Siddhartha - Trip to Innerself

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Siddhartha were from Turkey and they existed for a few years in the late 1990s. This 1998 recording has lain unreleased until now, and it's a strong release of space-rock of the time period. You can hear echoes of Ozrics, Porcupine Tree (in their early, glorious space-rock prime), Pink Floyd and also features a distinct ethnic flavor/Eastern flavor ala Korai Oram.

"A real interesting album by this Turkish outfit - and it's a shame that they disbanded some 10 years ago. What we're dealing with here is refined space rock; where the dominating elements are floating synths and driving bass pretty similar to what you'll find on German act Eloy's album Ocean and the gentler excursions of late 70's Pink Floyd. Spiced up with heavier passages at select times; mostly courtesy of slow, powerful riffs and riff patterns. The tunes, in particular the longer ones, offers frequent changes of pace, atmosphere and mood; with frequent build-ups to richly textured or majestic sonic tapestries taken back to sparse, slow and mellow themes with a gradual build-up to the next monumentous top. Skillfully done, with spacey synths and searching drawn out guitar licks providing the space in the space rock here. An intelligent and well crafted production, that sounds relevant even a decade after it was made."
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every record collector is driven by the beauty of music. we spend countless hours, and money collecting records that bring us joy and whatever mood we want to enhance. as collectors we also are on the lookout for those lost gems, obscure pieces of music that speak to the essence of our souls. for me this is such a gem. a discovery that definately makes searching and collecting worth every minute and cent. prog rock with eastern flavors, and brilliant guitar work. only band this remotely reminds me of is djam karet. but this release is a stand alone to anything i've ever heard. i can't recommend this cd enough. it is a masterpiece and needs to be in any prog collectors collection.
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