Fell

Fell

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The cloud of early Pink Floyd hung heavy over many neo-psychedelic bands even 30 to 40 years later, with so many of them drawing from the kind of languid tempos, drifting cosmic feel, and overlay of spacy effects that were Floyd trademarks. Such influences might be even a little more prevalent in Fell's self-titled debut than on many other such efforts, even though Fell isn't explicitly imitative. Nor are they, to be frank, as tuneful as Pink Floyd, and while there's introspective/reflective singing, it's so hazy as to make the lyrics almost indistinct. Though guitars and drums are at the core of the arrangements, synths and programming add the astral elements so integral to establishing the other-dimension vibe of this subgenre. Texturally this has an admirably rich tranquility, but the songs aren't that memorable, wafting by in a slightly torpid, whispery fashion. Occasionally, again à la Pink Floyd, they take some purely electronic or slightly acoustic folk-blues paths.

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