Secret Saucer - Tri-Angle Waves. 2009 Salad Farm Studio.
Since we're cooking on space rock bands, why not cover something a little more recent? Secret Saucer are an Ohio based group (not far from Cleveland), who've been around more or less for about 7 years or so. This is their 3rd album, and quite possibly the best of the lot - though they are all remarkably consistent. There's little here you haven't heard before, but a good space rock jam is still exciting to hear, that moment when it all comes together, and the fiery guitar solo sends you over the edge. All the genre's norms are on display here: Swooshing synthesizers, blazing guitars with as many effects applied as possible, constant heavy bass and drums - and with very little attention paid to meter shifting or dynamics... or melody. With Secret Saucer, you're getting exactly what you came for. When you go to In-N-Out Burger, you want a good cheeseburger, not foie gras. And Secret Saucer serves up a mean cheeseburger.
Also, while I'm here - Secret Saucer just released their 4th album called "Four on the Floor".