Thursday, 14 September 2017
Culpeper's Orchard - Culpeper's Orchard (1970)
The debut album from this Danish band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of harpsichord, bass, drums, guitars, drums, percussion, organ, flute, piano and English vocals.
The band released three albums in the beginning of the 1970s before they gave up the ghost and disbanded. I think one or two members moved to other bands.
I will review the two other albums too before the end of this fall/you will find the review of the two other albums somewhere else in this blog.
The cover artwork is colourful and so is the music. Take the playfull Gentle Giant, add some The Beatles and Cream into the mix. There is also some Barclay James Harvest here and some King Crimson. And some Yes too. And some fusion and some bluesy rock too.
Eclectic music in other words. Eclectic prog in other words. But the music is not as dense as the Amazon jungle. There is lots of very good melodies here which really makes this album one interesting album for both the ears and in particular; the brain. This album is food for thought.
This forty minutes long album is one heck of a good album which only lacking a great song or two. Nevertheless, this is one very good album.