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US act WINDOW was a 70's outfit that was active for a seven year long spell in San Francisco's Bay Area. They were primarily a live unit, but the quartet of Douglas Lichterman (guitars, vocals), David Pinsky (drums, percussion, vibes, vocals), Joseph Jacobs (guitars, flute, piano, vocals) and Stephen O'Hara (bass, vocals) also managed to record one album before the band called it a day: The Empyreal Ballet, issued on Cottage Records in 1978.

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3.68 | 9 ratings
The Empyreal Ballet

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 The Empyreal Ballet by WINDOW album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.68 | 9 ratings

The Empyreal Ballet
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Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars This is actually a very fun album. The style reminds me a bit of Steely Dan, a mixture of pop sensibilities and jazz chops, but with more prog, and without the New York hipster posing. The vocals sound a bit like The Manhattan Transfer (if The Manhattan Transfer wasn't quite so middle of the road). It's the harmonies and exuberance that bring about the comparison.

The music, as I said, is very jazzy, with lots of fine horn and string arrangements. Sometimes it gets a bit theatrical sounding, but that works with this band. The only low note is the last track, Like It or Not, an instrumental that sounds like a late seventies disco fusion piece.

 The Empyreal Ballet by WINDOW album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.68 | 9 ratings

The Empyreal Ballet
Window Crossover Prog

Review by gr8dane

3 stars Quite a nice little album this one.If you like brass rock a la Chicago,Blood Sweat and Tears,If and Lighthouse and such bands, you should eat this one up for sure.They do have a unique sound of their own never the less .A bit more prog than those bands I mentioned here and a less brassy. Vocals may be a bit weak but instrumentation is top notch with the guitar standing out.

There are a couple off odd songs out, but that does not ruin the grand picture here.So if you can track this one down,it's a tasty little bit of brass prog rock fer shure.Eat it up.

Somewhere between 3 and 4 *s easy

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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