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3.76 | 22 ratings | 3 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bluegaloo (6:25)
2. Woodchurch Sorceress (1:50)
3. Kokt Tvätt (5:51)
4. The Nard Finished Third (7:08)
5. Equator (5:51)
6. Third Meter Stroll (6:40)
7. The Visitor (9:54)

Total Time 43:39

Line-up / Musicians

- John Gustavsson / bass
- Barry De Souza, Ola Brunkert / drums
- Björn J:son Lindh / flute, piano
- Janne Schaffer / guitar
- Pete Robinson / keyboards
- Malando Gassama, Ola Brunkert / percussion
- Barry De Souza / trumpet

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CBS 80536

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ABLUTION Ablution ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(68%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars This is an excellent Jazz Rock album out of Sweden although this rather large seven piece band includes three guys from the UK. I like the picture of the guys on the back cover. Two of the Brits John Gustafson(bass) and Peter Robinson(electric piano, clavinet, synths and organ) come from the heavy band QUATERMASS while the other is Barry De Souza out of London on trumpet and drums. The legendary Bjorn J:Son is here on flute, electric piano and percussion.

Man this is such an impressive album to listen to. Mostly uptempo with outstanding musicians playing complex arrangements. A lot of percussion on here along with some incredible bass and drum work while the flute, guitar and electric piano often solo over top. Some exceptions are the short "Woodchurch Sorceress" which is haunting with experimental sounds and sparse flute. And the longest track and closer "The Visitor" is also haunting to a lesser degree as it trips along with some flute and a relaxed sound. Headphone music right here. "Third Meter Stroll" is all about the beats and bass. Love that bass. Favourite tracks are "Bluegaloo" the opener with some funk and flute leading the way. Lots of percussion sounds then the guitar solos after 2 minutes. The other top song for me is "Equator" with that powerful sound and insane flute. Some cool sounding guitar expressions and electric piano too.

Just a very well played album with tons going on most of the time. The bass player would go on to play with Ian Gillan band and Roger Glover while the keyboardist went to BRAND X.

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3 stars This obscure seven-piece band cut their sole album in Sweden, 1974, John Gustafson (bass) and Pete Robinson (Keybords) were two Englishmen that had worked together earlier in the UK prog rock trio Quatermass (1970). Ablution plays a very average kind of jazz-rock fusion that can't stick into my min ... (read more)

Report this review (#1258181) | Posted by PROGNATURE BEAST | Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Review Permanlink

4 stars After Sonic Youth's Washing Machine, comes Ablution (cover art joke, laughter please). Ahhh, the swedish music. From Ace of Base to Entombed, from ABBA to Dan Swano projects, I love it. This is Ablution first and last. This isn't a miss. Otherwise, a great jazz/fusion full filled with g ... (read more)

Report this review (#963381) | Posted by VOTOMS | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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