Oresund Space Collective - s/t. 2005 Transubstans.
Oresund Space Collective is probably the most accomplished space rock band going today. They certainly are the most prolific, with 8 CDs already out and 2 more on the way for later in 2011. As I mention below, 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", 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.
In 2007 I wrote on my former website: "I can’t seem to get enough of the Transubstans label, who are discovering new quality groups at an alarming rate. Oresund Space Collective are yet another Scandinavian space rock crew, who revel in the art of the groove and the jam, and eschew any kind of arty pretension. Large ensembles are the way to go when performing this kind of exploratory music, and OSC deliver all kinds of personnel and instrumentation. A true international bunch, in that their very name is the bridge between Denmark and Sweden (plus one American)."
Having now heard 6 further albums from the group, I'd say the debut is probably the weakest of the bunch, and that's not a criticism. They've improved greatly, and yet in the end, I seem to enjoy them all the same. An all around excellent band if space rock is your passion.