Sunday 17 September 2017

Jane - Age Of Madness (1978)

The seventh album from this German band.

Jane was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, percussions, bass, drums, keyboards and English vocals.

Their previous album, the 1977 opus Between Heaven & Hell was a mixed bag. But it was also a good album. See my review here. So I had hopes despite of hearing some not so good things about the albums that follows on from Between Heaven & Hell.

Age Of Madness is the first of those albums.

Age Of Madness sees the band going in a more direction of Pink Floyd and Eloy. It is a psychedelic space rock album. But it is not an outer space album with long unhinged trips into outer space. Age Of Madness follows the rock formula with verse-chorus-verse.

Despite of the verse-chorus-verse structure, it has the Eloy sound and tries to sound like a space rock album.

Clocking in at just under thirty-seven minutes and nine songs, the themes and melodies are not exactly abstract. Neither are they good. OK, there are some good songs here. But the rest is not that good. Hence my verdict of a pretty likeable album who falls a bit too short.

2.5 points 

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