ALBUM TIME SPACE MATTER
LABEL PURE ROCK RECORDS
OUR RATING 90/100
After the initial release „Times That Matter“ Starquake return with their new album „Time Space Matter“.
I wanna be totally honest with you: this album is a pleasure for fans of Hammond-driven Hard Rock but not only..this band loves moving limitless, by enriching constantly its sound. It's a journey to a time and space where guitars, Hammond Organs and Mellotrons ruled in Hard Rock music, when song length didn’t matter but feeling did.
You can call it Hard Rock or Prog but it doesn't matter.. it's only great music!
The first shot is STARQUAKE, with HAMMOND that draws the line with its bombast, before opening the door to first runaway.
Bass is always present and vibrant and it's able to lead the scene, before the total war between hammond and guitar.
Over eight mins for GODDAMMADDOG, where flute introduces a darker riff that grows second after second.
We can find all: epic drops, flash solos, polyphonic choirs, the whole thing wrapped in a complex structure that never gets old.
JACK, with its 10 mins duration, reminds us somethin' from masters such as URIAH HEEP, and hits us for its complexity and elegance.
The heart of the platter shows two interludes such as MATONA MIA CARA and SPACE - LOST SOULS while TIME - IT'S ALWAYS NOW reminds us somethin' from last works of DEEP PURPLE.
MATTER - AND THE GIANT WAS GENTLE (amazing pun!) is one of our favs, where piano, hammond and guitars express themselves at their best!
Before the outro, the stage is for A NEVER GIVE UP SUITE, 17 mins of pure art!
I believe that it will be one of our Hard Rock highlights of the year!
1. Starquake 2. Goddammaddog 3. Jack 4. Matona Mia Cara 5. Time - It's Always Now 6. Space – Lost Souls 7. Matter - And The Giant Was Gentle 8. A Never Give Up Suite 9. Off To Pastures New
Mikey Wenzel VC INSTRUMENTS PROGRAMMING Alex Kugler GT Jan "Donkey" van Meerendonk DR Andi Pernpeintner HAMMOND PIANO
Corinna Reif VIOLIN Sibylle Rupprecht FLUTE Cleff Amend TR Joe Wagner GT(solo Song 2 and 3) Soulman as JFK on track 3
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