What does it sound like?:
Well, what do you think? John Peel’s observation about The Fall – “”they are always different; they are always the same”, also works for Hawkwind, as Hawkwind’s gestalt is now set, and their themes so established, that whatever is new has a resonance with whatever has been before; a half-century musical career is like that.
Of course, this is not QUITE Hawkwind – note the Hawkwind Light Orchestra. “Carnivorous” began as a solo Dave Brock project last Winter, but Richard Chadwick (drummer), and Magnus Martin (guitarist) also added bits, presumably over the ‘Net. Dave also contributes other sounds, as he can play keyboards too; Hawkwind have been a three-piece before now. All present and correct are bikerdelic riffs, synthy washes, and shamelessly unreconstructed jams you’ll love or find go on a bit, depending on preference. There is perhaps a lighter touch to the music and a bit more space in the density of music than before, and this allows for a looseness to drift in and out of, so it does not feel as “heavy” as they can be sometimes. Though “Expedition to Planet Earth” and “Repel Attract” emphasise we are on familiar » Continue Reading.