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3.68 | 156 ratings

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3 stars This album reminds me on the good memories of the seventies when I was learning about rock music with bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Mahogany Rush, SNAFU, Ursa Major, Tea (Germany classic rock band), ELP, Trapeze, Golden Earring, Osibisa, El Chicano (hey, where is this band now? Any of you know it?), Greenslade. And, looking at the line-up, I though this band would sound like ELP but it's not. The music is basically a kind of hard rock with some proggy touch here and there.

Song like "Black sheep in the family" (3:36) is a hard rock stuff combined with pop music. While "Post war Saturday echo" (9:42) is a blues-based music combined with the soul of seventies classic rock style, using piano and organ as main rhythm section. "Good Lord knows" (2:54) is a mellow track with melodic style. "Up on the ground" (7:08) is a nice organ-drenched music with good singing style. "Gemini" (5:54) is a rocker with straight forward structure featuring good singing in the vein of Trapeze or Lucifer's Friend with nice breaks and excellent piano / organ work. "Make up your mind" (8:44) is like Deep Purple music especially the singing style of John Gustafson which is a resemblance of Ian Gillan. Peter Robinson's keyboards is similar with those used by Jon Lord. In the middle of the track the band explores their music into a more aggressive use of keyboards that makes the arrangement is more explorative in nature. It's a great prog touch here. I really enjoy it. "Laughing tackle" (10:35) is another great composition with soaring organ work that would satisfy those of you who love Hammond organ, like me. It's a great concluding track.

Overall, it's a very good album to add into your prog collection. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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