Zone Six - Psychedelic Scripture and Live In Der
Six from Germany comprises of Dave Schmidt (bass, flute and percussion) Martin
Schorn (synths and bells), Rusty Viltz (keys and vocals), Hans-Peter Ringholz
(guitars) and Claus Buhler (drums). Psychedelic Scripture was recorded in
the year 2000, but has seen the light of day 2004 after being mixed this year.
Three tracks take us through the psychedelic tunnels which is hard to compare to
anyone in particular, but Tangerine Dream, Hillage, Kraftwerk and early Pink
Floyd make a early impression in the sounds. The distorted guitars and space
like bass flow through the whole album, and on the same subject as space, the
electronics appear and fade. Second track The Pipe Dream is the longest
at twenty-one and a half minutes and is a fine example of the electronic sounds
I just mentioned.
Mainly instrumental, but you get the odd vocal appearing in the mix, and after
hearing this through the headphones, it certainly puts you through several
angles and stages in your mind.
The three tracks are Extremadura, The Pipe Dream and The Sacred Toad,
the first and third track clocking in at a shade over fourteen minutes each. It
is not really a drive album, but a more at home out in the summer garden sort of
album. Just a cardboard sleeve that opens out is basic but practical and has
various web site addresses to do with the German psychedelic scene.
It is a good mix of sounds and hits many heights along the duration, it is a
album to enjoy.
on to the double live CD Live In Der Regenbogenfabrik Berlin, again many
sounds make up the over two hours duration of psychedelic music.
To get the full effect. I feel I would have to see the full
light show and images, but two of the nine tracks stand out for me and they are
Vor Dem Einschlag and Porzellanladen.
Vocals are in the band's native German language, and the Tangerine Dream,
Hillage and Floyd influences shine through.
It is self financed as the discs are CD-r, but don't let that
put you off as the live sound is well recorded.
Check out the web sites below.