A World Out Of Time is Eternal Tapestry's second full-length record of the year and within minutes it's clear that they're taking us on a pretty epic journey, once again. Starting with the fittingly named, twelve minute wig-out 'When I Was In Your Mind', it's clear that this is an album that requires your full attention. That being said, despite its hefty duration, the track is far from dense. Where a lot of recent 70s tinged psychedelia is deep, moody and layered; 'When I Was In Your Mind' is surprisingly cheery in mood and light on the ear, relatively speaking. By no means does the funkier than average guitar line mean that the Eternal Tapestry come up short when compared to more heavyweight psychedelic acts. If anything it sets them apart and provides a welcome diversion from the norm.

Moving the funky guitar aside, 'Alone Against Tomorrow' introduces a lead guitar line reminiscent almost of the West African vibes of Tinariwen. It's all rather abstract, yet constantly underpinned by a pulsating bass line and off-kilter groove. The same is true for the rest of the album. 'The Weird Stone' is indeed weird, and they were most likely stoned when recording it. As the guitars jangle and the drums shuffle, the result is hypnotic as the band lure you willingly along.

As of 'Apocalypse Troll', the journey takes a detour via prog, and riffs. Prog, in this sense, and riffs are good things. Thus 'Apocalypse Troll' is a good song. The drums loosen up, the guitars start firing all over the place. It's great stuff; of this there is no doubt. This morphs into 'Gravity Falls', which follows a similar pattern, albeit with little to no obvious structure. Once again though it's encapsulating and also vaguely reminiscent of Frank Zappa's Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar album, which is a good thing.

As 'The Currents Of Space' fades out, the seemingly endless jamming abruptly ends and an unexpected intruder in the shape of stripped back acoustic folk guitar confronts us. What on earth is going on? Then there's a man singing. A man singing words. This is most uncouth. Alas, 'Sand Into The Rain' is a lovely, simple song that brings the record to a surprisingly fitting close.

A World Out Of Time is an apt name for this record. It's pretty much impossible to try and pin it down to one particular time period. Although the 70s would be the obvious decade to jump to, it's far from that simple. The lack of vocals especially result in their being very few concrete similarities, but a wide, erratic splattering of sound bites that bring to mind all manner of artists and genres. All in all, A World Out Of Time is just that; a world out of time that you'll definitely want to visit again, if not all the time… and a lot of people probably won't want to come with you.