Is there anything that screams "1970s hard rock" more than the sound of a Hammond organ? It's the use of that instrument, plus some mighty big riffs and singer Suzanne's huge voice, that makes Space in Time sound so epic in a classic Deep Purple/Black Sabbath/Jethro Tull/insert-your-own-'70s-rockers way. The band didn't start out with a female vocalist, but Suzanne adds distinction to what might have been an all-too-familiar style. See for yourself, with this video of the song "Clean Slate" from March's Open Music Session, the free monthly entertainment-filled party at Denver's Open Media Foundation.
(In addition to the Open Media Sessions, public access TV, and its community classes and programs, the Open Media Foundation is running a Kickstarter to launch Denver's only public access radio station.)
Listen to more of Space in Time's music library and download and remix with the stems of the band's Open Music Session songs below.
"Cheating Death" offers further proof that Suzanne can wail with the best of them, and that the band has tunes to rival latter-era Deep Purple and most of Hawkwind's output. Meaty and chunky, much like a good stew, Space in Time gave a great account of themselves with these sessions.
About Open Music Sessions: Every month, Westword joins Open Media Foundation and Greater Than Collective to bring you Open Music Sessions: A video series aimed at introducing people to bands and providing context for their music. Every First Friday, we bring a band to the Open Media Foundation studio at Seventh and Kalamath and record a live performance. In addition to broadcasting the show live on the Denver Open Media TV stations (Comcast channels 56, 57 and 219), we edit the clips for certain songs, which you can find at westword.com. You'll also find additional information about the band and the recordings of individual instruments on select songs, which you are welcome to download in order to create remixes or simply to learn more about the way the music is constructed.
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