Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Secret Oyster - Straight To The Krankenhaus (1977)


The fourth and final album from this Danish band.

The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of saxophone, bass, drums, guitars and keyboards.

The band was some sort of a Danish supergroup which included some of the best prog and fusion musicians in Denmark at that time. A sort of Denmark's version of Return To Forever.

The band was not far from that band's take on fusion too on this album. But the likes of Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra also springs to mind here.

This forty-one minutes long album is very melodic at times. It also have a lot of technical stuff too. This album is by no means an easy listening album. This album is full to the brim with fusion of the rather noisy, intense sort.

Well, it has a mix of intense and more laidback music. There are a lot of intense guitar solos here and some more pastoral pieces. There are also some hymn like pieces here.

There is also some much more jazzy pieces here which really gets my blood and feet going in joy.

The end result is a very good album which has a lot to offer for every fusion fan. This is one of the best Scandinavian fusion albums out there so check it out and enjoy.

3.5 points

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