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A group originating in Dusseldorf. The von Baksay's escaped from Hungary in 1956 and settled in Dusseldorf. The band Dom came into existence in 1969 and performed live at Cream Cheese, the city's leading club for rock music. Their private pressing Edge Of Time was recorded in 1972 at the Neubauer studio. Featured on the album were four long and mostly instrumental tracks.
It was an interesting melange of psychedelic, cosmic and folk music in a rather dark and low key meditative atmosphere. "Introitus" (8:50) opened the album in an almost spooky way with acoustic guitars, flute and hand percussion. Later in the track an organ created a spirited mood akin to the vintage Pink Floyd's "Cirrus Minor". "Silence" (8:46) was a sinister trip into deep space with organ, unintelligible voices, acoustic guitar, electronic effects and flute. "Edge Of Time" (9:01) sounded as if Kalacakra and Tangerine Dream jammed together out in space. The spoken lyrics of the track summarize the trippy mood of the whole album:
"You will meet me there
at the edge of time
the fire-sea licking my feet
gas and damp, wind and rain,
snow, heat, waters, ice and pain
damned souls cry "forgiveness!"
the past will be future and future will be past
not one thing in our world that will ever last
only you and me
until eternity shall that spirit
one containing two
wander through space and peace we knew"
(From "Edge Of Time")
"Dream" (9:33) concluded the album much like the quiet parts of Floyd's "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" and "Quicksilver". Edge Of Time is unreservedly recommended for all fans of the early Pink Floyd (ca. 1968-69) and Tangerine Dream (ca. 1971-75) style, but I'm afraid it's hard to find. By the way, "Dom" was the groups reference name for an acid trip that lasted for two days.