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Eclectic Prog

3.46 | 122 ratings

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3 stars The first album from this short lived British band.

With one leg firmly planted in the British blues-rock tradition, Catapilla takes us on a forty-nine minutes long ride. The basis is blues-rock, but with some added weirdness and progressive melody lines. In this respect, they can be compared to Gnidrolog. But Catapilla's use of bluesy saxophones and other woodwinds instruments in addition to a bluesy female vocals who tries to imitate Janis Joplin without much success, the music only becomes a variation over the theme blues-rock. The guitars and the woodwinds tries to add some progressive colours though. Eclectic, it is.

I am by no means a fan of dirty blues rock. But this album is actually a good album. Mostly because Catapilla visits prog rock and takes some occasional detours into jazz too during this album. The songs are also long with two songs well above the quarter mark. The closing song Embryonic fusion is twenty-four minutes long and takes up half of this album.

I think this album is good and I rate parts of Embryonic fusion as great. But this album is really a strange oddity in the scene and it is not everyone's cup of tea. But I like it.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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