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Alter Echo


Symphonic Prog

3.15 | 21 ratings

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4 stars Excellent addition to my prog music collection

Alter Echo is a forgotten swedish band from the late '70's. They released so far a single album in summer of 1979. Musea Records trace this album and re- released it in 1997, now is out of print for some yers. The music Alter Echo playes something between Genesis (trick of the tail era) - Gentle Giant and some elements from their country fellows Kaipa and Atlas. So a mixed bag but the main ingredient is symphonic prog. Now , first time I've listen to this obscure and forgotten treasure I was blown away, realy good album with excelent interplays between musicians. The album is very fluent, the pieces flows one to another in a great manner, without being a concept album or something alike. There are two or thrree instrumental pieces of the highest calibre here, that shows one again that even some obscure bands are capable to creat somthing solid and valuable. Lars Guldbrand the keyboard player is truly amazing. The vocals are in swedish, but fits very well with the up lifting atmosphere and positiv attitude. Only one is sung in english and is similar with Jethro Tull (thick as brick) at least only the biggining of the piece is one on one with JT, only with a diffrent voice. So all in all a great album, very underrated but for sure this band needs to be is the same pantheon with Atlas, Kaipa, and why not to some of the well known bands from the late '70's. Extremly well crafted album with inteligent passages and musicianship of the highest calibre. 4 stars without discussion, one of the best I've heared from Sweden and from entire world from the late'70's.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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