Due to the success of the previous album“Time Out of Mind”, Brendan Pollard, Free System Project (aka Ruud Heij and Marcel Engels) and Hashtronaut (aka Michael Daniel) decided to release a second album of improvised music made by during studio sessions in Spring 2009.
This became the three track, 79-minute “Mind out of Time”. The cd kicks off with the excellent 37-minute “Shadows and Fog”. It starts out with an expansive free form introduction, offering beautifully rendered atmospheres of mellotron, retro/choir pads, psychedelic sounding guitar licks and bubbling sound fx’s. These smooth gliding atmospherics get company of a bass pulse and sequencer pattern after the 20-minute mark, which propels the music straight into the realm of TD’s “Encore” while Michael Daniel occasionally adds some guitar parts to it.
The start of the 23-minute “The Upper Chamber” settles down in the soft roaming spheres of “Phaedra”, in which gloomy strings and mellotron soundscapes drift by in the first 6 minutes. Thereafter, moody sequence patterns set things in motion, with mellotron-flute solos and string pads hovering over it.
The cd rounds out with “Option C (slight return)”, offerings lot of vintage twitter sounds as it briefly journeys over a benovalent, darkening landscape. The sequence and mellotron soon fade in, making up another tasty revisit of TD’s “Encore”.
The great inspired sound of TD in the 70’s still lives on, this album is another proof of that.
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