Photo: Simon Marshall

Photo: Simon Marshall

After a cursory listen to their debut album, it was unsurprising to discover that instrumental four-piece Forbidden Planet were guided by a maxim commonly associated with the spiritual philosophy of Thelema – “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law”. In From the Bedroom to Oblivion: Two Decades of Obscurity, the band showcases flawless technique while adopting a philosophical vision that isn’t uncommon to bands of the progressive rock genre.

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Take a listen to ‘A Fine Line’, where the band uses Bela Lugosi’s deliriously surreal monologue in Ed Wood’s ‘Glen or Glenda’ as leverage to launch into a more dramatic arrangement – complete with ambient backing keys and heavy, yet vibrant guitars.


Forbidden Planet’s album From the Bedroom to Oblivion is now available on the following platforms: Bandcamp | iTunes | Spotify

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