News: Oresund Space Collective will release what I believe is their 22nd (??) proper album Hallucinations Inside The Oracle. Release date is set for October 11.
Location: Copenhagen / Malmo
Overview: Oresund Space Collective are what I'd call a "professional space rock band". They are probably the most accomplished space rock band going today. They certainly are the most prolific, with nearly two dozen albums, and tons more downloadable material. If you're looking to follow a band with a lot of product, then Oresund Space Collective are your band! One of the keys to OSC's success is the size of the group, which allows for many more ideas and possibilities. I also like that OSC is fond of editing and distilling long jams. While I can see a desire to release "whatever we record" (and they do just that for their downloads, which is an excellent compromise), I think it's best to focus on the parts that work. This is exactly what the 70s bands were forced to do in the LP era, and it's a winning formula.
I now only own a fraction of this band's output, and as I write this, only two have notes. Up through about 2011 or so, I'd kept up, but they've really gone into overdrive since then, and I've lost complete touch. In addition, with so much material, some of it is less distinctive than others. For example I've decided to part with my copy of Slip Into the Vortex (2010). It's a fine album, but how much of this do I really need? I dunno. I'll try them all if I can, but will be discerning as well. I can say with certainty though that the first 3 are well worth your time, and then you can decide from there. I'll be adding more reviews as I go.