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Schicke & Führs & Fröhling


Symphonic Prog

3.53 | 61 ratings

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3 stars "Sunburst" is the 2nd full-length studio album by German progressive rock act Schicke, Fürhs & Fröhling. The album was released through Brain Records in 1977. "Symphonic Pictures (1976)" was to my ears a really well played, well produced and well composed progressive rock album and fortunately "Sunburst" more or less continues down the same path.

The music is fully instrumental and features a semi-jazzy rythm section, vintage synths/keyboards in spades and some nice guitar playing too. There´s a mellow and ambient atmosphere to the procedings, but there are also more dark and dramatic moments on the album like some of the parts in "Troja". The album is well produced featuring a warm and organic sound production and paired with some excellent musicianship "Sunburst" comes off as a quality release. Some of the compositions are slightly shallow/forgettable (as an example I don´t particularly find the ambient and repetitive nature of "Artificial Energy" that exciting), but when Schicke, Fürhs & Fröhling shine, they shine brightly.

I prefer "Symphonic Pictures (1976)" to "Sunburst", but "Sunburst" is still a great album in it´s own right and a 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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