A guitar-driven Krautrock record from the Mani Neumeier-led Guru Guru; which is notable because Neumeier was one of the better drummers in the Kosmiche scene so for him to sort of step back and allow his supporting cast to shine here makes this record altogether more special. This was the only record guitarist Houschäng Nejadapour recorded with the band, and his contributions are pretty spectacular- his playing borders on spine-tingling fusion jazz a la John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra before giving way to straight up Krauty motorik and world music excursions.
Welcome to P49, bringing you the latest selection of new progressive sounds swirling around the ether. There's a strong melodic flavour to many of the tracks on offer, with the return of Jadis and also of former TesseracT singer Ashe O'Hara with Voices From The Fuselage, not to mention European offerings Holon (Norway) and Alex Carpani (Italy). There's also some intriguing electronic prog from worriedaboutsatan, bolstered by the vocals of Anathema's Vincent Cavanagh, OddsFiche's haunting ambience and Edensong's mix of folk prog and metal. There's also psychedelia from The Honey Pot and the return of 70s rockers Jerusalem, too. A little something for everyone.
Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Drummer Eddie Marshall never cut many albums as a leader, but we'll always love him for this one – a sublime San Francisco 70s session that features tremendous vibes from the great Bobby Hutcherson! But actually, the whole group's great – and also includes George Cables on piano, James Leary on bass, and Manny Boyd on tenor and soprano sax – who works alongside Hutcherson's vibes with some of the same soulful currents as Harold Land from earlier years! The tunes are well-paced – mostly by Marshall, with a slight undercurrent of spirituality – and a lyrical beauty that almost has Bobby in "Little B's Poem" territory at times.