This album by Ohio, USA residents Eye is one of those albums. The band is rooted deeply in the psychedelic rock scene. This full-length, their third, came to be after a few line-up changes, writing sessions and jam sessions. It contains five tracks, most of them lasting for four to six minutes, except for the epic anthem 'As Sure As The Sun' which is a twenty-seven minutes lasting space rock opera which will take you to dimensions unseen.
The album opens with something between a track and an intro, named 'Book Of The Dead'. This instrumental perfectly sets the tone for this album. It's dreamy, somewhat gloomy too but most of all it prepares the listener for an amazing trip through the universe of Eye. 'Kill the Slavemaster' follows in perfect Hawkwind meets Hendrix tradition. This song sounds so vintage that you couldn't pick it out on a 'best of psychedelic rock' compilation from the seventies.
From then on, Eye guides us through beautiful guitar solos, organ and mellotron passages, almost shamanic singing and immersive rock music. There are even several synth sequences that remind me of acts like Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze. Other bands that come to mind include Ash Ra Tempel, Gong and Grobschnitt. That being said, yes, you can easily give this album a place in your free-floating record cabinet.
My favorite track remains the massive closer 'As Sure As The Sun', which also reminds me a little of Pink Floyd. However, I think it's safe to say that this whole album is a masterpiece of psychedelic rock, regardless of what era it comes from. I know that we'll be hearing this thing a lot more in the Merchants Of Air headquarters from now on. So yes, I suggest you pre-order this thing right now, you won't regret it.