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Third Ear Band


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

3.24 | 30 ratings

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3 stars Just when you start to think the third ear band is made up of tone deaf hippies, they surprise you with something quite extraordinary beautiful. I believe the track is called "Fleance" and features a perfect vocal by a choir boy. This track alone is worth the entrance fee. The Film Macbeth produced by Roman Polanski is also very worthwhile and the music fits Shakespeare's dark and gloomy vision perfectly. Sadly "Fleance" is cut short in the film , so the LP becomes even more essential. The rest of the music is typical Third ear band, difficult if not impossible to categorise. However the darkness of this record means this is not such a pleasant recording to listen to as "alchemy" as an example. The tracks here are mostly short and some sound truly atonal. As its is really a soundtrack the themes do not get the same kind of extensive work as other TEB records. If you are a fan its a good recording if a bit more difficult to like. It is unlikely to convert anyone else to this band and for most other interested parties I would recommend getting a copy of the film ,which is excellent in the first instance. The album then makes a lot more sense. Many of my friends insist that the third ear band was made up of great Musicians who are experts at exploration, I was not convinced of this until "Fleance" on this recording proved them able composers not simply drug inspired fakers. As it is The Third Ear band is a taste worth acquiring, but this is not the best record to start with. Buy that film instead you will not regret it unless you really hate Macbeth of course.
burgersoft777 | 3/5 |


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