Sunday, 10 September 2017
Mythos - Strange Guys (1977)
The third album from this German band.
Mythos was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, flute, mellotron, synths, percussions and English vocals.
I have reviewed their first two albums and you will find the reviews here and here.
I also intend to review their Quasar album within the next week/you will find a review of their Quasar album somewhere else in this blog.
Mythos started out as a raga-rock ambient krautrock band on their two first albums. Then something happened after their second album Dreamlab back in 1975 because they returned two years later with Strange Guys and a different style of music.
Strange Guys is much more in the vein of Eloy than their previous two albums. It is a total break with their two first albums.
The music on this forty-one minutes long album is pretty beautiful Eloy landscaped symphonic prog. There is also some folk rock influences here. The six songs here are medium long, five to nine minutes long. The vocals are good and the sound is very warm and at times, pastoral. A couple of the songs are pretty hard rocking too.
There is no great songs here. But this is a comfortable good album which should really please anyone into progressive rock.