrock, drone and space rock explorers of the past, this never fails to sound entirely modern, dragging the likes of Faust and Amon Duul kicking and screaming into the present.”

The Active Listener

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER AND THE RECORDS ARE NOT DUE BACK FROM THE PRESSING PLANT UNTIL LATE SEPTEMBER. CUSTOMER ORDERS WILL BE PACKED AND SENT OUT ONCE THE RECORDS ARRIVE WITH ME. FOR EUROPEAN ORDERS, ALL PARCELS WILL BE MARKED AS A ‘GIFT’ WITH A VALUE OF £2. I CAN’T GUARANTEE ANYTHING BUT HOPEFULLY THIS WILL REDUCE THE CHANCES OF EXTRA CHARGES UPON DELIVERY.

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Weight 0.4 kg

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.

The Space Spectrum released ‘Drone Jams Volume I’ on vinyl in 2015 and their follow up vinyl album, ‘Drone Jams Volume II’ in 2017, both on Drone Rock Records. The reissue of their debut vinyl album, ‘The Red Eyed Queen’ is to be released on DRR in late summer 2021.

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