Orgone Therapy

Species Being

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Orgone Therapy Review

by Fran├žois Couture

The only thread linking Orgone Therapy to Species Being's first opus Yonilicious is the presence of the band's leader, drummer Frank Grau. On Orgone Therapy, Grau is surrounded by a brand new team of musicians: Eli Good (guitar), Jai Young Kim (keyboards), and Kenseth Thibideau (bass). Stylistically, this second album marks a clear departure from Yonilicious. The music is entirely improvised and deeply rooted in the space rock idiom. The band is still driven by Grau's ferocious drumming, but, unlike what happens on Yonilicious, he does take a rest once in a while. Fans of Mushroom will feel at home here, although Species Being doesn't share the Krautrock influence. Yonilicious sounded very structured and was quite varied in style; Orgone Therapy is the absolute jam session. And even though the former was more impressive in terms of form and contents, the latter remains an enjoyable space rock CD.

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