The Hawkwind Triad album is a fitting tribute to the British band that somehow seems to be simultaneously unheard by the majority of the world's rock listeners, while also one of the most influential psychedelic bands of all time.
The Triad is unique, as it is a set of covers by three separate artists that essentially flows like an album. Each band--Harvestman (Steve Von Till of Neurosis's psych-guitar-based project), Minsk, and U.S. Christmas--approaches these eleven iconic songs with respect, and reinterprets them in a new space and time. This full-length psychedelic feast not only captures the feel of Hawkwind's individual songs, but also that of their classic albums. Even the artwork by Boston artist Thomas Saraceno provides trippy surrealist scenes common to many albums from the '70s.
Most of all, Triad venerates a band that laid a solid foundation for every heavy weirdo band that exists now--as well as for those who will freak out in the future. Do not panic!