2003 . :
Between the formation of Hungarian Zsolt Murguly’s band D Sound in 1992 to the realization of his solo album with guests, he composed the songs which ultimately led to this disc. The title track, a 21-minute piece broken into four parts, is noted to be inspired by Floyd’s Division Bell, but that acoustic guitar sound for the first five minutes keeps me rooted in Roy Harper land. Zsolt Murguly plays guitars, bass, keys, and vocals. Guests contribute drums and additional keyboards. When the “band” kicks in after the five-minute prelude, it still doesn’t necessarily sound like the ponderous Floyd but is rather more nimble, and Hawkwind-like, with its synth sound, fuzzy guitar tone, and that telling little chord change in the chorus. The next section is much more reminiscent of Floyd due to the chord progressions. Musically it has much in common with the aforementioned Hawkwind (roughly 80s-90s period) though not nearly as frenetic. He successfully incorporates many very desirable guitar sounds, with a lot of fuzz variants and no cheap, modern tinny sounds to be heard. Three of the tracks on the 56-minute disc are multi-part suites, which sometimes act more as distinct songs with bridges, though there is some continuity even on unrelated tracks. It’s very good, and there are some great, memorable tracks (the cool Middle Eastern chorus on “Hold 2” comes very quickly to mind). All in all, it’s a pretty damn cool slice of Hawkwind/Floyd space rock.