(1991 - Mellow Records reissue: 1998)
"Moonchild" does sound rather good and we get female
Italian spoken words mixed in here throughout.
"Switch For Madness" has these high pitched picked
guitar sounds as almost spoken vocals come in.
Drums and bass join in as well.
A psychedelic calm before 2 minutes with synths then
these spacey vocals arrive after 3 minutes.
"Places Of Our Childhood" opens with piano and
Gentle guitar and krautrock-like spoken vocals arrive
Words like "Get high my friends get high, get drunk
my friends get drunk" are almost spoken.
"The Dream Of The Maiden's Tear" opens with guitar
and spoken vocals then it kicks into an uptempo mode
"Here I Am" is my favourite.
The drums, guitar and bass all sound so good to start.
Vocals before a minute. I really like the guitar tone after
3 minutes when the vocals stop.
"Trip Of Rains" is a short strummed guitar and vocal piece.
"Trip Of Rains (Part Two)" kicks in before a minute as
we get strummed guitar, bass, drums and vocals.
'89 " has this intricate guitar that is picked and synths.
I like it !
"What's On My Back ?" is a funny title.
This is more powerful with organ as the drums pound.
"La Pluie" is a moving song with picked guitar and synths.
Rain ends it.
"The Reo Melting House" opens with piano as a fuller
sound with vocals takes over.This
is also a touching track.
"Wrongtimes" has guitar and a beat as the vocals come in.
It picks up after a minute as contrasts continue. Great tune.
"The Sun" is a beautiful number.
"Tetrafase" is eighties sounding and uptempo. I like it.
"Jazzing" sounds excellent instrumentally as vocals
arrive around 1 1/2 minutes.
"Must (The Space between The Houses)" is dark and
atmospheric with synths.
A nice change of pace.
"Foreign Lands" is a live version and well done with energy.
This is one cd I plan to keep spinning once in a while
for years to come.
Review by Mellotron Storm