Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Pythagoras-After The Silence for Jimi,LP,1981,Netherlands

Pythagoras were Bob de Jong (drums, bass, el.piano, Sony TCs 310) and René de Haan (all synth, mellotron church organ)

1 – After the silence
1st Movement: This is a typical electronic atmosphere intro featuring soaring synthesizers, very spacey. 2nd Movement: First a bombastic eruption with lush Mellotron and organ, then soaring keyboards as an introduction to a very Gilmourian inspired, often howling and fiery guitar solo from ... guest guitarist ARJEN LUCASSEN (known as the brainchild behind AYREON). The final part contains a slow rhytm with a bombastic climate delviering pleasant drumming. 3rd Movement: On the Mighty M400 Mellotron René de Haan plays majestic choir- Mellotron waves, wonderful blended with spacey synthesizer flights and in the end some moving violin-Mellotron play.
2 – After the silence
4th Movement: PLACKBAND keyboardist Michel van Wassem plays the choir-Mellotron sound on a Novotron, impressive! 5th Movement: This part features soaring synthesizers and string-ensemble, then a bombastic eruption with choir-Mellotron and soft drum beats, in the end we hear the sound of waves and a great build-up , VIVALDI-inspired violin soli. 6th Movement: First a swinging rhythm with lush keyboards and fiery electric guitar riffs, then a dreamy climate with melancholical Mellotron and violin. 7th Movement: The atmosphere alternates from spacey with synthesizer sounds and choir-Mellotron to a slow rhythm featuring slow but very moving guitar runs with bass- pedals and choir-Mellotron, WONDERFUL!
This album sounds a bit simple and amateurish but if you like moving, 24-carat symphonic rock with lush MELLOTRON and you want to hear the early prog work of ARJEN LUCASSEN, this is an interesting, very warm album!
A great synth space sypmphonic LP!
get it here


Anonymous said...

super! you also have journey to the vast unknown?

Chuy said...

There seems to be a problem with tracks 3 and 5. Any chance to fix this???


mutantsounds said...

just checked and no problem is found...possibly you got to re-d/l it

Chuy said...

mmm...sorry to insist, but I have downloaded de file quite a few times (even from different serves, although it is the same file) and when I unzip the file, it says track 2 and 5 have "invalidh path".
Thanks anyway.

Anonymous said...

I downloaded Pythagoras and unzipped it with Winrar, no problems on any tracks. A really nice album, thanks for this!