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The Lost Chord
5 stars 9.0/10 Incredible

Spirogyra's second effort is certainly not a perfect album. Why is this album Incredible? Because here we are given the epitome of the Spirogyra sound, if not the all encompassing opus of all acid or pschedelic prog is general. The song is Grandad. This is by far, hands down the greatest achievement on any Spirogyra album...Martin Cockerham reaches the depths of his inner genius and destroys you with this miracle of a song. The album itself continues surrounding this with fantastic music, with some of the best songs by the band and one of their best endings ever on Runaway. Dangerous Dave is a fantastic opener and a great song, and while some of the tracks are less experimental and seem more simple than St. Radigunds, this is almost a calling for the band to lean towards this style. The album, afterall, was the next step in leading to their best album, Bells, Boots and Shambles.

A couple of tracks on here certainly did not strike me as brilliant or truly loveable, but everything here is consistent Spirogyra sound and goodness. Martin Cockerham screamed for me to research him after this one, and I've found a true genius of music throughout. I would love to give this album a masterpiece score just based on Grandad, but then I would have to do the same for alot of albums with one absolutely mind blowing track. The album is amazing, though, as is to be expected from Spirogyra. The masters of the acid folk scene, check this one out.

The Lost Chord | 5/5 |


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