Monday 2 October 2017

Splash - Ut Pa Vischan (1972)

The debut album from this Swedish band.

Splash was an eight piece band with a lineup of woodwinds, bass, guitars, drums, keyboards and Swedish vocals.

Splash started out as the pop/beat band Why before they split up and were reformed again as Splash.  They released three albums between 1972 and 1978. I intend to review their two other albums this month/you will find reviews of their two other albums somewhere else in this blog.

Splash has been compared a lot with Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears. That sounds like a good comparison to me. There is a lot of saxophones and some trumpet in their music.

There is also a lot of progressive rock in their music. Swedish symphonic prog even before this genre saw the light of day. This was before the likes of Kaipa emerged. There is also some pop music here and a lot of fusion music in the vein of the above mentioned bands.

There is a lot of vocals here. The balance between the woodwinds and the vocals is good.

The music is rather good. The title track is a good song indeed. A very poppy song. The music is not that complex and neither does it bring much substance to the table. The music is immediate but not with much longviety. It also feels dated.

Nevertheless, this forty minutes long album is somewhere between decent and good in my estimation.

2.5 points

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