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Crossover Prog

3.71 | 83 ratings

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3 stars Quite odd enough for me that this vintage band I never heard before when it was released in the seventies. The music recorded here is in its raw version and it's probably due to the limitations of analog technology when it was released. The music offered is somewhat varied in styles as well as mood. Through the opening track "Saving It Up For So Long" I thought that the music is predominantly performed with rhythm section relying more on bass guitar and drums. But other tracks that follow are dominated by percussion and the music tends to sound like a flat arrangement. There is basically not much ups and downs on its notes and chords and it has brought me to the feeling of getting bored with the music. Remembering the time, I can relate this music is somewhat like a band named themselves as El Chicano combined with Santana even though it's less aggressive.

On composition, I don't think this album is not bad at all. If you are exploring the roots of 70s music, you should also try this one. It has some jazz as well as latin rock component. Because of the less-aggressive musical arrangements, the overall style of the music is flat and less dynamic. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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