Monday, March 5, 2007

Spectrum - Soul Kiss (Glide Divine)

This is the first post-Spacemen 3 album by Pete "Sonic Boom" Kember. While Jason Pierce went on to form the more well-known group, Spiritualized, Kember continued to pursue his blissed-out, droning, trance-pop with this new group. You can certainly hear the elements carried over from his work with Spacemen 3: hypnotic drones, pulsing beat-less song structures, incanted vocals, and religious themes. Standout tracks include the opener, "How You Satify Me", which could have been a Spacemen song, as well as the euphoric, "Waves Wash Over Me". Kemper is an artist worth rediscovering, and at least on this album, every bit as important as his more well-recognized, former musical partner.






DOWNLOAD PART 1 here
DOWNLOAD PART 2 here



Stream "Waves Wash Over Me"