Friday 14 April 2017

Secret Oyster - Sea Son (1974)

The second album from this Danish band.

The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of percussions, bass, drums, piano, moog, organ, guitars and saxophones.

I was very happy with their 1973 debut album Furtive Pearl which I gave a very good rating. So I was looking forward to this album.

We are off course talking fusion here, for those who don't know the band. Secret Oyster was a Danish supergroup with members of other great Danish bands.

The band has got new wind in their sails these days (well..... ten years ago) after the remasters from Laser's Edge. And the second track here, Mind Movie, is really a piece of jazz in the Weather Report vein.

There is a lot of guitar solos and pianos in their music on this album. There are also saxophone solos and a lot of nifty work on all instruments.

What surprises me is how laidback the music is on this album, with the exception of Mind Movie. The other tracks are really understated with some understated organ and saxophone solos. There is indeed a lot of Weather Report in their music.

I am not totally won over by this album as it is lacking some great music. It is a good album which is suffering from being slightly bland at times. I much prefer their debut album to this one.

3 points

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