VA – Space Box: 1970 & Beyond (Space, Krautrock & Acid Trips) (1996)

Posted by Green on October 4, 2022as

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The Space Box contains 3 discs of prog rock and art rock, as well as trance-inducing Kraut rock, from the early ’70s. Most of this music was inspired by the sonic experimentalism of late-’60s Pink Floyd — it builds on the long, free-form coda to “Interstellar Overdrive.” There are subtle differences between the bands — for instance, Hawkwind tends to lean toward hard rock more than their contemporaries, who explore psychedelia and classical music flourishes. Even though the set is well compiled and contains some fine songs (Faust and Gong sound particularly good), there’s no denying that there is a limited audience for this, even among prog-rock fans. It’s experimental music that is oddly limited, working the same vibe, if not the same sound. If you’re not a fanatic of space-rock, then the four discs of The Space Box will simply be too much to digest.

Disc 1 (01:07:14)
1. Hawkwind – Valium 10 (12″ Version) (07:52)
2. Pressurehed – Slo Blo (08:06)
3. Amon Düül II – Wolf City (03:20)
4. Ron Geesin – Mominous (01:27)
5. F/i – Boots Of Ascension (07:58)
6. Cluster – Apropos Cluster (08:46)
7. Architectural Metaphor – Brainticket (07:40)
8. Gong – Gonwash Indelible (05:48)
9. Porcupine Tree – Burning Sky (11:35)
10. Chrome – Third From The Sun (04:42)

Disc 2 (01:15:59)
1. Guru Guru – UFO (10:23)
2. Melting Euphoria – In Aquarian Dream (06:17)
3. Kraftwelt – Electric Dimension (Zero Gravity Mix) (06:09)
4. Dark Matter – Past Zero Time (12:14)
5. Harmonia – Sehr Kosmisch (10:56)
6. Darxstar – The Alien Nation (Space Mix) (07:21)
7. Michael Moorcock’s Deep Fix – Time Center (04:35)
8. Farflung – Vision Of Infinity (7″ Version) (04:42)
9. Brainstorm – Number 6 (05:50)
10. Conrad Schnitzler – Contrapuntal Interstellar Radars (03:32)
11. Hawklords – Time Of… (04:00)

Disc 3 (01:16:47)
1. Faust – Devoted Bone Dance (11:51)
2. Helios Creed – Leaving The Body (04:31)
3. Popol Vuh – Ich Mache Einen Spiegel – Dream Part 4 (08:42)
4. Anubian Lights – 12-24-2011 (04:31)
5. Nick Riff – Tribal Elders (04:55)
6. Harvey Bainbridge – The Changing (03:26)
7. Zero Gravity – Interferon (03:34)
8. Dilate – Tangerine Sky (05:22)
9. Kluster – 21:51 (Edit Version) (05:59)
10. Steve Peregrin Took – Scorpius (Deep Space Version) (04:08)
11. The Brain – Vortex In My Cortex (05:53)
12. Spiral Realms – Cysyrgy (05:51)
13. Surface 10 – Gamma Days (08:04)

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