Bill Your 'Free Form FM Handi Cyber | Mahwah, NJ USA | 02/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sergant Pepper may have let the world know there was such a spirit as psychadelia, but Saucerful Of Secrets gave psych a body.
It is true that there are some Syd Barret tracks here that go back to his brand of acid eccentricities. But the first track on this, along with the title track and "Set The Control's For The Heart Of The Sun"
used organs, tympanies, and guitar noise improvasations controlled and focused enough to rival Hendrix.
What amazes here is the almost classical composer's maturity Floyd uses here to create a template for space rock. Freek Out would seem an apt word here, but it is not: this album has a reason for every use of noise, dissonence and feedback
Bands from Hawkwind in the 1970s to Hovercraft in the 90s owe their careers in spirit if not direct musical influence to Saucerful Of Secrets"