SPACE INVASION: ALL GOD'S CHILDREN GOT SPACE
CDR: Elvis Coffee Records ECR14 
God's Children Got Space
growing. Although these first two words means fuck all unless you’ve
read the V/A - "The Eternal Present (An Elvis Coffee Records compilation)"
review here]. There is method in my madness. Or just madness. Only
my psychiatrist knows the truth. And he’s not telling. But madness
isn’t just confined to the individual. Oh no. The music world is
full of fucking madness. Would someone please explain why an artist of
the calibre of Ian Holloway… Mr Psychic Space Invasion himself…
isn’t better known? Why he has to stick in the shadows of a cult
record label… no offence Elvis Coffee Records… when lesser
deserving individuals get a higher profile on more well renowned record
labels. Madness. Utter madness. One day realisation will finally dawn
on all the music lovers out there to just what they are missing out on.
Here’s hoping it’s not too late.
There is a school of thought, although in truth more like a classroom,
that says that minimalism in music is dull and far too easy to produce.
They, the philistines, do not fully understand the complexity involved
in creating such intricate patterns that are finely balanced to the nth
degree. Ian Holloway does. His music attempts to go places where Maeror
Tri failed to go. And there are similarities between the music of Psychic
Space Invasion and Maeror Tri. There is. Trust me. On the one track, 43+
minute release "All God’s children got space" Ian takes
electronic drones into another dimension. This one long undulating piece
is the epitome of cathartic release. A monumental swirling revelation
that manages to reach out and touch the void. There is an underlying sereneness
to the music which is quite breathtaking when you let it permeate and
take hold. Free flowing, ever expanding and changing, it envelopes the
listener just as Maeror Tri accomplished throughout their work. Whether
Ian classifies his work here as ‘pure drone’ is a moot point
and one that can be argued at will some other time To me it fits that
category and thus it will stay there.
Another reviewer called Massimo Ricci, credit where credit is due, described
this work as a ‘minor masterpiece’ and you know…I’d
have to agree with him. Damn him for getting in there first. If two different
reviewers can share the same viewpoint then the release must be worthy
of immediate investigation. But knowing things the way they are you’ll
let this gem go undiscovered. Madness. It’s all around.
Space Invasion] / [Elvis
Space Invasion: [And
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Psychic Space Invasion: [The
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