Lamp Of the Universe is the solo project of Craig Williamson from New
Zealand (we may remember him because he was bassist and vocalist in the
group "Datura"). It is a formidable modern mix of pysch "raga" folk with
spacey rock elements. In its great variety the music offers astonishing
acoustic guitar parts, exotic sitar "raga" scales, "tabla" percussions
and "acid" heavy, bluesy rock guitars. Minimal "drone" bass lines
alternate with fuzzy, sometimes aggressive psychedelic waves. This
rather "cosmic" musical ensemble is without moderation a nice discover.
It is a must for fans of Amon Duul II, Pink Floyd and classical raga
style. The combination between the genres is well defined, providing a
freak out journey throw eastern vibes.
Discography: The Cosmic
Union (2001), Echo in Light (2002), Heru (2005), Earth, Spirit & Sky
(2005), From The Mystic Rays Of Astrological Light (2006), Arc Of
Ascent (2007), Acid Mantra (2009), Transcendence (2013)...
In the following audio we enjoy a very nice song. It has the title "As We Unfold In The Skies"...