Header

HORA NATA

Banzai

Symphonic Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Banzai Hora Nata album cover
3.17 | 28 ratings | 7 reviews | 14% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy BANZAI Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. You Always Like An Entree? (2:13)
2. Try (7:44)
- a. Hopeful Strive
- b. Step By Step
- c. Find The Way
3. Obelisk (11:06)
- a. Like A Stalagmite
- b. Hora Nata
- c. Stalagtites In My Jam
- d. Wet The Ropes
4. Hattrick (7:32)
- a. My First Hot-pants
- b. Kick And Rush
- c. The Final And The Third Game
5. Three Magicians (part 1) (12:13)
- a. Once
- b. Theme Of The Rainbow
- c. Bermst
- d. WeŽll Bring You The Sun

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:
6. Hora Nata (2:58)
7. Good Morning Life (3:44)
8. We're So Sorry (3:06)
9. Be Careful Now (3:26)
10. Talking About My Love (3:07)
11. On The Rocks (3:01)

Total Time: 60:10

Lyrics

Search BANZAI Hora Nata lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search BANZAI Hora Nata tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Torfs / keyboards, vocals
- John MC O / guitars
- Ludwig Kemat / percussion, alto saxophone
- Evert Verhees / bass, vocals
- Erry Foix / drums, percussion

Releases information

LP Pseudonym CDP 1026 DD (1974)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to Joolz for the last updates
Edit this entry

BANZAI MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy BANZAI Hora Nata Music


Hora NataHora Nata
Limited Edition · Import · B-sides included · Extra tracks
Pseudonym
Audio CD$27.07
$128.26 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
CELTIC FROST TO MEGA THERION BANZAI CANADIAN CASSETTE SUPER RARE MINT CONDITION US $9.99 [0 bids]
4h 59m
Salvador Dominguez - Sangre en la Arena - RARE '92 cd Banzai Tarzen OOP US $50.00 [0 bids]
6h 29m
Guns N Roses - Banzai Live in Tokyo 1992 2 CD Set US $10.00 [1 bids]
8h 26m
Banzai Beats [EP] - Cat Rapes Dog - electro industrial US $6.00 Buy It Now 9h 37m
BANZAI PLAINS " I'LL TAKE MY CHANCES " BLUE TIME SEALED!! US $3.99 [0 bids]
11h 15m
AGGRESSION THE FULL TREATMENT MEGA MEGA RARE BANZAI US $15.50 [4 bids]
12h 21m
CASSETTE TAPE SLAYER HAUNTING THE CHAPEL 1984 BANZAI/METAL BLADE RECORDS CANADA US $11.99 [0 bids]
12h 32m
Megadeth Banzai Canada original Killing Is My Business BRC 1940 vinyl LP US $99.99 Buy It Now 14h 39m
Shubiduba - Shubiduba w.r. - Banzai RAP - Japan CD NEW US $11.99 Buy It Now 21h 11m
BANZAI REPUBLIC - Remember Me - 12" US $19.29 Buy It Now 21h 49m
banzai records anthrax fistful of metal 1984 cassette US $17.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Tigertailz: Banzai! CD 2005 Bonus Track Sanctuary / Castle Music UK CAS 36223-2 US $24.95 Buy It Now 1 day
BANZAI PIPELINE,NEW CD,Before Lightning Strikes US $8.99 Buy It Now 2 days
CASSETTE TAPE SLAYER SHOW NO MERCY 1983 BANZAI/METAL BLADE RECORDS BRC4-1906 US $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
HELLOWEEN - WALLS OF JERICHO LP - rarest orig. BANZAI Records press 1985 - US $49.99 Buy It Now 2 days
HELLOWEEN - WALLS OF JERICHO LP CANADIAN BANZAI BRC 1966 US $46.95 [0 bids]
2 days
VENOM: Canadian Assault vinyl EP Banzai 1984 excellent!! US $26.66 [0 bids]
2 days
CLAUDE MICHEL, ALAIN DELORME, SAM, SAMUEL CAINE, BANZAI JEAN FRANCOIS NM TURKISH US $75.00 Buy It Now 2 days
CLAUDE MICHEL, ALAIN DELORME, SAM, SAMUEL CAINE, BANZAI JEAN FRANCOIS TURKISH PR US $80.00 Buy It Now 2 days
POW WOW - Banzai - Japan CD - NEW J-POP US $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
SLAYER - SHOW NO MERCY (BANZAI RECORDS) CANADIAN CASSETTE US $22.84 Buy It Now 3 days
NASTY SAVAGE (BANZAI RECORDS) Canadian Release US $9.13 [1 bids]
3 days
B'z - BANZAI - Japan - NEW J-POP J-ROCK US $8.50 Buy It Now 3 days
Banzai Hora Nata Belgian prog import US $15.00 [0 bids]
US $20.00 Buy It Now
3 days
HELLOWEEN - MINI LP CANADIAN BANZAI BAM 1010 US $49.95 [0 bids]
3 days
THE WINDOWPAYNES - LOST FRIEND B/W BANZAI PIPEDREAM 7" 45 EP 60S GARAGE REVIVAL US $4.98 Buy It Now 3 days
SKE48 JAPAN VERSION Banzai Venus CD+DVD TYPE A ? US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
27K M- surf The Catalinas banzai washout RIC US $2.25 [2 bids]
3 days
MEGADETH Killing Is My Business CASSETTE Tape 1985 BANZAI Records CANADA Rare US $15.00 [0 bids]
3 days
Kimura Kaela Banzai CD+DVD first press US $9.99 [0 bids]
3 days
PRIMUS - Acid Trip CD - Live Stanhope MS 1993 - Banzai Italy - Rare US $11.49 [2 bids]
3 days
B'z - BANZAI SINGLE ALBUM CD *SEALED* US $5.80 Buy It Now 3 days
IQ "Live Revelation" Prog Rock 2XLP Banzai France Gatefold US $7.99 [1 bids]
4 days
LA SOURIS DEGLINGUEE - BANZAI NEW CD US $18.46 Buy It Now 4 days
LOT OF 2 RARE cassettes Banzai Anthrax Fisful Of Metal Grave Digger Witch Hunter US $14.99 [0 bids]
4 days
ULFULS - Banzai - Japan CD- J-POP - 10Tracks US $15.99 Buy It Now 4 days
SOURIS DEGLINGUEE - BANZAI - NEW CD US $10.00 Buy It Now 4 days
ULFULS - Banzai 10th Anniversary - Japan CD+DVD - NEW US $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Banzai US $4.09 Buy It Now 5 days
GUNS'N'ROSES - BANZAI - 2 CD US $79.99 [0 bids]
5 days
BONANZA BANZAI - Induljon a banzaj 1st LP synth Hungary MINIMAL wave CULT listen US $49.95 Buy It Now 5 days
La Souris Deglinguee - Banzai [CD New] US $12.98 Buy It Now 5 days
BANZAI PIPELINE BEFORE LIGHTNING STRIKES CD US $13.99 Buy It Now 5 days
URUFURUS CD "BANZAI" US $8.99 Buy It Now 5 days
NIAGARA Fall Higher CD EUROPE OBUS BARON ROJO SARATOGA BANZAI PANZER ANGELES DEL US $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
BANZAI-Viva America Japan 7"single US $11.99 Buy It Now 5 days
METAL KILLERS II - COMPILATION LP UK KASTLE KILLERS KKLP 102 ( heavy,speed,33t ) US $129.95 [0 bids]
6 days
BONANZA BANZAI AKOS - 1984 CD Hungarian Depeche Mode US $19.00 Buy It Now 6 days
TIGERTAILZ banzai! CD +BONUS TRACK 2005 Castle/Sanctuary NEW!!! OOP Sleaze/Glam US $35.99 Buy It Now 6 days
La Souris Deglinguee - Banzai CD US $15.79 Buy It Now 6 days
THE PHANTOM SURFERS / BANZAI WASHOUT (1991) Rare 7" SURF MUSIC E.P 5 titles !!! US $11.99 [0 bids]
6 days
SKE48 JAPAN VERSION EP CD BANZAI VENUS ? US $9.99 Buy It Now 7 days
BANZAI PLAINS-I'LL TAKE MY CHANCES BLUE TIME BT-001 NEW SEALED LP US $18.98 Buy It Now 7 days
SKE48 JAPAN Banzai Venus CD+DVD TYPE B A US $12.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Bonanza Banzai - Live CD Pop Rock US $22.56 Buy It Now 7 days
Bonanza Banzai - Compilation CD US $22.56 Buy It Now 7 days
Bonanza Banzai - Induljon A Banzaj CD US $22.56 Buy It Now 7 days
Bonanza Banzai - Regi Es Uj CD Pop Rock US $22.56 Buy It Now 7 days
Bonanza Banzai - Elmondatott CD US $22.56 Buy It Now 7 days
Bonanza Banzai - Jel CD Pop Rock US $22.56 Buy It Now 7 days
zebrahead - MFZB - BANZAI MOTHER F**KER! - Japan DVD! Japan Diary US $24.49 Buy It Now 7 days
Venom - Canadian Assault - Banzai / Neat 1984 - OOP - NM US $20.00 Buy It Now 8 days
VENOM - AT WAR WITH SATAN Vinyl LP - Rarest orig. BANZAI press!!! - US $69.99 Buy It Now 8 days
The Banzai Beach Cafe Band Private Label New England Garage 45rpm US $14.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Wartorn 7" Banzai US $25.00 Buy It Now 9 days
SKE48 JAPAN Banzai Venus CD+DVD TYPE A AA US $12.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Sandii and the Sunsetz LP / Banzai Baby. EMI Japan issu US $6.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Jaguar - Power Games ( Lp - Banzai - BRC 1920 - Metal Rare ) US $39.99 Buy It Now 10 days
banzai records lizzy borden the murderess metal road show 1986 cassette US $17.95 Buy It Now 10 days
banzai records paul dianno's battlezone fighting back 1986 cassette US $22.95 Buy It Now 10 days
Japan POP Girl GROUP SKE48 Banzai Venus Theater Edition CD New with OBI cd1 US $8.54 Buy It Now 10 days
EXITER long live the loud CASSETTE TAPE - SPEED / THRASH / METAL / BANZAI US $18.29 Buy It Now 10 days
Banzai (Soundtrack) by Various Artists US $1.66 Buy It Now 11 days
Luizao & Banzai Maia - De Tarde Vendo O Mar [CD New] US $24.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Banzai - Chinese Kung Fu - Contempo US $74.91 Buy It Now 11 days
Live - Bonanza Banzai New & Sealed CD-JEWEL CASE Free Shipping US $26.98 Buy It Now 12 days
BANZAI CHINESE KUNG FU 7" SINGLE CHEAP US $6.23 Buy It Now 13 days
NASTY SAVAGE nasty savage CASSETTE TAPE - METAL / THRASH / BANZAI US $18.29 Buy It Now 13 days
SOUL.BANZAI.CHINESE KUNG FU.UK ORIG 7".VG US $2.91 Buy It Now 13 days
BANZAI - RUNAWAY - ORIGINAL DISCO 12" US $5.81 Buy It Now 14 days
BANZAI " CHINESE KUNG-FU " UK CONTEMPO EX- COND. US $1.65 Buy It Now 15 days
BANZAI - Chinese Kung Fu / Disco Version- 7" vinyl US $10.47 Buy It Now 15 days
LUIZAO MAIA & BANZAI - DE TARDE VENDO O MAR (IMPORT) NEW CD US $30.66 Buy It Now 15 days
Banzai - CD 1974/1995 - Hora Nata (bonus tracks) US $14.96 Buy It Now 16 days
VOLTAX Fugitive State Of Mind VINYL LP BANZAI IN SOLITUDE SKULL FIST ENFORCER US $18.99 Buy It Now 17 days
HENRY MANCINI - Banzai Pipeline/Rhapsody In Blue (PS) US $31.00 Buy It Now 17 days
CATALINAS: Banzai Washout / Beach Walkin' 45 Oldies US $25.00 Buy It Now 17 days
banzai records w.a.s.p. animal fuck like a beast 1984 record lp heavy metal US $59.95 Buy It Now 17 days
banzai records strike strike 1984 record lp heavy metal promo US $39.95 Buy It Now 17 days
Various Artists - Banzai (Original Soundtrack, 2001) (CD) VGC US $3.76 Buy It Now 17 days
B'Z - Banzai (KOREA) CD *NEW* *OBI* *J-POP* US $5.49 Buy It Now 17 days
Banzai ?- Hora Nata LP 1974 EX Delta Netherlands DG 10.001 US $125.00 Buy It Now 18 days
BANZAI Banzai/Duro y Potente CD Digi Pak ROSA NEGRA MURO ANGELES DEL INFIERNO US $24.99 Buy It Now 18 days
AD-BIRDS - Guitar Tripper - Japan CD-NEW NOBODY BANZAI! US $13.29 Buy It Now 18 days
The Windowpaynes-Lost Friend/Banzai Pipedream 7", new, garage 60's, Get Hip 1996 US $4.00 Buy It Now 19 days
BANZAI - CD - TV SOUNDTRACK US $22.34 Buy It Now 19 days
TIGERTAILZ, BANZAI!, JAPAN, OBI, 1990, ORG, SRCS-5512, SHOTGUN MESSIAH, RARE!!!! US $59.99 Buy It Now 20 days
Unknown Artist Surfs Up! At The Banzai-Pipeline CD US $10.00 Buy It Now 20 days
Various Artists/Banzai Freakbeat - Raw 60's Group Sounds /LP vinyl record/nm US $49.99 Buy It Now 22 days
SANDII AND THE SUNSETZ BANZAI BABY (1986) JAPAN CD DAVID SYLVIAN CA32-1251 US $49.99 Buy It Now 22 days

More places to buy BANZAI music online Buy BANZAI & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for BANZAI DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

BANZAI Hora Nata ratings distribution


3.17
(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
14%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
39%
Good, but non-essential (36%)
36%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)
4%

BANZAI Hora Nata reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
3 stars add another half star really but only for the quality as this is non-essential music but well worth discovering if you are at an advanced state of progressions in prog (are you sure you are following me?). In other words , although quite enjoyable, this album should not be a priority unless you are an old dog like me , lifting stones to see if there are no hidden and forgotten gems under it. It is also such a shame that we must rely on Japanese collectors and labels to see this reprinted on CD using expensive paper for the sleeve.

BANZAI is of the symphonic rock type of Belgian bands and probably one of the better ones. too bad they omly manged this one Lp. This is a real rock'n roll outfit (as was also countrymen Irish Coffee) with real inspirations of Genesis and mostly Yes. Their four long tracks after a short intro are full good arrangements that remind you the two masters but very much rockier sometimes reminding you of Deep Purple or Uriah Heep. There are some real moments on the second and third tracks (suites divided into section , one of those giving its name as the album title), my fave being the fourth track- Hat Trick. The one originality is the inventive percussions (marimbas etc..) that at the times were not the norm

As for the bonus tracks , they are the singles the band released in those years, the first being the title track of the album redone with a string section. Most of the singles are of good quality but they are somewhat different than the album itself. On those singles Banzai manages to sound more like Caravan (circa New Symphonia era) and is rather pleasant. If you must have only one symphonic rock album from belgium , make it this one.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sean Trane (BETA) | Report this review (#31204) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Review by erik neuteboom
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars After releasing CD's from Finch and Kayak the Dutch label Pseudonym Records (their sub- label Transmission released Ayreon) decided to bring out this fine album from Belgium. Fellow reviewer and neighbour Hugues already wrote an extensive review so I keep it shorter. To me Banzai often sounds like early Camel: fluent and pleasant rhythms, a very melodic and harmonic sound and a focus on flowing electric guitarplay and a wide range of keyboards (organ, strings, piano and the famous Moog synthesizer). Except for the short intro (2 minutes), all other 5 songs from the album "Hora nata" (from 1974) are between 7 and 13 minutes. The integration of instruments like the marimba, metalophone, vibes, violins and horns make Banzai sound more original than just in the vein of Camel. The musicians are skilled, the rhythm-section is great, in fact this is a good progrock album from Belgium, including 6 bonustracks (from 1974-75).

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to erik neuteboom (BETA) | Report this review (#51863) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, October 14, 2005

Review by Prog-jester
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars How many more hidden masterpieces 70s Prog has?

Alsmot flawless Symphonic Prog in vein of almost anything you can think of. Wanna YESy harmonies? Take them. GENESIS-like theatrical approach? Here it is. GENTLE GIANTIsh polyrhythmics? Yes, we do have them. Maybe, a bit of FRUUPP attitude? Come on, they even have a bit of DOORS in them (can you imagine a prog jam?)!!! Excellent stuff, recommend to anyone who's in Symphonic Prog and seeks for new obscure oldies. Don't even dare to hesitate - they have sound of their own besides all my comparing efforts, and you won't regret buying this CD. Extremely recommended!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Prog-jester (BETA) | Report this review (#127780) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, July 06, 2007

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Banzai released one of the very few symphonic prog Belgian record. Back in 1974.

Althought the opening number (instrumental) is fully jazz-oriented, the remaining songs will be in the synth style for which they were famous (in Belgium).

The musical introduction of "Try" is rather complex, the complete opposite of the vocal part which is rather simple and a carbon-copy of a tranquil YesSong. Jon's voice being nicely rendered.

If Yes is one source of inspiration while vocals are concerned, Camel is the other one for most of the instrumental parts. "Obelisk" is probably the closest Camel-like song here. Beautiful symphonic music almost all the way through (there will be a minute of improv though). A sweet moment, except during the finale which is quite hard actually. Solid guitar solo and great rhytmic section to back it up. My favourite song of this album.

"Hat Trick" is jazzier. Sax and drumming reminds more KC than anything else but great guitar breaks and soft keyboards will revert the mood to a less aggressive style. Very nice and fully Camel although the keys during the finale seriously remind me of the ones from Jon Lord...

The longest song features great melodies (guitar and keys) and is truely grandiose. Very intense piece of music. Symph prog fans will be transported to heaven while listening to it. The second half offers more diversity (violins, percussions) and more personal vocals. I just wonder why it is called "Three Magicians, Part I"...

If the mix of Camel music and some jazzy flavour is of interest to you, this album might be a good surprise. Not essential but nice to discover.

Three stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#132190) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
2 stars An undistinguished mid 70s symphonic progressive album with some fusion slants. The only unusual aspect is that the band is from Belgium. I hear influences from Nektar, Yes, Genesis, and even snippets of Camel/Focus and Moody Blues especially in the shorter bonus tracks, but this is a pretty longwinded work of generally poorly composed and arranged tracks that happen to be well played, if that makes any sense. Influence and skill do not equal inspiration, and in fact they can cause bands like Banzai to overreach. Because the bonus material consists of shorter less indulgent songs, they are almost better than the original album. From the initial release, the best is "Try", which sounds the most Nektar like. But unless you are a collector of continental symphonic prog, and you don't think Machiavel is worthy enough to represent Belgium, you can steer clear in good conscience.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to kenethlevine (BETA) | Report this review (#163610) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, March 09, 2008

Latest members reviews

3 stars In spite of the influence of YES, GENESIS, FOCUS and CAMEL. BANZAI "Hora Nata" is a disk full of good ideas and empty of ecstasy moments. The good ideas comes in the main themes (almost ever in the begin of the track) wich in the most of times "disembogue" in a long middle section full of a end ... (read more)

Report this review (#283212) | Posted by maryes | Sunday, May 23, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This album is quite wonderful. I must admit I was a little dubious when I saw the cover, with the band dressed in ridiculous makeup and costume, but the music is superb. The arrangements are rich, colourful, and highly textured, with a nice variation of space and density. The band are very pro ... (read more)

Report this review (#31205) | Posted by | Tuesday, May 24, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of BANZAI "Hora Nata"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.42 seconds