Artist/ Band: Cyndee Lee Rule
Title: UFOSmosis
Label: Self release
Year of Release: 2005
Artist/ Band Link (click for details/ ordering)

The Review:

UFOsmosis is Cyndee Lee Rule's instrumental debut release, where she showcases her 5-string electric Viper violin. She explores many musical territories using her trusty “axe” and creates various sounds ranging from Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian and Latin influences, with a heavy emphasis on spacerock. Some of the highlights of UFOsmosis are Cyndee’s take on the Simon & Garfunkel classic “Scarborough Fair” and George Harrison’s “The Inner Light”. Both of which are uniquely reworked to suit the violin.

It’s being said that Cyndee’s playing style is comparable to Hawkwind's Simon House. Unfortunately I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Simon’s playing to properly comment. I will however compare her to another string instrumentalist that I know named Mike Alvarez a.k.a. O.D.O. Even though Mike plays the cello their approach and playing style are quite similar whereas they play “outside the box” of what their instruments were originally meant. Cyndee goes for the more spacey jam style progressive rock, while Mike’s is more structured and leans towards the mainstream side of progressive rock. Now get these two on an album together and you’ll have a force to be reckoned with!

If you’re into spacerock and/or violin playing then please do yourself a favor and check out UFOsmosis at Cyndee’s various sites, one of which is available through the link in the above artist information space.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on Novemebr 1st, 2005


1. Putting The Rip In Strip
2. Congress Reel
3. As Go The Moments
4. The Inner Light
5. Scarsborough Fair
6. Seven Cities of Gold
7. Assassins of Allah
8. Weekend Affair
9. What On Earth?
10. Telekenetigram
11. Something I Should Have Said

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