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3.30 | 18 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Way Of The World (4:53)
2. The American (4:40)
3. Turbulence (6:44)
4. Ovation (4:54)
5. Fallen Star (7:22)
6. Track Eleven (1:33)
7. Get You Rocks Off (5:01)
8. Strange Worlds (7:01)

Total Time: 42:08

Line-up / Musicians

- Clive Bunker / drums
- Mick Rogers / guitars, vocals
- John G. Perry / bass

Releases information

LP Harvest 4107 (1980)

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AVIATOR Turbulence ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
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Review by Progbear
4 stars Definitely a much harder to find album than its predecessor, but it proves worth the search. Lancaster had left prior to the recording of this album, leaving Aviator a guitar/bass/drums trio. Musically, it's anything but your typical power-trio album. In fact, it's in the same basic jazz-tinged prog-rock style as the first Aviator album. Only minus the sax. There's even some synth here and there, some of it patently Perry's pedals, but the spacey effects at the beginning of "Strange Worlds" suggest something more. Perhaps a guitar synth? It's possible, what with all that woodwind synth all over their previous album.

The short songs aren't as strong this time round (I admit I balked a bit when I first heard "Way Of The World"), but the album improves quickly, with some excellent exploratory tracks taking you to bold new places that most guitar/based/drums configurations never dared to go. "Fallen Star" and "Strange Worlds" are both superb, but it's the title song, with it's dynamite 7/4 rhythm, that most appeals to me from this one. A worthy follow-up on their great debut disc.

Review by b_olariu
3 stars Second album of this forgotten band, named Turbulence released in 1980and aswell their swansong is almost the same with the predecesor. Same manner of composing , same progressive rock aproach, near to mainstrem but with good moments I might say. All the musicians stood still face the previous work minus Jack Lancaster froom sax. Well , with the bras arrangements mius, the album sounds even more on rock side, with some progressive moments here and there. The sax was given a great atmosphere on first album and definetly a more progressive aproach, this time, the album in tinged with more edged rock not far from MMEB , Glorified magnified era but of course minus blistering Mann's keybords, at least is how I see this album. The keyboards are missing here, but as a whole the album is a good one again. Pieces like title track - Turbulence , Fallen star or Strange worlds are excellent examples of great musicianship and inventive moments, the instrumental passages are awesome here. From mellow to more edged progressive rock, the musicians did a good work, again Roger's voice and guitar is good, nothing really brilliant but enjoyble most of the time. It took me more then 3 years to find this album, for sure more unknown and more hard to find then first one, but after all I found it and I' glad I have it like the first one. So, another 3 stars for Aviator, one of the bands that for some reasons never made it worldwide even, their live shows were very exciting and had excellent instrumental passages that shows a thier true talent. Good album after all.

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