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Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Andromeda (5:25)
2. Cosmos Main Road (4:57)
3. Galaxy Of Beauty, Galaxy Of Nightmares (8:05)
4. A World On A Star (4:40)
5. Space Trip (7:33)
6. Rockets (8:27)
7. Silvery Lady Star (4:39)

Total Time 43:46

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Line-up / Musicians


- Peter Schild / hammond organ, piano
- Gunter Steinborn / drums
- Gerry Fleming / bass
- Tony Hendrick / guitar

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3.06
(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
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Review by ozzy_tom
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars "Andromeda" is one those obscure early-prog bands from the beginning of 70s which managed to record only one album and disappeared forever. However while most of such bands were originated from UK or Italy, "Andromeda" is a German formation, but as they sing in English it's difficult to tell what country are they from without checking their roots first.

Anyway I'm really happy to discover their only, self-titled album 'cause it's much more original that I thought I will be. As usual in early 70', music is dominated by blazing Hammond organ sounds, but there is something specific about those guys music that can't be easily categorized. There are elements of heavy prog, jazz-rock, psychedelic rock and even many classical music-inspired symphonic prog moments.

To make things even more interesting, it's hard to tell who were the real band's members as some websites tell that Andromeda was a duo: Peter Schild on keyboards and Gunter Steinborn on drums, while bass player Gerry Fleming and guitarist Tony Hendrick were only session musicians which supported the band during the recordings. But many other websites list Fleming and Hendrick as proper members of the group. Who knows... Even more interesting fact is that there are no credits about vocalist, so we still have no idea who is singing on Andromeda's eponymous LP (maybe additional singer or maybe not?).

Mysteries aside, let's focus on songs presented on their sole record:

1. "Andromeda" - album kicks off with one the best songs which perfectly mixes organ-based hard rock with 60'-like psychedelic vocals. If you like organ sounds (like me), you will surely fall in love with "Andromeda" from the first sight, however I have to admit that vocals are a bit strange here. Somehow they often seem off-key for me. But don't worry, as the music is mainly driven by furious organ-work of Peter Schild. Many fantastic Hammond soloing (backed by rhythmic piano) of this musician here.

2. "Cosmos Main Road" - surprisingly "Cosmos Main Road" starts with extended Grand piano section. Very beautiful, classical sounding fragment. But in the middle of the track music evolves and goes back to typical rocking approach (with another couple of good organ solos and so-so vocal sections).

3. "Galaxy Of Beauty, Galaxy Of Nightmares" - is probably the weakest song on the album. For the most part it's an up-beat, easy-listening pop-rock composition with happy-sappy piano beat and repetitive lyrics. The only truly redeeming factor are those strange, church style fragments with choir-singing.

4. "A World on a Star" - just like "Cosmos Main Road", this song also starts with symphonic-sounding piano introduction. Later it develops into haunting quasi-ballad with mellow organ layers and melodic piano lines. To some extend it reminds me of Vanilla Fudge's "Season of the Witch". Similarly creepy atmosphere. Great slow-mowing, spacey organ solo here too.

5. "Space Trip" - Andromeda comes back to harder style here. "Space Trip" is at first driven by massive Hammond chops and passionate (however still not always adequate) vocals. Unfortunately soon it evolves into an extended drum solo. Gunter Steinborn is certainly a good musician and he ads some fine, spacey effects to this performance...but it's still only drum solo and drum solos are usually dull and tiresome after 1st minute or so... Thankfully for the last minute of the track organ and vocals come back, but I'm afraid it's too late to save the day.

6. "Rockets" - this one is the longest composition on the album - and along with self-titled song - it's the best one. Just like "A World on a Star", it has some haunting, ominous fragments but "Rockets" also include faster moments with finally better-sounding vocals and as always ever-present Hammond organ riffs and solos. Track finishes with great, frenetic keyboards solo performance of Peter Schild. Raw and wild!

7. "Silvery Lady Star" - the last song dangerously ventures into psych-pop territory. It has a nice classic-tingled piano intro and ballad-style singing at first, but later comes the refrain with it's "Silvery Lady Star!" lyrics, cheesy brass section and clumsy female backing vocals. To entirely bad, but I could image a better ending for this rather satisfying record.

All in all, "Andromeda" presented couple of very good compositions here. Peter Schild surely confirmed that he had rather good knowledge of different styles of organ playing (from jazz, through rock to classical) and he knew where to find competent musicians to back him up (however I have to admit that Tony Hendrick's guitar is largely inaudible). Maybe it isn't a "white crow" which should be immediately chased by all prog-rock fans, but it's definitely a minor classic.

Fans of organ-led rock from the beginning of 70s (like Bram Stoker, Rare Bird, Twogether, Still Life, Murphy Blend, Gli Alluminogeni etc.), will find quite much to enjoy here.

Best tracks: "Andromeda" & "Rockets".

Solid 4 stars from ozzy_tom

Review by Conor Fynes
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars 'Andromeda' - Andromeda (33/100)

For every progressive rock album that has since been immortalized in the rose-tinted pantheon of the classics, there are uncountable numbers of records that seem to have been forgotten. Occasionally, a lesser-known album from the '70s turns out to be a gem, and I'm left to speculate why the band ever made it bigger than they did. Of course, this rarely proves to be the case. While genres of 'art' music tend to revere obscurity as if it were a badge of authenticity, a band like Andromeda proves that some of the bands that have been forgotten, were probably best left that way.

Not to be confused with the British (and considerably better) Andromeda from the UK, this German space-kraut-psych-pop act was a flash in the pan, popping up for a single record and disappearing shortly thereafter. The band's short-lived career seems to have afforded them a level of mystique towards some prog and krautrock afficionados, though I have little idea what they see in the music itself. Andromeda offers material ranging from bad to baseline decency. Although there are some promising concepts here, Andromeda are too unfocused, too unrefined to make a lasting impression.

Progressive rock wouldn't be taking into full swing for another year or so; it's safe to say that Andromeda's style is pretty indicative of many bands in 1969-70. Andromeda are very rooted in late '60s psychedelic traditions, but there is the sense that they mean to amp up their sound. A think organ largely takes the place of the guitars, pop structures are filled out with jam-centered instrumentation, and there are moments where the band's performance (particularly Gunter Steinborn's drumwork) is busier than traditional psychedelia. Andromeda is well-intentioned in their psych-pop, but neither the songwriting or execution are particularly good. At their best, Andromeda's sleepy, space-obsessed tunes are pleasantly atmospheric- "Galaxy of Beauty, Galaxy of Nightmares", "A World on a Star" and "Rockets" all offer a pop-mediated take on space rock.

Andromeda don't fare nearly as well when they go for a more driven approach. The title track, "Andromeda" is one of the least appealing songs I've heard in a while, with cringe- inducing vocals whose only saving grace is that subsequent songs clearly learn from their mistake. "Silvery Lady Star" is the poppiest piece here, but the whiny brass-tinged chorus and underwhelming performance fall short every time. I am partial towards "A World On A Star", but the truth is that none of these songs are well- written. Steinborn's drums have a strong punch to them, but Andromeda's instrumentation usualy sounds halfway between promising and amateurish. Some of Peter Schild's Hammond freakouts during "Cosmos Main Road" have been thinking he might be a solid keyboardist, but the poorly mixed keyboards and downright queasy organ tone make it a tough sell at best.

Andromeda is ultimately a forgettable album by a troubled band. I would commend the sneaky insertion of the female breasts onto their cover art, but the cover itself is so damned bad that I can't bring myself to support it. We'll never know whether subsequent releases from Andromeda would have seen them rise out of their rut. Suffice to say, it's not a wonder that will keep me awake at night.

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