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PENTADELIA

Albatros

 

Heavy Prog

3.38 | 18 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Gosh....... I am on thin ice when it comes to trying to describe this album. But I hope my review will make others download this album (it is free) and write a more concise review than this one.

Well, Albatros, this band from Spain, is as free spirited as the bird with the same name. They also flies high and wide. Which makes my task here not particular easy.

Ouch........ Well, take a blend of Pink Floyd and Deep Purple. Add some Hawkwind, jazz and in particular; the free spirited Canterbury Scene. Include some Frank Zappa too and....... you are confused now ? Well, download the album and put yourself in my situation. My two braincells is sweating over this album. I do not know what to make out of it, other than calling it a free spirited album which has taken all the best of the progressive rock ethos.

The quality of the material though is very good. The opening two songs 48 and Supernova is brilliant space rock songs in the Hawkwind vein. Then the album dips a bit in form. Some avant-garde nodding off in the Canterbury Scene vein (Matching Mole) is very much evident here. But this album never gets dull. Frankly, you never know what will hit you next from this album. Jazz or harder rock ? Your guess is as good as mine. This makes it a worthy download and I am eagerly awaiting their new album. With Albatros, you never know what they will turn up with. This makes prog rock the scene it is these days. Can I get some more of this, please ?

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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