So where was my mind? Well, it was floating freely through the vast emptiness of space along with the beautiful and trance-inducing soundwaves coming from the speakers while it was strongly hoping to ever witness this Finnish quartet evoking the sounds on stage. The age of Aquarius has returned, it seems, and 'Sun Future Moon' is its soundtrack. Upbeat psychedelic rock anthems and spaced out ballads fill this fantastic third full-length by Death Hawks.
I guess I would classify Death Hawks somewhere between albums from Jefferson Airplane, Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats, Hawkwind and King Crimson. Perhaps they're a little softer than most modern day psychedelic rock bands but that's perfectly fine. I absolutely love those harmonies, both musical and vocal and those elaborate krautrock passages. I also really like the fact that the music works on several volume levels.
If played on an agreeable volume, this is unobtrusive rock music, perfectly suited for a calm, perhaps a bit hazy evening. However, if you turn up the volume, the music really starts its hypnotic grip and we're suddenly at some sixties festival, dancing, feeling free and probably adding some strange substances to our diet. This album really has the power to take your imagination back there. Close your eyes and you'll see the beautiful hippie girls dancing.
My favorite tracks on this stunning album are 'Hey Ya Sun Ra' and the amazing jam session 'Seaweed', which also throws some Pink Floyd elements into the mix. So yes, this album is a must-have for any psychedelic music fan out there, young and old, stoned or not. This is something you have to check out.