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BLUE MOTION

Blue Motion

 

Progressive Electronic

3.31 | 11 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Blue Motion is a swiss band from late '70's formed around two members from defunct Circus, Fritz Hauser (drums and xylophone) and Stephan Grieder (keyboards). The band released only one album in 1980 selftitled. It was quite a strange ride for me when I heared for the first time this album. From pure elpish atmosphere and blistering keyboards arrangements, to some electronic aproach, make from this album an aquaring taste, for sure. The album has 12 pieces, two of them over 12 min, te rest are all under 3 min. The most intristing is the opening track Stromboli, as the name implies, this track is like a volcano, fast and up tempo keyboards arrangements not far from ELP fame, it would make envy any keyboard player from that period, even in places this pieces and aswell the whole album sound dated. The rest of the pieces are ok, but nothing really intristing, with a psychedelic touch,even some borig moments, only noises without being to expressive or pleasent. A keyboard orientated album in ELP vein or Miklagard from Sweden, nothing over the top, but pleasent most of the time.3 stars, is the best I can give, one of the forgotten bands from late'70's, early '80's. The cover art remind me a lot of Renaissance 1979 album Azure D'or.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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