However, I also want to float around the galaxy to hear some immersive music, dedicated to and inspired by our incomprehensible universe. Space rock is still one of the most captivating musical styles this planet has ever seen and the Øresund Space Collective is perhaps one of the most interesting acts within that genre.
Øresund Space Collective is a loose Danish and Swedish collective, specialized in long, improvised jam sessions. On this album that is no different, except perhaps for the fact that Gary from Yawning Man decided to join in on the fun. They spend a couple of days jamming, having fun and making love to their instruments and eventually came out with 'Chatoyant Breath', an album containing some elaborate space rock tracks that is too nice to ignore.
Although I have to say, opener 'Peaceful Patterns' seems to start somewhat hesitant. For some reason it feels like the first few minutes of this track are warming up practices. However, not to worry, halfway through the song the band has lifted off with great flair, resulting is fantastic guitar solos, immersive bass lines, trippy keyboards and a constantly forward pushing set of drums. The band seems to be floating alongside the spaceships of Ozric Tentacles and Pink Floyd.
They continue the blissful journey throughout the other tunes, highlighting frequently. In fact, I really have no favorite on this album. As far as I'm concerned, this is simply one massive jam session, one that I will definitely be playing a lot in the foreseeable future. Actually, I ended my previous review with a Dunk! festival reference. Well, I'd like to do that here too. I doubt that there will be better space rock to be found than this one, honestly.