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Raw Material

 

Eclectic Prog

3.24 | 34 ratings

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Agemo
3 stars Raw Material is often compared to Van Der Graaf Generator. This is not a bad comparison, since both bands made doomy progressive music with an important role for the saxophone. Differences are the more prominent guitar parts in the music in Raw Material and the songwriting of Raw material was not as outstanding as VDGG's.

The whole of the album consists of decent early, jazz influenced progressive music. Most notable for the VDDG reference in Raw Material's music is the opener Ice Queen. The basis of this track is the riff of the Van Der Graaf Generator track Killer. This could be the reason this is the most notable track of the album. The second track is a more easy flowing track. Insolent Lady is mainly an acoustic track. The two shorter tracks are straightforward rockers. The album ends with the long Sun God. It sounds very much like Pink Floyd and has a few good moments.

If only the vocals were a bit better this would be a four star album. Now it remains a good example of early seventies prog, but not outstanding.

Agemo | 3/5 |

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