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3.85 | 91 ratings

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3 stars Swedish one-shot band released this strange album in 1981. Nothing from time signatures happily could be found on it. The music there is unusual mix of psychedelic progressive fusion and zeuhl with some female vocals.

Being somewhere on the border between two genres, the music is not jazzy enough to be classified as jazz fusion (or even Canterbury), but at the same time isn't such dark, old and gothic-avant to be tagged as real zeuhl. Combination looks quite interesting on paper, but in real life compositions are not enough focused. When listening, you can hear zeuhl pieces and progressive fusion pieces, and even some classic-influenced pieces, but all them hardly present final musical product. In many cases, that pieces just stay separated musical pieces, taken from different genres.

Really original album, released in the time of post-punk and new age, but not strong enough to be counted as it's time significant progressive release. Possibly, more interesting for researchers, than for casual jazzy/avant progressive fans.

snobb | 3/5 |


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