Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
The Music's By Hawkwind, But It's Not Hawkwind Music...
David Lord | Clemons, Iowa United States | 11/07/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"These songs are all written by Dave Brock, Alan Davey & Richard Chadwick of Hawkwind. White Zone was released under the radar because it is ambient electronic music. Unfortunately the coolest thing about this CD is the Silver on black artsy circuit board photos that make up the inserts.
These tracks are all experimental electronica, albeit a little more melodic than most. None of the tracks are excruciating and for the most part they make pretty innocuous background music, but unless you're wired quite differently from me none of them will demand you put the CD on to hear it again. They are a logical extension of some of Brock's previous solo material, if a little more out there. I did find some of the tracks a little more musical and appealing than a lot of Frip or Eno's early material but I would think their fans would like this CD a lot better than I.
Only a few tracks impact me enough to comment specifically about. White Zone has a bit of an Industrial sound. Moonbeam is my favorite track, probably because it sounds inspired by Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack and parts of it could easily be spliced into that movie. Bay of Bengal is probably the most boring track on the CD, consisting primarily of one tone slowly modulating throughout the whole song. And as a Hawkwind fan I looked forward to the last track, Love In Space. I was ultimately disappointed, as this early version is more electronica sounding next to nothing like later versions made popular by the band."