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3.30 | 54 ratings

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3 stars The Danish symphonic prog rock band Ache released their debut album De Homine Urbano in 1970 and in 1971 their second album Green Man was released. The style from the debut album was continued. The only change is that Green Man consists of shorter songs and not long epics like on De Homine Urbano.

The music is organ driven like many other early seventies prog rock albums. Equatorial Rain starts the album off with some very simplistic vocal melody lines but the song has many good instrumental parts. This is the way most of the album sounds. There are no deviations from the style. Maybe that should be Acheīs reworking of The Beatles We Can Work It Out/Workin' which is by far the worst song here. The quality in the compositions are generally very good though.

The musicians are very good and itīs a joy listening to them play. Finn Olafssonīs guitar solos have to be mentioned as they are great but I also enjoy Glen Fisherīs drum playing a lot.

The production from the in Denmark Famous Johnny Reimer is very good and it brings out the best in the music. Johnny Reimer is mostly known in Denmark for being the father of the Smerfs and being an entertainer in the light pop/ rock scene in Denmark.

I prefer Green Man over Acheīs debut but I will still only give it 3 stars. Itīs 3 big stars though. I canīt be more patriotic than that.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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