Artist/ Band: Seven That Spells
Title: My Mommy Wants to Kiss Your Momma
Label: R*A*I*G (Russian Association of Independent Genres)
Year of Release: 2005
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The Review:

Croatian instrumental band Seven That Spells is a quartet consisting of Guitarist Niko Potocnjak, Drummer Stjepan Jurekovic, Bassist Tomislav Kalousek and Keyboard player Hrvoje Niksic. At first, their debut (Released through the Russian label RAIG), an oddly named, My Mommy Wants To Kiss Your Momma was quite a turn-off. So much so that I was really dreading what the music would sound like. I thought it was probably going to be some lame hard rock band.

Being that I always approach new (or new to me) music with an open mind, I curiously put the disc into my portable player. Upon listening to the album, my original short-sighted assesment was quickly and thankfully dispelled. The band was actually much to my pleasant surprise, a psychedelic jam rock, which pays homage to the late 60's-early 70's psych/prog scene. To get a basic idea on what the band sounds like, take equal parts of Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd with a Jimi Hendrix style guitar playing combined with instrumental stylings of the more recent band, Ozric Tentacles to name a few.

The title track kicks off the album and clocks in at over 12 minutes. All of the other songs are between the three to seven minute mark. For the most part the songs are more like jam sessions, well done ones at that, and tend to go the self-indulgent route but the band. The whole album is a frenzied experience that has some aimless meanderings at times but overall the music is top-notch quality. Iíd like to hear the band scale down their future compositions and leave the meandering for their live shows (if any). So if you like jam based psych/prog, then you must go get Seven That Spellsí My Mommy Wants To Kiss Your Momma today. Go now!!!

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on January 17th, 2006

Tracks:

1. My Mommy Wants to Kiss Your Mamma
2. Space Cake Overload
3. Inhale Me/The Pink Garden of Mistery
4. Bliss My Cosmic Peach
5. Merry Mary's Sweet Inferno
6. Black Liquorice/ Tragic Boredom of the Universe
7. Naked Harem Flashback

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