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Main » 2010 » March » 31 » Mandra Gora Lightshow Society - 2001 - Space Rave (EP)
Mandra Gora Lightshow Society - 2001 - Space Rave (EP)

Mandra Gora Lightshow Society - 2001 - Space Rave [10'' EP]
Vinyl, 10", 33 ⅓ RPM, Picture Disc, Limited Edition of 1500 copies , Quadraphonic.

Now this is a funky beast and no mistake ! A four track, ten inch picture disc, from German trip merchants MGLS.
Contain three great studio tracks and one live stonker - all psychedelic space rock to the max in Dolby Surround Sound.

Astronaut's Psyde
A1 Love Dies (8:20)
Guitar [Pslyde] - Matmosphere
A2 Betty Day (6:38)
Tabla - Emél
A3 This Sweet Pain (4:28)

Spiral Rocket Psyde
B1 Psychedelic Shiva (17:32)
Recorded By - Grecore

Artwork [Coverartwork & Design] By - Bobby Pie
Congas [Groovy] - Gitte Reents
Drums - Martin König
Effects [Dub] - Willi Dammeier
Guitar [Delicious Psychotic Guitars ( Rickenbaker & Vox Phantom )] - Willem Kucharzik
Organ [Hammond], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Der Formant] - Anders Becker
Other [Lightshow] - Cactus Cooper
Recorded By - Willi Dammeier (tracks: A1 to A3)
Vocals, Voice [Cosmic] - Timo Lommatzsch

Notes : This album is recorded in Dolby Surround - so it is in quadrophonic sound quality.

Review (from Aural Innovations) :
I'm gathering that this 10" vinyl release is the closest we have yet to a follow up to Mandra Gora Lightshow Society's Beyond The Mushroam Gate CD, and it features the same killer brand of psychedelia that the band served up on that release. Side A includes the songs "Love Dies", "Betty Day", and "This Sweet Pain". The trip factor is highest on "Betty Day", my favorite of the three. This is the kind of stuff where you just have to project liquid lightshows behind the band and go-go girls dance at the sides of the stage. It's got a killer 60's sound, but
Mandra Gora Lightshow Society are infinitely spacier than the 60's psychedelia they draw from. And on all these songs the band have a funky rhythm to the music that makes the body want to MOVE!

All of Side B consists of "Psychedelic Shiva", a jam recorded live at the 1999 Hawkfan Festival. It starts as a song similar to those on Side A, but quickly launches into a cosmic tribal space jam with frantic driving rhythms and mind-melting space guitars, and that organ that gives the band such a beautiful sound. Timo is a man possessed on vocals, not unlike an impassioned Jim Morrison. The band really stretches out across the song's 15 minute length. These guys really do an excellent job of blending the psychedelia of the 60's with a more modern space rock sound. Highly recommended.
God I LOVE that organ.

~Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz - AI#19 (April 2002)

Review (from :
After the incredible re-release of
Mandra Gora Lightshow Society’s album "Beyond the Mushroam Gate” on Liquid Sound Records, here comes the band’s brand new 10” record that features the first time Timo on vocals. His "crazy” singing is brilliant; it fits perfectly to the mesmerizing soundscapes. The tracks are mostly mellow with floaty audio generator style noises and with gentle jamming. Their fully-fledged experimental psychedelic madness with spaced out and cosmically fried guitar work makes this tranced out audio landscape to a blissful, but relaxed experience. "Space Rave” is one of the most convincing psychedelic albums I have heard in a long, long time.

Review (from :
One thing you can be sure of when you get an
Mandra Gora Lightshow Society album is that you are going to be treated to an aural feast. This record is no exception as Mandra Gora lay down another set of psychedelic grooves thanks to the use of Tablas, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer E piano, congas, drums and guitars, to give you an early "Deep Purple" meets "Doors" and "Floyd" style.
These space groovers have just stepped through the psychedelic Stargate from the planet Psylocybin to spread their acid induced music.
"Psychedelic Shiva" ebbs and flows on a tide of cosmic hypnosis "Hawkwind" style and sung with the anger of "The purple Things" and is one of the best psych tracks I've laid ears on. To have been there at the 1999 "Hawkfan meeting" where this live recording came from must have been an awesome trip.
The whole Mandra Gora theme is like being thrown back to the classic psych days and this from a 21st century band is quite something, there surely can't be a better band on the planet who can cut it like these guys can. Pure pleasure, pure brain food.
To complete the theme, this limited edition of 1500 copies is on picture vinyl, one side depicting an astronaut with coloured oval shapes of varying sizes and the other side is of a rocket with a spiral trail that draws you in as the vinyl spins. Aint vinyl just soooo good.
Highly recommended.

~ Reviewed by Sir Eel - February 2002

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After working for eighteen years with different musicians, Mandra Gora Lightshow Society now presenting their new line-up with new sounds!

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