Void Generator - Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic [2010]

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Monday, May 31, 2010

The album starts with a short sound made by a human voice followed by an irresistible guitar riff. Bass and drums create a tight psychedelic Stoner-like sound. Later on, analog synths improve the sound and give the whole thing a progressive touch. The vocals sound pleasant even if put through a voice distorter. The song pushes forward impulsively and doesn’t pall. Anyway, the whole album is very laid back and vintage. Despite that, or actually because of it, I’m totally amazed. The song 'Message from the galactic federation', being longer than 15 minutes floats increasingly towards an emotional climax and finally ends with minimalist synth sounds. And this was only the beginning of a very impressing album.

This is the perfect album for the road after a stressful and nerve wrecking day at work. It is spring, the sun warms the sky. ‘Phantom Hell and Soar Angelic’ oscillates from the car stereo. I’m waiting at the red robot. The idiot in front of me misses his turn at the green light. I must wait longer, which does not annoy me. I let the side window down and turn the volume up to max. Powerful and with full Stoner bass the perfectly mixed CD roars from the speaker box. My fellow car drivers turn and shake their heads when they glance in my direction. I grin back at them contently and turn up the volume a little bit more to “are you F*@#&% nuts ???!!!”.

The 13-minute song‚ ‘The Morning‘, is calm and hippiesk, similar to the quieter songs of Black Mountain. The third song 'The Eternaut' plays along a catchy heavy bass line more experimental synth and guitar sounds (Pink Floyd!). This magnificent song with a fantastic melody beams you into infinite spheres. The album finishes with the untitled track 4 lasting over 23 minutes, which pulsates like a glaring and dying star in a lost and endless universe.

Void Generator from Rome render homage to their idols Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator, Gong, Hawkind, Kyuss, Amon Düül II , King Crimson, Black Sabbath, and Monster Magnet. Dudes, get this record at Phonosphera. For open minded Stoner Rock fans, who like Kraut Rock and 70's Progressive and Psychedelic Rock – this is a must have!

Gianmarco: Guitars, Voice, Orgone Accumulator.
Cristiano: Analog Synths, Sound Machines, Tape Destroyer.
Sonia: Bass Guitar, Star Cager.
Marco: Drums, Galaxy Crasher.
Bob The Rich: Spiritual Guidance.


  1. Anonymous

    I heard Void Generator and they blew me away,I love their music,it's so original & what the Stoner Rock & Metal world needs right now. An amazing heavy group that can influence many.

  1. Anonymous

    A great album, Italy rocks!

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