"…Obwohl es kaum eine dramatische Steigerung, kaum einen lauten, rhythmisch exaltierten Ausbruch gibt und die Musik meist mit gebremster Leidenschaft am Ohr entlangfließt, schmeichelt sie doch auch der Aufmerksamkeit: lyrischversonnene, schön klingende Duette, in Wahrheit jedoch meist begleitete Solostücke für das Saxophon. Im Spiel erkennt man zwei gute Musiker: den Gitarristen und Synthesizer-Spieler Harmssen und den Saxophonisten Jochen Voss, der einen klaren, festen Ton bläst. ~Die Zeit"
Compilation by german audiophile label inakustik.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
One thing is quite certain: ou can love this album to death or loathe it with every fiber of your being, but you can’t really ignore it. From the gorgeusly disturbing gatefold sleeve, displaying a masterpiece of Gothic artwork by Swiss cult artist R.H. Giger (of “Alien” fame), down to the unabashed self-indulgence of its musical content, “Brain Salad Surgery” is a compendium of everything progressive rock is all about, the good, the bad and the ugly. It is loud, metallic, and harsh, undeniably bombastic, though it can also be melodic and soothing – a true rollercoaster ride of an album, swinging from the beautiful, English choirboy vocals of “Jerusalem” (with wonderful lyrics courtesy of one Mr William Blake) to the all-out progressive orgy that is “Karn Evil 9”.
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
Essential: A masterpiece of psych-rock music collection.
Vanilla Fudge are a pioneering psychedelic band with a superb lineup and are famous for psyching up well known cover versions. Their debut albums features some of their best and most popular material such as the stunning' You Keep Me Hanging On', 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'She's Not There'.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Gwendal and they first self-titled LP released in 1974, in my opinion one of they best works.
Excellent addition to any celtic-folk music collection.
La Bamboche is a french folk group Lyon's origin (amateur departure)…