Hidria Spacefolk

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Country Finland
Added By lordoflight
17 years ago
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2001-2012 Rock
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8.5 x6
Nordic Instrumental Retro Prog Rock
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Five users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. 6 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 21 studio tracks by Hidria Spacefolk.
Track durations range from 1m 39s to 14m 10s, averaging at 7m 07s with a standard deviation of 2m 45s.
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Review by Mike 17 years ago <Permalink>
Hidria Spacefolk - Balansia 2005
7.9
Instrumental Retro Prog Rock
I enjoyed listening to this a lot. It's nearly pure space rock without any "distractions", it's basically one long jam with songs that are essentially built as a set of improvisations over a basic theme - mostly based only on one chord, a groove and some riffs, but rately ever distinct melodies. If you're into that sort of thing you'll definitely like the album, if not then there's a chance that you'll find this quite boring.
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Review by avestin 17 years ago <Permalink>
Hidria Spacefolk - Balansia 2005
9.7
Technical Experimental Prog Rock
This album grew on me in just one day after repeated listening to it during a work day in which I was hooked to phones. At first this sounded as disconnected blurbs of music that were connected to each other by mere coincidence. And then after 4 or 5 listens I started to realize. This is not just aimless jamming. There is a theme for the different track. There is a main idea that drives it and sets it into motion. Then after the idea is presented, the music starts swirling and moving into several directions, presenting more ideas that might be seen as jamming. The music is made up of guitars keyboard and then some more instruments to add to the flavour but the result is so very rich in sound. Those musicians are talented and know their stuff. Besides playing very well, they show their jamming and improvisational capabilities and also their compositional skills, which are not to be disregarded. This might be to you just another psych/space album, but I hear here so much more. The way these guys build their music I find to be impressive. Yes, they rely on improvisations and jamming, but the core of the music is well thought out and planned composition. What is beautiful is that they manage to make their music sound as if they had just written it or are making it up as they are playing. The sounds they produce are exotic (with the marimba, vibraphone and trumpet), psychedelic and rock in nature all in the same track. They take on their main theme and develop it further on (sometimes jamming around it) and on a few tracks deviate at a certain point and play in a new direction. There are some brilliant ... -> show full review
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Symbiosis 2002
 #1

8.5 x4
Instrumental Retro Prog Rock
Symetria 2007
 #2

8.5 x3
Instrumental Retro Prog Rock
Balansia 2005
 #3

8.3 x3
Instrumental Retro Prog Rock
Astronautica 2012
 #4

8.5 x1
Spacey Prog Rock
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Symetria 2007
 15 years ago
Mike
8.4
Instrumental Retro Prog Rock
Symbiosis 2002
 15 years ago
Mike
7.8
Instrumental Retro Prog Rock