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Positive Wave


Prog Folk

3.26 | 11 ratings

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3 stars Prog Folk ? Canterbury Scene ? Eclectic Prog ? Heavy Prog ?

The debut album from this new and talented Finnish band caters for everyone. But I have to say, most for those of us who loves the Canterbury Scene. Not that I am questioning the sanity of the extremely hard working genre teams, but this album is very jazzy and spacy, not to mention spicy, throughout. Fans of Caravan, beware. But yes, there is also a large prog folk percentage in their sound. But neither Positive Wave or this album is straight folk rock.

The vocals are female and the vocalist Susan Karttunen sings in her native Finnish. The keyboards is pretty vintage Hammond and gives this album a good 1970s vintage sound. The same does the saxophone, the violin and the flutes too. Everything is backed by a vintage electric guitar sound and the usual drums and bass. In short, this is a pretty hearty meal for fans of the early British scene in and around the cathedral in Canterbury.

While the sound is great, the songs are not that great, I am afraid. The quality is simply not there. But this is still a good album and a very good start in Positive Waves hopefully very long career. They are very much onto something great with this album and I hope they keep the sound while improving the song writing. I will keep a keen eye on this band.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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