Spacechick strikes back


Spacechick strikes back
Performed By Trigon
Album UPC 634479256097
CD Baby Track ID 1644545
Label Trigon
Released 2005-01-01
BPM 137
Rated 0
ISRC uscgh0656441
Year 2005
Spotify Plays 18
Writer Trigon
Pub Co Trigon
Composer Trigon
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original


Trigon concentrate music to its core. Some people call it JamProg, they themselves call it "HeavyZenJazz", but they don't care about rigid genre boundaries: humor, spontaneity and irrisitible, playful charme are the trademarks of the dynamic quartet.


Brand new studio album, produced by Eroc and with a sound that is just stunning in terms of its power, clarity and dynamics. Only 4 of the 13 tracks feature a synth/keys player, which leaves the remainder as a trio of electric guitar, bass and drums to play some sizzling psychedelic fusion that really rocks, with some astounding psych guitar work that's very Paul Rudolph-sounding in many places. The dynamics of a lot of the tracks are exemplary, starting as slow builders and then firing on all cylinders in a blaze of scorching electric guitar work, with a rhythm section that's solid and powerful. You can't avoid mentioning the production from ex-Grobschnitt drummer Eroc, who must surely be one of the world's finest producers, and he gets a sound where the bass is absolutely evident but not obtrusive while the drum sound is the best you'll have heard in ages on a European psychedelic jamming album such as this. Without a less than glowing track on a positively nuclear but always melodic and dynamic album of instrumental psychedelic music that's structured yet possesses the loose and flowing feel of a great jamming album, this is a monster and absolutely essential listening for fans of psych, instrumental guitar rock, guitar-dominated Krautrock and more - quite stunning!
(Andy Garibaldi)


From Aural Innovations #32 (November 2005)

The latest from German trio Trigon features more of their excellent psychedelic fueled hard rock instrumentals. Trigon are far more varied than they might on the surface appear, blending power trio psych rock with jazz and progressive rock influences. Throughout the album the Stefan Lange (bass) and Tihomir Lozanovski (drums) rhythm section forms a steady rocking platform upon which guitarist Rainer Lange cranks out his solos. Udo Gerhards contributes keyboards to four tracks, though he's not nearly as prominent as he was on the fantastic Burg Herzberg 2004 CD (see AI #29).

Any guitarist who makes continuous soloing the focal point of the music risks drifting off into repetition and tedium. But Rainer is an expressive musician who injects fire, passion, attitude and variety into his playing. Hendrix and Ax Genrich are good analogies, though after having heard several Trigon albums I'd say Rainer definitely has a voice of his own. Among the highlights are the heavy psych rocking "Emergent" and "Lederne Beistelldamen". "Mission Critical Dropout" and "Die Üblichen Verdächtigen" feature some of Rainer's most mind blowing playing of the set. "Turbulenzen" is a potent slab of psych infused metal. "Kamasutra Debakel" and "Willkür Und Tücke" both have a melodic feel that reminds me of a psychedelic version of Glenn Phillips. "Fette Beaute" is a stellar example of Trigon at their psych-jazzy-progressive best. And the band get down to their roots on "Lecker Mississippi Schlamm", a fun boogie woogie rock n roll tune.

Most of the tracks are in the 4-5 minute range, which is ideal for the Trigon style of combining an improvisational jam sensibility within a composed instrumental song framework. Trigon get better all the time so I'd say this is a great place to start if you've not heard them before.

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