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Hypnos 69 - Timeline Traveller (LP)

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Origin: Germany
Released: 2015
Catalog number: ELEKTROHASCH110
The fantastic debut-LP by the Belgian band traveling between stoner rock and '70s spacerock vibes. Most of the pieces are about 8 minutes long and feature crazy melodies and improvisational parts on guitar, sometimes on organ, shrouded in cosmic soundscapes.

Timeline Traveller is pure purple retro-rock, so authentic in it's approach to a Nixon-era groove that it makes The Quill sound like nu-metal. And while most bands that explore similar ancient fuzz territories are content to wallow in the bull elephant stoner crunch of Blue Cheer and Cactus, Hypnos 69 seem more influenced by the jazz rock fusion of Coliseum II and ELP's "Tarkus" album, or the galaxy drifting retro-futurism of Van der Graaf Generator. Sure, there's a Fu Manchu-by-way-of-Thin Lizzy riff rawk sensibility to "TT", but Hypnos spend most of their time space truckin', carving out jammy soundscapes and raising them up to Heaven on the wings of a Hammond organ. Heavy-lidded old-school acid rockers will probably see a winking Jesus dancing on Mars when they slip on this headphone melter.