Thursday, May 1, 2008

Maelstrom-st (aka On the Gulf),LP/CD,1973/1997,Canada

Following Erics semi recent post of Roberts Owen's LP,here's an ancestral LP of him,actualy from Maelstrom ,his band.Released in 1973 in Canada, this is a great sample of symphonic prog influenced by Genesis and Yes of this period,although in this particular recording Canterbury scene influences are glaring,especially those of Caravan and early Soft Machine.Strong use of mellotron and the flowing sax parts reminds me of VDGG and will surely appeal to the fans of the forementioned.2 bonus tracks from the cd re-relase are included also, those one having more jazzy influences than symphonic ones.
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