Cosmic Space Drone Drone, Experimental Armchair Migraine Journey Dear ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. I want to welcome you on the board of our spaceship that is going to carry you into the deepest void of your imagination. Take your sits and fasten your belts, take a deep breath and send your mind for a colorful trip. Those words can perfectly describe the new album from Armchair Migraine Journey, better than any other. Once Lewis Carroll said: "I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.", and I am sure that in the case of AMJ they broadcast from some different reality, whether we like it or not - it is only a matter of taste. Personally, I am totally mutated by their last album that materialized through the well-known US label Beta-Lactam Ring. I always respected Beta-Lactam because of the special music and packaging that comes out of its doors, even when I am not always emotionally connected to the music itself. A huge portfolio of the famous names found their home within this great label, Edward Ka-Spel, Legendary Pink Dots, Aidan Baker, Troum and many many others where AMJ is less known between them but not less interesting . 'Cosmic Space Drone' is the latest album of AMJ and it fits perfectly into the format of Beta-Lactam Ring. Three long tracks are the concentration of high quality acid that swallows the listener deep into the space illumination from very first tunes of the album. "Cosmic Space Drone Part 1" has lots of origins. Being kind of electronic spacerock it reminds me also all the late 70ies bands with a strong psychedelic influence of Pink Floyd and all the others, while modern techniques present in it as well, keeping the track fresh and up to date with different electronic inclusions. Long bass guitar riffs, heavy drones, creative drum beat, all of them together capture my imagination and summon green and purple aliens all around trying to kidnap me for their experiments on human brain. A gentle android like voice by Edward Ka-Spel joins the track planting information in my subconscious. As I got prepared and properly stoned, the second part of 'Cosmic Space Drone' arrives to guide me on my flight between space systems with a minimalistic ambient composition that is very similar to the music of old science fiction movies. Electronic pulsations and sounds of working subgalactical engine are all around creating a sonic atmosphere of opened universe to explore. Sometimes it becomes a little bit too monotonous, but the general impression is very positive. And of course, as a bonus to this poisonous journey comes the third track "Space is Disgraced" which is a remix of the first part of "Cosmic Space Drone". While the main idea is kept intact, the melody is changed into more electronic and even more psychedelic and creepy. AMJ don't leave you any chance to escape, you are totally sunk in the slowly crawling structure with a wide electronic drone that makes a hypnotizing effect even stronger. I am convinced, that if you are an open minded person and ready for experimentations, you will not stay indifferent after listening to this psychedelic cocktail. Again, Beta-Lactam Ring records prove that its products can continue the tradition of extremely high standards, both of the music and of the packaging providing the proper scene for human creativity in the world of averagism and equality. 450
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Armchair Migraine Journey - Cosmic Space Drone

Dear ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. I want to welcome you on the board of our spaceship that is going to carry you into the deepest void of your imagination. Take your sits and fasten your belts, take a deep breath and send your mind for a colorful trip.

Those words can perfectly describe the new album from Armchair Migraine Journey, better than any other. Once Lewis Carroll said: "I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.", and I am sure that in the case of AMJ they broadcast from some different reality, whether we like it or not - it is only a matter of taste. Personally, I am totally mutated by their last album that materialized through the well-known US label Beta-Lactam Ring.

I always respected Beta-Lactam because of the special music and packaging that comes out of its doors, even when I am not always emotionally connected to the music itself. A huge portfolio of the famous names found their home within this great label, Edward Ka-Spel, Legendary Pink Dots, Aidan Baker, Troum and many many others where AMJ is less known between them but not less interesting
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'Cosmic Space Drone' is the latest album of AMJ and it fits perfectly into the format of Beta-Lactam Ring. Three long tracks are the concentration of high quality acid that swallows the listener deep into the space illumination from very first tunes of the album. "Cosmic Space Drone Part 1" has lots of origins. Being kind of electronic spacerock it reminds me also all the late 70ies bands with a strong psychedelic influence of Pink Floyd and all the others, while modern techniques present in it as well, keeping the track fresh and up to date with different electronic inclusions. Long bass guitar riffs, heavy drones, creative drum beat, all of them together capture my imagination and summon green and purple aliens all around trying to kidnap me for their experiments on human brain. A gentle android like voice by Edward Ka-Spel joins the track planting information in my subconscious.

As I got prepared and properly stoned, the second part of 'Cosmic Space Drone' arrives to guide me on my flight between space systems with a minimalistic ambient composition that is very similar to the music of old science fiction movies. Electronic pulsations and sounds of working subgalactical engine are all around creating a sonic atmosphere of opened universe to explore. Sometimes it becomes a little bit too monotonous, but the general impression is very positive.

And of course, as a bonus to this poisonous journey comes the third track "Space is Disgraced" which is a remix of the first part of "Cosmic Space Drone". While the main idea is kept intact, the melody is changed into more electronic and even more psychedelic and creepy. AMJ don't leave you any chance to escape, you are totally sunk in the slowly crawling structure with a wide electronic drone that makes a hypnotizing effect even stronger.

I am convinced, that if you are an open minded person and ready for experimentations, you will not stay indifferent after listening to this psychedelic cocktail. Again, Beta-Lactam Ring records prove that its products can continue the tradition of extremely high standards, both of the music and of the packaging providing the proper scene for human creativity in the world of averagism and equality. Feb 14 2013

Andrew Dienes

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