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Nebula Risa I / Afternoon Romp / Time For A Change / Odour In Court / Soft Tissue / Old Rabbits Die Hard / A Night In Tunisia / Nebula Risa III / In Your 80’s Dreams / In The Absence Of… / Back To The Storm / Nebula Risa II
Playing time 63 minutes
All titles by Riitala except A Night In Tunisia by Gillespie–Paparelli and In The Absence Of… by Mäkeläinen–Mäkinen–Riitala
On Spaced Out, Jari‘s compositions lean on the traditions but always seem to come out a little bit odd-metered and offbeat to bring out new musical angles to the old views. Jimbo extracts rhythmic punch into the soup from his long hard rock drumming career but also manages to display many other sides, combining nicely into a cohesive whole. Multi-instrumentalist Jari provides bass, keyboards and over half of the guitars while the other half comes from a roster of international guest stars, one more spectacular than the other, consisting of Teemu Mäkelä, Kari Riihimäki, Ilkka Rantamäki and Steve Thornbrugh. Icing on the cake on selected cuts is provided by Bill Lieske on flute, Michael Lake on trombone and Jussi Mäkelä splitting his personality into a full percussion group.
Both Jimbo and Jari obviously have a wicked sense of humour, which demonstrates itself both in the musical compositions, as well as the song titles.
The packaging is a great accompaniment to the music, with insightful notes guiding the listener along the journey. The images used are also stunning, adding to the physical package.
Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys instrumental music based on jazz, but heavy on the fusion element. It is certainly a disc I will return to.Stefan Hennig
“Spaced Out” is a varied yet harmonious album that never sounds dusty or cramped despite a long production time, but creative and fresh. An all around successful debut of the Husos from Finland.Lennart Paul (Google translation)
MWE3.COM (long page, search for IHO)
Building upon the foundations of classic 1970’s Finnish fusion, Intergalactic Huso Orchestra brings the genre up to date with style and passion. IHO boldly goes where no Finnish fusion band gone before.MWE3.com
Ilkka, POhjalainen 26.8.2019
Sen fuusioituneet ainekset syöksähtelevät rockiin, jazziin ja progeen virtuoosimaisin virnistyksin, joten käsijarrulle ei ollut tarvetta.Juha Seitz
Full content in an IHO Facebook post 26-Aug-2019.
Mitään kertakaikkisen pysäyttäviä tähtihetkiä Intergalactic Huso Orchestra ei kenties tarjoa, mutta varsin miellyttävät 64 minuuttia ammattitaitoisesti soitettua hyvän mielen jazzfuusiota.Matti Pajuniemi
On the second song (Afternoon Romp) they remind of their countrymen XL, and on their level they also act on the remaining songs.Jürgen Meurer (Google translation, slightly improved but still clunky)
Full content and translation in an IHO Facebook post 17-Jul-2019.
… it is instead highly enjoyable music, based on really engaging grooves, even in the most technical moments.Rock Impressions (translation)
Progressiver Jazz/Fusion, wie man ihn hören möchte: kreativ, dynamisch, traditionell und doch im modernen GewandHorst-Werner Riedel