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BLUE MOTION

Blue Motion

 

Progressive Electronic

3.04 | 8 ratings

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erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer
3 stars The Swish trio Blue Motion is an offshoot from the Swiss formation Circus, known from their acclaimed album Moving'on (1977), notice how many 4 and 5 stars it has gained on this site! After Circus disbanded, the two former members Fritz Hauser (drums and xylophone) and Stephan Grieder (keyboards) formed Blue Motion. Along with keyboard player Stephan Ammann they made an eponymous debut album, this turned out to be there swan song. The music on Blue Motion is a fine blend of jazz, electronic and classic, the focus is on the excellent interplay between the piano (Bösendorfer acoustic - and Fender Rhodes electric piano) and synthesizers. I hear elements from Trace and ELP but in general Blue Motion sounds quite unique, at some moments the organ even sounds a bit psychedelic. The inventive work on the xylophone gives some songs an extra dimension. To me it sounds a bit subdued music but this is a wonderful album, especially if you like keyboard oriented prog.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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