Frozen Over. I Can't Feel Nothin', Pt. Astral Lady. As the Moon Speaks Return. Sufficiently Breathless. Lee Dorman. Bright, Blue Tango. Drifting in Space. Evil Men. Starglow Energy. Distant Sun. Voyages of Past Travelers. Everything's a Circle. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
One of my all-time favorites I must add. The sound-pallet is expanded on 'Sufficiently Breathless'with acoustic guitars, keyboards and percussions. The compositions are hard rock with some inventive hooks, but without the former punch and wild ideas.
The rhythmical experimentation is all but gone. The production is slightly better though. The foldout cover artwork is very nice, even from the inside. On the second side band seems to be more free and we find some of the more original compositions. This is still a good heavy rock album with some catchy song-writing, riffing and a cool sound.
Three stars, but only recommended to fans of heavy rock from the early seventies. Review by Menswear Prog Reviewer. I snubbed many bands, thinking they were just a poor ersatz of their past glory and again I was proved wrong. Captain Beyond is not a leftover of Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly but indeed closer to a supergroup. And a convincing one at that. Trippy many times with success, catchy, ballzy sound and stellar vocals, Captain Beyond reminds me of a young band that did stepped aside of the commercial march: Queens of the Stone Age.
If you listen carefully, you will hear many things that perhaps inspired Josh Homme like the vocal arrangements and the crazy riffing. It's like expelled tribe members of Survivor formed a band and surpassed themselves! First off, I had a feeling about vintage sounds the band play along the way through the tracks presented at the track list.
My first reaction, the guitar playing is marvelous and admire it. It's not something compared to how Ritchie Blackmore or Jimmy Page play but to me the guitar playing is something that really sound raw with minimum effects such as baby cry and many guitar fills played around the tracks. The track duration is basically short with some of them only one minute more.
However the flow of tracks are really nice and I got no trouble at all listening to the album in its entirety. Opened with some sort of raw drumming the "Dancing madly backwards on a sea of air " moves beautifully with excellent vocal line by Rod Evans. The music is dynamic and relatively fast tempo and then continue to second track "Armworth" that serves as a bridge to the next "Myopic void" smoothly.
It continues to "Raging river of fear" neatly with good transition. While "Thousand days of yesterday intro " is ambient in style, it then moves beautifully to a dynamic "Frozen over" with energetic guitar and vocal line combined with inventive drumming. Composition-wise, all tracks are excellent and different than typical hard rock music as they impose also some psychedelic style in the music. The melody is basically standard with not so much memorable pieces but all of them lumped together with excellent harmonies stemming from instruments played by the musicians involved.
I fail to identify tracks that become my favorites. The reason is simple: this is the kind of album that must be enjoyed in its entirety - so it's hard to identify which tracks are best. I just enjoy the flow of music Review by stefro Prog Reviewer.Feb 01, · Captain Beyond - Sufficiently Breathless Rod Evans - vocals Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar Lee Dorman - bass Reese Wynans - keyboards Marty Rodriguez.