Pyramidal – Dawn in Space

Artwork and design by Óscar Soler

Space rock. Dawn in Space. Pyramdal.

This is your new way of using comparisons on a given theme. And the given theme is, you guess, space rock. It’s now more than obvious that Alicante (Spain) is determined to take a large chunk on a world map piecharts when it comes to this and its close subgenres.

After surprising discoveries of Beiruth and Domo, thanks to the world’s most popular social network, I had a privilede to introduce myself to Pyramidal and it didn’t take so long to fall in love with their view of this dear genre. As I became unusually hooked for their music, I was determined in „bringing“ them to the ever-expanding family of the Prog Sphere Promotions artists.

Working as a quartet, these guys are all about exploring vast and unknown beyond the space-led psychedelia. All the way from the opener Intronauts down to the slab Mars Lagoon, the Spaniards launch a billion dollars space shuttle named Pyramidal in the search for the extraterrestrial life. Being a space geek, I cannot avoid describing Dawn in Space as a soundtrack for my nevergonnahappen space trip.

Dimensioned by the unavoidable Black Sabbath on the X-axis, with Hawkwind on Y and Pink Floyd on Z, the Pyramidal constructed grid comes up with a considerable heritage. Studying further this analytic geometry of space, the results you get by considering every of three projections is absolutely astonishing. The intersection point of three axes is referred as Dawn in Space.

At the end, to put it simply – Pyramidal’s debut album is worth to take the title as one of the greatest space rock achievements I could experience in quite a long time. And the folk motifs reached by the sound of flute and a Muslim preacher calling for ezan are fairly awesome. Check it out!

P.S. Oh, and that John Bonham moment on Tempel Iaru is nothing less great.

Tracklist:

01. Intronauts
02. Black Land
03. Kosmic Blizzard
04. Dawn in Space
05. Plastikleuten (Part I & II)
06. Tempel Iaru
07. Mars Lagoon

Line-up:

* Miguel Rodes – electric bass guitar
* Miguel Angel Sanz – electric guitar & synthesizer
* Oscar Soler – electric guitar & voices
* Luis Mas – drums & percussion

Links:

http://pyramidalmusic.tumblr.com/
http://pyramidalmusic.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pyramidal/164402436915727

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

1 Comment

  1. blasting D

    February 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    yep, grat record!

    if you’re into heavy psychedelic rock, you’ll love Pyramidal!

    chech this interview of them on Blastingdays :
    http://theblastingdays.blogspot.com/2012/02/pyramidal-they-comes-from-spain-but.html

    ps : in the interview I ask them about that great John Bonham moment!

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