Indie prog rockers unite! If youâ€™re into spacey, swirling, effects-driven jams, heavy on the keyboards (think: Mazzy Star), lighter-than-air vocals that still have a little bottom (think: Syd Barrett in his
prime), and obscure, cosmic lyrics (think: Yes), then http://www.myspace.com/voyagerone
Voyager One is for you. They may be from Seattle, but theyâ€™re as far from grunge as you can get. Every song is a precise, intricate, and well-produced atmospheric soundscape, slightly shoegazery and full of psychedelic detail. And they do it with just 5 dudes in the band!
This isnâ€™t a kind of genre that itâ€™s easy to excel in: For every really good album, like this one, there are at least a dozen dull ones. So for that, too, Voyager One deserves praise. This talented group has been on Loveless Records since 1999, and Iâ€™m kind of surprised Iâ€™m only just hearing about them now, on this, their fourth album.