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Automatic Man


Crossover Prog

3.67 | 36 ratings

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4 stars This ultra obscure mid seventies release should be of mild interest to open minded listeners. This is a mashing of many styles and genres that will take several listens to fully appreciate. Crossover Prog is a fine designation as some of the tracks are quite progressive, some of the song names evoke images prevalent in progressive rock, and the cover art sure seems to scream prog. Still, there's a lot of pop, funk, r and b, ambient, electronic, doo wop.......elements that creep in.

While Michael Shrieve's name lends credence to the project, it's Bayete on keys and synths that steals the show. His atmospherics give Automatic Man its sound and enhance its listenability factor.

"My Pearl" "Interstellar Tracking Devices" and "Atlantis Rising I and II" highlight this package.

Fans of obscure prog and classic rock and roll should look in the bargain bin for this one. It's not great but entertaining and interesting for inclined parties.

The cover art should interest as many people as the music.

3.5 rounded up for obscurity sake

Suedevanshoe | 4/5 |


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