Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

PRISMA

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Germany


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prisma picture
Prisma biography
Not much is known about this obscure German outfit. Wielding a psychedelic heavy rock not unlike their contemporaries Jane, Prisma recorded this album in front of a live audience in their hometown of Karlsruhe 1977. A strong rhythm section with soaring guitar leads and some bubbly Hammond organ simmering away underneath, this band may not have been reinventing the wheel, but they rock like the proverbial bat out of hell.

The group consisted of Sabine Schäfer (keyboards), Juan "Bully" Aust (keyboards, vocals), Michael Weiler (guitar), Manfred Grötzinger (bass) and Werner Kühn (drums).

Reissued as vinyl only in 2007 by Red Lounge Records

PRISMA Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to PRISMA

Buy PRISMA Music


70 Anos Peerless Una Historia Musical70 Anos Peerless Una Historia Musical
Warner Music Latina 2003
$11.60
$11.59 (used)
You Name ItYou Name It
CD Baby 2012
$20.46
$16.56 (used)
Prisma - Con Las Alas Rotas/En Solo Dos Dias - 7Prisma - Con Las Alas Rotas/En Solo Dos Dias - 7" Vinyl 45 Record
Fabrica De Discos Peerless, S.A.
$8.00 (used)
Prisma - Si Es Cierto Que Te Vas/Si Te Perdiera - 7Prisma - Si Es Cierto Que Te Vas/Si Te Perdiera - 7" Vinyl 45 Record
Peerless
$10.00 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
New moving soul Minami Kuribayashi Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei CD Japan USD $34.22 Buy It Now 8h 46m
PRISMA | Tomalo tomalo Quiereme otra vez | LP VG+ | PEERLESS/MSTV4006-1 USD $2.46 Buy It Now 14h 38m
PRISMA -PIEL A PIEL / DAME LA MANO- 1988 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 41m
PRISMA -YA ME PEGO EL AMOR / NO TE VAYAS- 1983 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 41m
PRISMA -VENGANZA DE AMOR / LIBERAME- 1982 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 41m
PRISMA -QUIEREME OTRA VEZ / VETE- 1979 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 41m
PRISMA -TOMALO,TOMALO / TRISTE FANTASIA- 1985 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 41m
PRISMA -ENTRE TRES AMORES / CON EL- 1987 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 41m
PRISMA -TE LO VAN DICIENDO / SOLOS TU Y YO- 1983 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 48m
PRISMA -DE COLOR ROSA / MAS VALE AHORA- 1986 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 48m
PRISMA -CON LAS ALAS ROTAS / EN SOLO DOS DIAS- 1983 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 48m
PRISMA -DESCUBREME / REALIZATE- 1980 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 48m
PRISMA -TARDE / ENCONTRARTE AMOR- 1980 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 48m
PRISMA -HASTA LA ETERNIDAD / SI ES CIERTO QUE TE VAS- 1985 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 48m
PRISMA -MI QUERIDO AMOR / SILENCIO- 1982 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 48m
PRISMA -HIJO DE LA MALA VIDA / Y ME DEJAS IR- 1984 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 48m
PRISMA -ESAS COSAS DEL AMOR / QUIERO TENERTE- 1981 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 18h 54m
[CD] Radio CD Fate/ kaleid liner Illya to Kuro no Prisma Night Zwei! NEW USD $35.77 Buy It Now 1 day
[CD] TV Anime Fate/ kaleid liner Illya to Kuro no Prisma Night 2wei! Sound Track USD $44.03 Buy It Now 1 day
TWO BY TWO Yumeha Kouda Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei CD Japan LACM-14262 USD $40.00 Buy It Now 1 day
New ChouCho starlog Anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya OP CD Japan USD $40.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Prisma Los Originales 2 En 1 New Nuevo Sealed USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CD TV Anime "Prisma Illya 3rei!!" OP Theme Song "Asterism" / ChouCho w/Track No. USD $26.42 Buy It Now 1 day
CD ChouCho / "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya the Movie: Sekka no Chikai" Theme S USD $20.19 Buy It Now 1 day
PRISMA | Desde la intimidad | Ya se que no eres para mi | Y me prometias LP VG+ USD $9.52 [0 bids]
2 days
The Poodles - Prisma (NEW CD) USD $15.62 Buy It Now 3 days
The Poodles - Prisma [CD] USD $15.56 Buy It Now 3 days
REA GARVEY - PRISMA [SUPER DELUXE EDITION] * USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $15.72 Buy It Now 3 days
REA GARVEY - PRISMA [SUPER DELUXE EDITION] * NEW CD USD $19.06 Buy It Now 3 days
PRISMA 16 grandes exitos LP USD $3.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Prisma - You Name It [New CD] USD $30.57 Buy It Now 4 days
New Asterism ChouCho Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei OP CD Japan LACM-14514 USD $40.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Dances from Bohemia and Hungary (Ensemble Prisma) (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $14.92 Buy It Now 4 days
PRISMA | Prohibido | Me regale contigo | Con las ganas me quede - Sueños| LP VG+ USD $10.16 Buy It Now 4 days
PRISMA | Se me canso el corazon | Hijo de la mala vida | LP SEALED NEW USD $17.16 Buy It Now 4 days
Kaija Saariaho: Prisma; Private Gardens, New Music USD $20.18 Buy It Now 4 days
PAULINHO DA VIOLA: Prisma Luminoso LP (brazil, '83, tag oc, promo stamp ol, w/ USD $20.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Prisma " Se me canso el corazon" Hijo de la mala vida" IMPORT LP LOOK USD $9.95 Buy It Now 4 days
POODLES-PRISMA-JAPAN CD F83 USD $26.50 Buy It Now 5 days
Poodles - Prisma (Vinyl Used Like New) USD $22.78 Buy It Now 5 days
Daniel Gir-n-Prisma CD NEW USD $17.75 Buy It Now 5 days
Prisma - CD - Contact? (1999) ... USD $9.68 Buy It Now 5 days
REA GARVEY - PRISMA [DELUXE EDITION] * USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $15.64 Buy It Now 6 days
REA GARVEY - PRISMA [DELUXE EDITION] * NEW CD USD $20.87 Buy It Now 6 days
Prisma String Trio-Voyage CD NEW USD $24.51 Buy It Now 6 days
PRISMA - Same ( LP - Holland 1980 - Obscure Private - Symphonic Prog Killer ) USD $33.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Los Originales Prisma USD $15.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Paulinho da Viola - Prisma Luminoso [New CD] USD $17.39 Buy It Now 6 days
1969 PRISMA MUSICAL 1970 CODISCOS SA PELDAR, BEATLES, NICK DE CARO, GEORGE JUVIN USD $9.99 [0 bids]
6 days
Paulinho da Viola - Prisma Luminoso [New CD] USD $18.07 Buy It Now 6 days
Prisma - Si Es Cierto Te Vas / Si Te Perdiera 7" Mint- Vinyl 45 BRT-511 Mexico USD $10.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Prisma - Con Las Alas Rotas / En Solo Do Dias 7" VG+ Vinyl 45 Peerless 12081-1 USD $8.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Prisma - CD - **Mint Condition** USD $46.49 Buy It Now 6 days
New StylipS Prism Sympathy Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya ED CD Japan LACM-14112 USD $26.30 Buy It Now 7 days
V.A Exitos y Estrellas | Los Babys, Los Freddys, Anamia, Prisma | LP SEALED NEW USD $6.66 Buy It Now 7 days
Prisma - Se Me Canso El Corazon Lp NM 20131006 sexy cheesecake USD $8.49 Buy It Now 7 days
Prisma - Venganza De Amor Lp Ex 20170305 Latin Pop 12" USD $7.64 Buy It Now 7 days
Prisma Vikki Carr - Ases Musicales Lp NM 20140120 latin pop 12" sexy USD $8.49 Buy It Now 7 days
Prisma - Tomalo Tomalo Lp NM 20161017 Latin 1022 Pop 12" USD $8.49 Buy It Now 7 days
Cesar Camargo Mariano Y Prisma John Lennon - Ponte Das Estrelas Lp NM Translucen USD $42.49 Buy It Now 7 days
Prisma - Desde La Intimidad Lp NM 20160414 Sexy Cheesecake Latin Pop 12" USD $8.49 Buy It Now 7 days
PRISMA | Se me canso el corazon | Hijo de la mala vida | LP VG+ USD $6.66 Buy It Now 7 days
Prisma " Con las alas rotas " Ya me pego el amor " Mio " LP VG+ USD $6.66 Buy It Now 7 days
TV anime Fate kaleid liner Prisma Ilya 2wei! Character Prisma Love Parade vol.1 USD $37.66 Buy It Now 8 days
TV anime Fate / kaleid liner Prisma Ilya Zwei! Fate Original Soundtrack CD Japan USD $38.15 Buy It Now 8 days
FESTIVAL OTI 85 12 FINALISTAS FEAT PRISMA / ANA GABRIEL MEXICAN LP TRANSLUCENT USD $9.99 Buy It Now 8 days
PRISMA -SE ME CANSO EL CORAZON / SE TE OLVIDA- 1984 MEXICAN 7" SINGLE PS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8 days
[LATIN]~NM LP~PRISMA~Con Las Alas Rotas~[1983~PEERLESS~MEXICO~Import]~ USD $4.00 Buy It Now 8 days
CESAR CAMARGO MARIANO PRISMA- JAZZ FUNK BOSSA FUSION BREAKS 1986 CBS LP BRAZI USD $9.99 Buy It Now 8 days
PRISMA -TOMALO TOMALO- 1985 MEXICAN LP USD $9.99 Buy It Now 9 days
PRISMA-CON LAS ALAS ROTAS-LP-IMP-MEXICO-PEERLESS M/S 2333 9-NM USD $10.39 Buy It Now 9 days
Poodles The-Prisma VINYL NEW USD $42.00 Buy It Now 9 days
THE POODLES (STOCKHOLM) - PRISMA USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $14.48 Buy It Now 9 days
THE POODLES (STOCKHOLM) - PRISMA NEW CD USD $15.11 Buy It Now 9 days
Prisma " Desde la intimidad " Ya se que no eres para mi" Hace tiempo" LP VG USD $2.46 Buy It Now 9 days
Rosario de Alba y Prisma 24 Exitos CD New Sealed Nuevo USD $13.99 Buy It Now 9 days
New StylipS Prism Sympathy Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya ED CD Japan LACM-14112 USD $40.00 Buy It Now 9 days
New Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei Original Soundtrack CD Japan LACA-9473 USD $35.89 Buy It Now 10 days
RADIO CD-"FATE/KALEID LINER ILLYA TO RIN NO PRISMA!" VOL.2-JAPAN 2 CD G88 USD $31.99 Buy It Now 10 days
RADIO CD-FATE/KALEID LINER ILLIYA TO RIN NO PRISMA...-JAPAN 2 CD G88 USD $31.99 Buy It Now 10 days
FHANA-FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA 2WEI HERZ! (TV ANIME)' THEME-JAPAN CD C41 USD $14.99 Buy It Now 10 days
RADIO CD-FATE/KALEID LINER IRIYA TO KURO NO PRISMA NIGHT ZWEI!-JAPAN 2 CD G88 USD $31.99 Buy It Now 10 days
New Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei Original Soundtrack CD Japan LACA-9473 USD $60.00 Buy It Now 10 days
PRISMA [1/26] NEW VINYL USD $24.79 Buy It Now 10 days
Los Tri-o Nuestro Amor 1998 Prisma Records Cd Mexico USD $8.00 Buy It Now 10 days
PRISMA CIRCUS - MK II PROMETHEA'S ARMAGEDDON CD NEW+ USD $25.21 Buy It Now 10 days
PRISMA | Tomalo, Tomalo | Quiereme otra vez | La que perdio | LP SEALED NEW USD $17.16 Buy It Now 10 days
PRISMA - 70 A¤OS PEERLESS UNA HISTORIA MUSICAL USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $15.06 Buy It Now 10 days
Prisma: 16 Grandes Exitos (1985) MEXICO (Peerless) USD $11.98 Buy It Now 10 days
Oscar Athie,Prisma,Yuri,Maria Medina,Lupita Dalessio,Crystal Festivl OTI Karaoke USD $13.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Prisma The Poodles Audio CD USD $19.83 Buy It Now 11 days
PRISMA CIRCUS - MK II PROMETHEA'S ARMAGEDDON (GATEFOLD LP) VINYL LP NEW+ USD $28.53 Buy It Now 11 days
POODLES-PRISMA (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $13.90 Buy It Now 11 days
POODLES-PRISMA (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $15.18 Buy It Now 11 days
prisma USD $19.00 Buy It Now 11 days
PRISMA -VENGANZA DE AMOR- 1982 MEXICAN LP USD $9.99 Buy It Now 11 days
REA GARVEY - PRISMA (VINYL INKL.MP3 CODES) VINYL LP NEW+ USD $31.70 Buy It Now 12 days
The Poodles - Prisma [New CD] UK - Import USD $15.10 Buy It Now 12 days
Prisma: Contemporary Works for Orchestra, New Music USD $11.73 Buy It Now 12 days
The Poodles / Party Time O.S.K - Prisma Tour 2018 Japan ORG 2CD NEW *B USD $79.99 Buy It Now 13 days

More places to buy PRISMA music online Buy PRISMA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

PRISMA discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

PRISMA top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

PRISMA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.09 | 3 ratings
Phantasma
1977

PRISMA Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

PRISMA Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

PRISMA Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

PRISMA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Phantasma by PRISMA album cover Live, 1977
2.09 | 3 ratings

BUY
Phantasma
Prisma Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Conor Fynes
Prog Reviewer

2 stars 'Phantasma' - Prisma (4/10)

Prisma- like the Dutch band of the same name and era- were a presumably short-lived act that fell into the darker depths of obscurity, unknown even to most diehard fans of progressive rock. There is very little written on the web about these guys, and it's not surprising, given that they recorded a single live album before fading out, and one that remained unpublished until getting a release by Red Lounge Records, thirty years after its recording. In other words, "Phantasma" is one of the lost, forgotten, would-be episodes of Krautrock history. Although Prisma's proggy hard rock sound sports a solid chemistry between musicians, it is an otherwise unremarkable, jam-oriented performance gravely wounded by the sort of abysmal, basement-grade recording you only hear on obscure demo releases like this one. There are some musical successes here that suggest that Prisma had potential, but barring its attractive obscurity, we are left with an album that does little to justify a recommendation.

"Phantasma" was recorded in front of a small audience in 1977, in the band's hometown of Karlsruhe. Clearly, many of their compatriots have influenced them; there is a distinct Krautrock style here that pairs often improvised guitar leads with a thick keyboard presence. With two keyboardists in the band, the sounds of the synth and organ can occasionally betray the atmosphere of the early Tangerine Dream album "Electronic Meditation". Although the album is split into parts for the sake of navigation, it is essentially an album- length performance, with the only change being the introduction of vocalist Juan Aust halfway through the album. Although there are a few queues throughout this piece where the band comes together smoothly to share a new rhythm or melodic idea, the majority of "Phantasma" consists of guitarist Michael Weiler wandering overtop with leads that echo the era of classic space rock. Although the guitar occasionally comes across an interesting hook to build upon, the guitar- despite its intention to lead the band's jam- is perpetually overshadowed by the keyboards, which truly 'make' the band. The keyboard ideas also feel sparse in terms of predetermined composition, but the textures are rich (at least as rich as a demo production will allow) and they maintain a pleasant momentum. Prisma are by no means excellent at filling in the gaps between composed sections, but there is a nice chemistry here within the rhythm section.

Aust's vocals, by contrast, are sorely lacking, although this is not entirely the performer's fault. His voice is pleasantly tuneful enough (somewhat reminiscent of Robert Plant at times), but like the guitar, it's as if his melodies are largely improvised. Even if they're not, there's not a moment here where the vocals seem to fit in. Vocals don't tend to bode well for a jam, and they don't contribute anything vital to the band's sound as a whole. Aust's performance could have been even mildly enjoyable however, had it not been for the production. Although the presumably tight budget and live setting are both causes for an understandably weak production, the recording quality is abysmal. By contemporary standards, it's as if someone took out their cellphone to record a concert, and pressed it to vinyl. Even then, however, that wouldn't describe how the sound partially cuts out in places. Aust's vocals bear the greatest brunt of this, going from being too loud to barely audible within a single melodic line. The scratchy production works at times for the band's more experimental, dark passages, but these are fairly scarce. There's no information available on how the band recorded this material, but it sounds like something that a band would have used for their own reference as a rehearsal tape, rather than anything to be released for public ears. Of course, this recording was kept under the pillow for thirty years before Red Lounge picked it up, so that may have very well its purpose.

Prisma's "Phantasma" raises some questions. I am left wondering why this band never got around to recording this music in a more appropriate setting, and why there is nothing left of them, save for this live album. Alas, "Phantasma" is all we have from Prisma, and it reeks of wasted potential. There remain a great number of relatively unknown albums out there that are excellent and deserved much more attention than they received. In spite of Prisma's flair for live improvisation, "Phantasma" is not one of them.

Thanks to Guldbamsen for the artist addition.

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives