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SPEGLUN

Eik

 

Symphonic Prog

2.19 | 10 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars I am slightly lost for words here............ How can I describe this album ?

The album starts with a clean cut disco tune. It reminds me a lot about the likes of DAN HARTMAN and CHIC. Not to mention JOHN TRAVOLTA....... Funky stuff. The next song Memories is down the JOE COCKER street. Slow blues in other words with some Canterbury Scene influences (the use of flute). The third song Funky Beat is best described in the title. Funky beat in other words. The fourth song is almost like a FAIRPORT CONVENTION outtake with some Irish jig included. The remaining three songs are jazz meets the Canterbury Scene, Krautrock and the Fusion scene. Symphonic prog ? Not an ounce and not a second. This album feels more like a compilation album than an album by one band or one artist.

The quality is OK. I am not won over by any of the stuff. Both Stormy Monday and Funky Beat is cringe-worthy listening. The last three tracks are good though. Nice, warm jazz/fusion with guitars and organs. But too little, too late.

It is almost impossible to describe this album others than it reflects the 1970s with all it's good and bad things. Collectors only, I am afraid.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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