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Birth Control


Heavy Prog

3.69 | 174 ratings

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3 stars Birth Control streamline their sound to the progressive rock of mid 70's + other influences. The title track has some disco-influenced beat but thankfully, the majority of the song veers towards rock with Hammond runs, raw guitar and ARP.

Singing is an acquired taste as it sounds raw and not messy; moreover the vocals have a slightly operatic colour in echoes. Harmonies sound slightly more professional to me. Band strength, is however, in the instrumental power; less in the compositional area. Rare jazzy moments are underlined by saxophone.

My favourite tracks is "My mind" due to its enigmatic start and symphonic atmosphere -> acoustic & electric guitars, organ, violin and extended moog solo in the end. Still, the band clearly put more stress on live sound rather than sophisticated composition.

Rocking "Rockin' Rollin' Roller" has a catchy moog-guitar motive and piano led sung part.

The apalling last track "This song is just for you" with cried out male vocals and slick female vocals is a disappointment to be found here, although the instrumental part is quite good.

A non-essential album which has its strength and weaknesses.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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