Tuesday 19 September 2017
Bahamas - Le Voyageur Immobile (1976)
The one and only album from this French band.
Bahamas was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, piano, organ, synths, bass, drums and French vocals.
This album is really a very obscure album. So obscure that it is not included in ProgArchives. I think it has a place there, though..... But that is their choice and I have nothing but respect for ProgArchives.
Le Voyageur Immobile is a thirty-five minutes journey through a pop-progressive rock landscape. A landscape that reminds me a lot about Supertramp. It is fair to say that Supertramp is a major reference for this album and this band.
Being French, Bahamas does it their own way. That means the usual theatrical progressive rock.... The usual references to Jacques Brel and some references to Ange too. But not many.
Unfortunate, the lack of any good songs and music is destroying the harmony here. The music is ticking nicely over without really leaving many positive impressions. It is by no means a bad album. It is just lacking any good songs and pieces of music. The best thing about Le Voyageur Immobile is the good vocals. The rest is not worth writing home about...... unless you are a Supertramp fan.