Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Curved Air - Air Cut CD (album) cover


Curved Air


Eclectic Prog

3.69 | 189 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

3 stars 01. The Purple Speed Queen A clever guitar gives beginning to the work, a strong footprint of bass and keyboard, a delicious melody, with the vocal most sensational still of Sonja Kristina. A ground of animal synthesizer, with a too angry sound and next it is the time of the guitar of Kirby Gregory to set fire, I bring into line that this track has a much heavier footprint, but even so it is indefinitely very good.

02. Elfin Boy Elfin Boy, begins it only with the impressionable vocal thing of Sonja, a melodic guitar, the quite serious bass of Mike Wedgwood and the most impressive thing of all when they were keyed gloomily and melodically gently of Eddie Jobson. A calm and pretty song, with a foot in the back yard of the Jethro Tull alone more psychedelic what.

03. Metamorphosis What a piano! It is the school of Keith Emerson and his Escapes, sensationally! This I would say to be to more progressive of the disc, Hammonds spread by the sound, a serious and outstanding bass, martial battery in tone pulsante, orchestral guitars and intricate passages. The longest track of the disc has many passages and all interesting ones. The vocal subject is duplicated by Sonja itself and it has whose tone counts a history, good to the style Renaissance, including the piano also. Another legal part there are the vocal ones what it comes to follow with the fold of the vocal masculine. The sequence is more stuck of organ, in a quite progressive subject contemplation. In the sequence a part which I remembered (I do not know because) of Rick Wakeman a little, but it remembers Yes also. The final part is almost dancing and with 3 different keyboards, you key all around a few different ones from others, up to collapsing in an infernal, very good honky tonky himself!

04. World A small song to French wool, with violins and everything. Vocal pretty and perfect melody. A ground of very legal violin. A short song to be appreciated. And it reminded of me very also a music d'Os Lobos.

05. Armin Devastating beginning! Eating I set the violin free lovely. A few brilliant riffs and a fantastic footprint. Bass here is another distinction. Many grounds of guitar also, good quick passages of battery. The only instrumental one of the disc, but it costs the name that overdoes, The instrumental thing.

06. U.H.F. Vocal melody totally rock/pop and delicious, of that what you are going to hear very often, can be sure. Between a verse and another very good and somewhat gloomy riff, after a good violin (that to it seems to me to have taken of robbery the side two of the LP) a part totally different from the first one, from the lovely rock/pop, we have a gloomier and introspective subject. It has a very good instrumental subject, but it is only a madness so that we return with the delicious initial subject. The bass of the final part was deserving a prize. Haughty!

07. Three three Three Two-Three-Two That one has the vocal ones of Mike Wedgwood, and very good by the way, melodically perfectly, still more when they marry with those of Sonja. Jim Russel has a work in the quite great battery in this track. Good grounds of guitar, and a piano 'hammered' equally well. Total impromptu in the end.

08. Easy Classic piano! Next the synthesizers doing to melody on top of the piano, vocal (Sonja is a relief to the ears, and an eyewash advantages eyes) with a serious insignia (for a woman). The vocalizations of the refrain it is another distinction. You leave well rockers from the way for aim, but the biggest distinction is for synthesizers before the vocal final part, simply Holy Ghost!

I confess that the disc is not 10, and that is difficult to say since the disc is of 1973 and this is the year where completely of it better happened, but also it is far from being only a good disc. He is very good!

ProgShine | 3/5 |


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).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this CURVED AIR review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

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

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.