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  Eddie Brnabic & The Cosmic Fellowship

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Title: Subtle Realms
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: MP3
Release Year: 2013

The rock time machine makes another stop on the past and lets Eddie Brnabic & The Cosmic Fellowship off in the early seventies for an extended sojourn in the time of the instrumental concept album. “Subtle Realms”, as you might well gather, draws heavily on the excesses of the past.

Instrumental albums often founder on the rocks of mediocrity as, being without words to guide the thoughts of the listener, there is nothing but virtuosity to provide sonic distraction. Possibly due to their visit to the past however, Eddie Brnabic & The Cosmic Fellowship transcend the trap of modern day musical mediocrity and aim for the cosmos with both “Throne of Saturn” and “Moongrove” providing the thrust that would power their retro rocket towards the sun.

Instrumental rock isn’t really my thing but even I can’t argue with the skill with which Eddie Brnabic & The Cosmic Fellowship make their musical point.

The album is available from Bandcamp.

Review Date: January 11, 2014