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SENDELICA (Galles, Psychedelic Prog Rock/Stoner Rock/Space )
5 Settembre 2018 @ 22:00 - 23:30| €4
Mercoledì 5 settembre – ingresso 4 euro
REVIEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
“Sendelicas latest album offers the very best in extreme all-instrumental entertainment. If pacific ambient music is your bag, look no further than the title track. If you prefer a dose of nerve wrangling, Faust style frenzy, then set the controls for the heart of ‘Something In A Grain Of sand’. Or if you’re partial to guitars that rip your face off, ‘Clever Meat’ does the job admirably.” 8/10
GEOFF BARTON CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE 2013
“They’re a mighty prolific outfit, with vivid imaginations that run the gamut of kosmiche soundscapes. They may have blasted-off their interstellar journeys in supplication to Neu! or Hawkwind (ubiquitous fellow Welsh resident Nik Turner pops up on flute here), but their own vibe floats in on angel wings only to kick up the ground in hobnail boots with their endless and seemingly effortless twists and turns.”
IAN ABRAHAM RECORD COLLECTOR AUGUST 2013
“Sendelica’s last album The Satori In Elegance Of The Majestic Stonegazer, was a real grower in my house, slowly affixing itself to the stereo where little could dislodge it. Italian psyche magazine Vincebus Eruptus was similarily impressed and gave the album a new lease of life on vinyl as their label’s inaugral wax release.
Kaleidoscopic Kat stays true to their space rock origins, predominately featuring long freaked-out ambient tracks incorporating sequencer landscapes, acid guitar, kille5r sax and electronic swordplay to create an unforgetable cosmic voyage. Amongst numerous guests they find space for a guest spot from Hawkwind legend Nik Turner who provides flute on the final reeprise of the title track.
This album, as well as the new split album on Fruits de mer Records and recent higher profile gigs, indicate the band is finally getting the attention they merit. Long may they space out…
AUGUST ISSUE OF SHINDIG MAGAZINE
“West Wales Sendelica have created an album that is hard to dislike…. the music creates a dreamlike atmosphere which may, or may not be redolent of certain narcotic states.”
Guitarist Pete Bingham presumably has shares in a factory masking wah wah pedals and delay units.
BUZZ MAGAZINE SEPT 2013
“Hey! A mouthful, an eyeful and an earful in one small package – what more can you reasonably ask for? However, “It’s the Neu! Kosmiche Disco” which garners top review here, though, an uplifting swathe of electonica superimposed on what sounds like a lazy rendition of “I Wanna Be Your Dog” Indeed “…Kosmiche Disco” is likely to appeal to a broader listenership than the festie/Hawkwind/Ozrics crowd with whom they are more often associated, with echoes of Hallucinogen and Shpongle evident in the groove.”
PTOLMAIC TERRASCOPE SEPT 2013
“….every piece is distinctive, each adding its own ingredients to the mind bubbling soup that makes up the entire album. And it’s a tasty soup, indeed! Another great release from this band!”
JEFF FITZGERALD AT AURAL INNOVATIONS
“Starting off with bird-song, the 11:39-long ”It Happened One Sunday Afternoon In Wales” is an at first soothing, beautiful and wonderful track that has excellent, soft saxophone and real drums. The track grows in a fine manner and Pete yet again gets to play solos from the bottom of his soul. One of my favourites!”
A space rock-trance hybrid with dub influences?
PSYCHOTROPIC ZONE 2013
The Welsh band’s lead track demonstrates that they are at the top of their game. “Tinsel Tears” is an instantly catchy bone-crunching guitar riff ably augmented by the band. “Set The Controls For The Heart of The Buddha” jams Floyd with electronic beats whilst they similarly remould King Crimson and Neu! on later tracks.
“imagine the musicians of Harmonia doing a session with Pink Floyd”
BABY BLAEU PROG REVIEWS 2013
SENDELICA’S EASTERN-TINGED DRONES AND SAX SQUIGGLES HOVER OVER FAUX-BASS DUB ON ‘SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE BUDDHA’, A SURE CONTENDER FOR BEST FLOYD COVER EVER………..
SHINDIG MAGAZINE 2013
“Would be a crime not to listen too in any format”
WILD THING, GREECE
Sendelica from Wales kickstart the B side of this single in a splendid manner with Set the Controls for the Heart of the Buddha. A homage to a certain classic track by a certain classic band, with ongoing theremin drone and a sax solo with what I’ll have to describe as a mystical, eastern inspired timbre as the dominant motifs, with elegantly plucked guitar details whenever a certain recurring motif isn’t given a psych-dripping guitar solo representation. Best of the lot on this single, and a piece of music that documents Sendelica’s superior qualities as a live band. …..
OLAV HOUSE OF PROG
“Trillian Eight,” almost half an hour of shifting, shimmering, whispering, cascades, is breathtaking in its enormity; “Arizona Beginnings” almost childlike in a simplicity that only slowly builds towards an eerie moonscape of sonic specters. There are moments in King Crimson’s past that maybe glance in these directions, and the ghost of Frippertronics repays the observation, but the key to these pieces lies less in random ambience than an almost startling sense of purpose.
Yeah, that good, that fascinating.”
GOLDMINE MAGAZINE 2013
…..it’s the Pink Floyds a-go-go with the mighty Sendelica sustituting solar flare for inner light on the deep eastern psyche of Set The Controls For the Heart Of The Buddha…..
RECORD COLLECTOR 2013
“Sendelica tend to have a few creations at hand that also gives me a slight case of goosebumps, in a positive meaning of the word, and on this disc Something in a Grain of Sand and Set the Controls for the Heart of the Buddha are the items I’d highlight from a strictly personal point of view.”
HOUSE OF PROG 2013
” SENDELICA ARE BACK WITH ANOTHER HOUR OF INFECTIOUS SPACE ROCK. DIVIDED INTO EIGHT FLOWING TRACKS – WITH THE LUSH SATORI SUITE TAKING OVER HALF OF THEM – THIS LONG PLAYER STRETCHES THE BANDS SOUNDS FURTHER THAN EVER…….. VELVET UNDERGROUND, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, EARLY PINK FLOYD AND CRUNCHY CLASSIC EARLY HAWKWIND RIFFS. ……. WARHOLIAN AND MIND EXPANDING”
CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG AUGUST 2012
The Satori In Elegance Of The Majestic Stonegazer goes back to a wilder improvisational past, with the musicians freely exploring the meandering universes of psychedelia, blues and acid rock
DISAGREEMENT AUGUST 2012
“No strangers to the pages of Prog, here’s a band who combine elements of space rock, psychedelia and electronica…. The Welsh band then add in their own flavours – and some very long album titles – to provide the soundtrack to a wigged-out acid trip. Magical indeed.”
CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG JUNE 2012
“For space-rockers, Hawk freaks and hardened Brit festie-goers this will be one of the essential releases of the year. Maen nhw’n gweithredu’n groes i bolisiau’r llywodraeth
PTOLMAIC TERRASCOPE JUNE 2012
“An acid, lysergic stoned-gazer! It’s still June, but this is One of the Best Albums of 2012! Come along if you dare! Take a ride to the land inside your mind!”
This Psychedelic-Prog-Space-Stoner-A…mbient-Dub-Dark Folk-Experimental band from Cardigan, West Wales, UK just keeps on surprising us, awesomely Good!””
TIMEMAZINE GREECE JUNE 2012
“It’s a real grower that keeps drawing me back for more listens and it reveals more and more with each play, and unusually for this type of album it sounds a thousand… times better through loud speakers than it does through headphones, and the louder the better.”
THE ACTIVE LISTENER JUNE 2012
“practitioners of guitar yoga meditation show to their followers another documentary evidence of their successful tries in …musical asanas and skilful practice of instrumental via ethereal subconscious jam sessions.”
DOOMMANTIA JUNE 2012
“Hard rocking psychedelic instrumentals with searing guitar and a hypnotizing melodic riffs”
AURAL INNOVATIONS JUNE 2012
So the album includes lengthy and pretty heavy mid-tempo space jams where Peter’s tight guitar playing really shines as well as beautiful, more atmospheric and softly floating tracks. They do everything with style and, even more importantly, with emotion
PSYCHOTROPIC ZONE FINLAND MAY 2012
“A rather tasty blend of psychedelia, electronica and magical landscapes….. trully hallucegenic….. double disc delight” 🙂
CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG SEPT 2011
Sendelica have covered a lot of ground over several albums, and on their latest they are rocking out in space while diverting traveler-listeners to various stylistic ports of call..soaring, howling and bubbling space electronics
JERRY KRANITZ, AURAL INNOVATIONS OCT 2011
The Pavilion Of Magic And The Trials Of The Seven Surviving Elohim. another stunning entry into Sendelica’s discography. It seems as if the band has finally reached its zenith, and I strongly hope that they can stay on top of it for many more years to come. Fans of early Pink Floyd, Hawkwind and obscure kraut rock will lustily devour this CD/DVD set.
DISAGREEMENT.NET AUG 2011
Set the effects pedals to ‘heavy phase and flange’ all at once! ‘Guiding The Night’ is heavy heavy – half Sabbath, half Ozrics – while ‘Orion Delight’ matches lovely arpeggiated guitars with a hypnotic tapestry of subtle synths.
PTOLMAIC TERRASCOPE, UK AUG 2011
Wonderf….. another terrific Sendelica album, I trust the afore mentioned prolific outpouring will long continue
IAN ABRAHAMS SPACE BLOG, UK JULY 2011
an utterly transfixing slice of breathless love noted floral pageantry elevated to heart stopping statuesque proportions that’s dimpled by the demurring tender application of driftwood cascades …….
LOSINGTODAY.COM-THE INDIE MUSIC MAGAZINE, UK JULY 2011
…. the band does not stand still! So welcome to the “Pavilion of Magic”! Magic mirrors, hypnosis, levitation lessons and astral vision are now available to all…. These guys are professional magicians, but they play so well that you can hardly tell a game of your imagination from reality
DOOMNATIA, JUNE 2011
The album seems to be one symphony of
cosmic spheres and guitars and basslines
and drums which are all parts of a
HAWKZINE, JUNE 2011
“Raw, erotic…from Wales, surprisingly.
Another corker from Fruits de Mer…
… look, just buy the sucker before it sells out, ok?”
GEOFF BARTON CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE 2011
……a collision between Pink
Floyd, Faust and Neu! on the one hand, and some
very groovy Massive Attack rhythms on the other;
It’s got a krautrock base complemented by a fresh
and contemporary vibe
RECORD COLLECTOR, UK AUGUST 2010
….the bluesy, superb and psychedelic acid rock jam ”Spacehopper Blues” seems to resurrect Jimi Hendrix from the dead and the over 25-minute-long trip “Day of the Locust” after its peaceful beginning has lots of different stuff in it like wild, Acid Mothers Temple-like guitar terrorism and mad drum-pounding, a cosmic trip….
PSYCHOTROPIC ZONE, FINLAND AUGUST 2010
After the languid haze of the opening track “Song Of the Seidr” is lifted the band tears directly into the six minute frenetic, dub fuzz of “Dream Mangler” which features heaping amounts of Bingham’s trademark guitar playing and psychedelic effects. From there it’s straight into one of their most elaborate compositions to date “Screaming And Streaming Into The Starlit Night” which is certainly a bit of a departure for the band, but one that pays huge dividends. I love how Lee Relfe’s exquisite soprano sax work and Bingham’s droning guitar motif sets the tone in the early stages, slowing building the level of intensity before the door is finally blown clear off the hinges with a sizzling solo….
The cornerstone of “Streamedelica” is the 25-minute “Day of the Locust” a titanic-wig out of jaw dropping, or should that be brain melting intensity stretching out over 25 minutes. I would defy even Acid Mothers Temple to come up with anything more full-on.
Imagine a chamber orchestra of goblins tuning up at twilight in your local wood and you’re about there.
PTOLMAIC TERRASCOPE, UK JUNE 2010
This is where space rock turns into outer space rock……a fully fledged frenzy of psychedelic rocking……shifting between jamming prog solos and high voltage noise riffage that really takes it out there.
MONOCHROME, LUXEMBOURG MAY 2010
some of the best psychedelia I have heard in a long time
the album’s magnum opus Day Of The Locust, a twenty-five minute monster that may start out rather well behaved but soon finds its way into no-holds-barred guitar driven psyche rock as if Hawkwind were jamming with Black Sabbath. Great stuff!
Psychedelic rock fans and those who curious about out-of-this-world sonic exploration should definitely get their hands on this fine piece of music.
DISAGREEMENT, BELGIUM, MAY 2010
Sendelica make music for your senses, best listened to at high volume, alone in a room, or in the field, eyes closed and dreaming. Dreams about future and past.
if you are very much into improvisation or psychedelia then Sendelica is an absolute must
DPRP, AUSTRIA MAY 2010
” Streamedelica , She Sighed As She Hit Rewind On The Dream Missing Remote “is Sendelicas best and most mature work. The album is definitely an essential slice of psychedelic music, and has so many qualities that it is a feast for the ears. a hypnotic , engaging and fascinating
MERLINS PROG, NORWAY JUNE 2010
…..a Floydian workout that slowly builds into a screaming wall of psychedelic noise, ending this rather magnificent album in style.
…..frThis is definitely the finest thing the band have released, imaginative, crisp, free flowing and with a warm production, I heartily recommend it to all lovers of space/psychedelic rock music.
(Simon Lewis) Ptolmaic Terrascope UK 2009
…a fabulous collection of seven face melting jams that is absolutely compelling from beginning to end, as they shift gears from heavy all out guitar oriented jams to spacey, introspective, ambient passages, with relative ease. Take an hour for yourself and plug yourself directly into this masterpiece immediately. We’re only at the halfway point of the year but Sendelica have definitely delivered a serious top ten contender for this writer’s ‘best of 2009′ list.
(Ryan Sparks) Sea of Tranquility USA 2009
Often excitingly fee-form, witness the deliberately ragged conglomeration of’ ‘ Humans Gathered Together In a cave Grooving Like Picts’, they’re also as tight as hell when they need to be. From the basic rythmn comes the extended groove, It’s Sendelicas ability to interpret and elaborate on that groove that marks them out.
(Ian Abrahams) R2 (Rock n Reel) July/August 2009
Sendelica stand out from the crowd because they play instrumental stoner rock without getting boring. Which in itself is a feat of epic notoriety. I start to think about Black Sabbath and John Coltrane, because there is some of both in Sendelica.
I thought I had a pretty good idea of what Sendelica are all about, that is until they totally blow your mind with the absolute guitar tour de force on “Indrid Cold”. Check out the crazy solo’s Bingham tosses out on this twelve minute epic, not to mention Pescado’s thick and rubbery bass lines and the busy work of Fields behind the kit.
…another magical release and certainly one worthy of your attention, from the folks over at the Russian label R.A.I.G.
(Ryan Sparks) SEA OF TRANQUILITY, USA 2007
“Indrid Cold”, twelve minutes of guitar heaven, Pete Bingham laying the universe to waste as he romps across the fretboard, a solid and inspired rhythm section providing a perfect platform for the sonic wizardry that soars overhead. Here everything comes together, the song demonstrating everything that is good about the band, playful, spacey and able to rock out with the best of them..
(Simon Lewis) PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE UK 2007
The group’s arsenal of sound is quite impressive: the hypnotic pulse of Can, the impressionistic atmospherics of Pink Floyd, the motorized proto-punk of Neu, the space patrolling guitar pyrotechnics of Hendrix and the otherworldly ambiences of The Orb. All of this and more pervades virtually every track on Spaceman Bubblegum.
(Charles Van de Kree) AURAL INNOVATIONS USA 2008