At least the 9-minute, lighthearted instrumental 'Dance of Some Broken Glasses' sounds nice with the cool groove and flutes, but there's not much of progression in the composition. The original LP of copies is worth a small fortune. As usual the quality of the material is good to excellent, and for those with an interest or passion for vintage style psychedelic rock it'll be quite the pleasant experience indeed.
As they are presented in these cover versions at least: I haven't checked with the originals to hear just how much these reinterpretations are different from the originals. In my view there's one cut here that stands a head and a shoulder above the rest though, namely Vibravoid's take on Pink Floyd's classic Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun. A firmly retro-oriented take on this track, with a plethora of odd and eerie sounds, but with a firmer and more concise delivery that adds a tension and hardness to this track that manage to elevate the sheer cosmic nature of the song and a highly appealing manner.
If you have an interest in psychedelic rock, be it progressive or not, this is a fine collection of material of classic tracks and forgotten jewels from yesteryear as explored and performed by contemporary artists. Those with an interest for material of this kind should not be disappointed by the material presented here. The album has a strong opener from Big big train, but never really let's go other than that track 4.
The song from Bellerophon is probably the first to surface, as there are many mood changes, which make you wonder if you're listening to the same band throughout. The flow continues thereafter, with some strong music, and the excellent vocalist from 'This winter machine' comes to the fore, sounding like Patrick Lundstrom from Ritual.
I found this to be a good album, and very likeable. Amazingly, I bought two albums as a result of songs being on this album, namely albums by Gandalf's fist and Lyrian. Thankfully, both albums ended up being good, so the desired result was achieved. There's also a track from Bellerophon, who appear again, and make their presence felt on a later Prog magazine demo, P50 'Tales of the future'.
The opening track from their debut is a pleasant, bluesy composition that emphasizes electric piano and flute. Flute dominates on this one, a fresh and percussively strong little piece. Eloy, Genesis and Camel, never released an album, but a decent release was gathered from live and rehearsal room recordings.
With a better sound quality it could have come very close to being an excellent symph prog discovery. The Nice comes to my mind from the rather jam-like piece emphasizing on organ and drums.
Peaceful 'Morning' is a fairly good outtake from it. The female vocalist Biggi Zmierczak is frankly quite bad. They are compared to the early Ash Ra Tempel. It's not easy to stay awake during this meditation The organ-heavy and instrumentally oriented, slightly jazzy piece features great flute contributions.
Otherwise pretty nice selection of vintage German obscurities, but the piece by C. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Various Artists Label Samplers biography This section contains albums released by record labels to promote their catalogues of artists. In the days before the internet and MP3 downloads, it was not nearly as easy for record companies to promote their artists. Advertising campaigns in the music press had some effect, but the prospective audience could not of course hear the music.
While specialist radio stations have been around for some time in the US, in many other countries even today, the availability of anything other than mainstream pop and perhaps classical music is extremely limited. Pete Sutherland. Sung to Sleep. Michael Manring. The Modern Mandolin Quartet. Bring Me Back a Song. Salve Regina. Therese Schroeder-Sheker. Chorale No. Turtle Island String Quartet. Simple Psalm. Fred Simon. Highly recommended. Chad K. Xon Karasu. Thomas Tiedtke.
George Hayes. Circular Dimensions. Cyrill Reaidy. Paul Fallon. Gary Figueroa. Peter Southwood. Paul Asbury Seaman. Morten Block. Lo Spettro Di Se Stesso.
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Martin Gore. LOG IN to comment on this review. The album only reached number 35 on the UK Album Charts  and the band increasingly began to look to North America for a successful future. Magazine sampler The original LP of copies is worth a small fortune. Susannah McCorkle. Flute Sonata in My Heroine - Various - Winter Sampler (CD), 3rd Movement. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. No Stars Figures on a Beach.
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