Sunday, September 26, 2021

Smell Of Incense - Through The Gates Of Deeper Slumber (1997)

The second album from this Norwegian band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, mellotron, electric violin, electric viola, ebow, glissando, tambura, sitar, cornet and vocals.

Some guests provided tabla, flute, percussion, djembe, saxophones, harpsichord, synths, tape, organ, piano, mellotron and backing vocals.

This Norwegian band, with a background from various punk and post-punk bands, released only three albums before they gave up the ghost. All three are incredible difficult to find and is overdue re-releases. Let's hope....

I reviewed their 1994 debut album All Mimses Are Borogoves back in December 2010 for ProgArchives and recently found their follow up in my album collection. Hence this review.....

Their music is psych rock and psych folk rock. Psych folk rock is the best label.

Four songs, all of them are long. The longest one is clocking in at twenty-five minutes. 

The female vocals are very good and the music has a 1970s flower power and avant-garde feel. It also has a folk rock feel.

This is indeed a good album and one to enjoy if you can find it. 

This band and their three albums deserve a a lot more attention.... and re-releases.

3 points




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