Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Reissue of the debut album from 1975 by Australia's premier prog rock outfit of that decade. Reminiscent of Yes to an extent, it includes the incredible 20 minute suite 'Four Moments'. Six tracks total. Also features the o... more »
Reissue of the debut album from 1975 by Australia's premier prog rock outfit of that decade. Reminiscent of Yes to an extent, it includes the incredible 20 minute suite 'Four Moments'. Six tracks total. Also features the original cover art. 1999 release.
Sebastian Hardie -- Grand, Glorious, Sweeping Epic
R. Lindeboom | Paso Robles, CA USA | 06/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those little known epic masterworks (hey, they are the only kind I *ever* bother reviewing! Why bother with the rest; everyone's already heard them -- often to death!). For lovers of the great 60's pre-synthesizer Mellotron (you know, the instrument that made the Moddy Blues sound like an orchestra), this is one of the best Mellotron bands ever set to record. The beauty of this rock epic cannot be overstated; this is simply one of the nicest pieces of music I've ever heard. This is a grand and glorious, sweeping epic that spans over 20 minutes in the title track. If you are looking for Emerson, Lake & Palmer cacophany and explosive musical pyrotechnics -- this isn't for you. But if you loved PFM's 'Photos of Ghosts' or the Moody's 'Nights in White Satin', then you'll more than likely *love* this band. These guys were practicioners of melody, first and foremost. They were less concerned with the 'edginess quotient' of their music than they were with its beauty. This was one of 70's rocks most orchestral progressive bands. I long ago wore out the vinyl edition and am thrilled to see this one on CD. Thanks, Phantom for the re-issue! And for keeping it in the original art and packaging."
Tnahpellee | Australia | 04/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is actually an Australian progressive rock band! I didn't know that there were any! It's a pretty good effort. I think what makes it special I suppose is that they are basically in the traditional progressive rock sound but their sound is different in that the songs are based around melodic guitar solo's. There's an almost tropical feel to the beautiful 'Rosanna' and lead guitarist (also main songwriter/singer) Mario Millo is a superb guitarist. They have a spaced-out sound, sort of like Genesis around 'Wind and Wuthering' and are less into a rocking sound and more into easy listening instrumental solo's. It's a pleasant record, nice to listen to, roughly 4/5."