Thursday, February 02, 2023

Liquid Visions: Hypnotized 2002


Psychedelic/space rock band LIQUID VISIONS was founded in Berlin at the turn of the year

by Hans-Peter Ringholz (guitar, vocals), Dave Schmidt (aka SULA BASSANA) on bass, Robert Terkhany (guitar, vocals) and drummer Markus Rometsch.

Over the years the band saw a bunch of line-up changes and developed the sound which basically is a

blend of garage/fuzz rock and spacey trips in combination with a lightshow concept when playing live. The band soon started playing gigs. In 1996 besides the remaining Ringholz, Terkhany and Schmidt the crew also featured Alex Bulgrin on vocals, Mike Ostrich (organ) and drummer Wolfgang Seidel.

The eponymous debut album came out another two years later, released on Nasoni Records. The live album 'Endless Plasmatic Childhood Overdose' offering three extended tracks followed in 2000 and

shortly Katja Wolf joined playing organ, theremin and celebrating a blacklight dance-performance with her flourescent painted body to the swirling sounds of the band. The next album 'Hypnotized' (2002) also features Kiryk Drewinski (vocals, guitar) and new drummer Chris Schwartzkinsky. This line-up remained stable until January 2004 when Dave Schmidt left to concentrate on other tasks. He was substituted by Eric Haegert. The same year saw the release of another album called 'From The Cube'. LIQUID VISIONS went into hibernation though, played the last concert so far on New Year's Eve 2004.

Liquid Visions is a band with revolving reincarnations, and to that end, Liquid Visions never seem to

find a concerted musical path, while here on Hypnotized you’ll find their most endearing line up, consisting of:

Hans-Peter Ringholz: vocals, guitar, electric sitar
Dave Schmidt: bass, Fender Rhodes, mellotron
Kiryk Drewinski: vocals, guitar, organ
Chris Schwartzkinsky: drums, percussion
Katja Wolf: theremin

With their own take on psychedelic space rock, Liquid Vision can come across rather noisy, though not unfocused, yet it’s when they settle into material that is a bit slower, more calculated and actually

liquid, as on their ten minute hypnotic masterpiece “Morning Rain,” that you’ll find yourself comfortably couch-bound and ready for the lysergic to kick in.
It’s often seems disingenuous for me to rate an album highly based on a single track, nevertheless, that’s what I’m doing here, as my psychedelic tastes run more to the meandering atmospheric drenched numbers, rather than to the hard hitting edges and jagged cliffs Liquid Vision are know for, and “Morning Rain” offers me all that I’m looking for.

Their aggressive nature on the other songs will certainly be championed by many, because all and all it is quiet good, filled with driving rhythms, sonic solar flares and soaring guitar work that I feel might come off a bit better in a live setting than on your turntable at home.

Liquid Visions – Hypnotized
Label: Sysyphus Records – sysy cd
Format:    CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2002
Genre: Rock
Style: Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock



01. State Of Mind    4:55
02. Waste    4:40
03. Butterflight    7:45
04. Be Lie've    6:50
05. Morning Rain    10:08
06. Paralyzed    15:15

Total Time: 49:33

Flac  Size: 318 MB


  1. Great album !! Thanks for the unknown german band. Unfortunately terrible expensive.

  2. Wow, that's an amazing album! I didn't know this band before. But very rare and hard to find. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  3. This looks interesting and will give it a listen tonight.....many thanks for sharing Kostas.

  4. I´ve seen them live a few times in the ninetees. Some of the best shows. Kyrik is still making music with the WEDGE. Regards! C.