Saturday, 14 October 2017

Splash - Splash (1974)


The second album from this Swedish band.

Splash was a twelve man big band on this album with a lineup of woodwinds, guitars, bass, drums, maracas, violin, organ, synths and vocals.

I very much liked large parts of their 1972 debut album Ut Pa Vischan. You can read my review here.

Splash's music can best be described as a mix of Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears. Add some more standard rock and Scandinavian folk rock too and you get this band and their music.

There is even some hard rock on this album. Deep Purple springs to mind.

The album is forty-three minutes long and the long winded titled first track takes twenty-one minutes of these forty-three minutes.
This track sounds like a jam pastisj between Deep Purple and Blood, Sweat & Tears to me.
The second track is only seven minutes long before the album finish of with a fourteen minutes long jam where some avant-garde and folk-rock with violins closes this album.

The band had huge ambitions with this album. I am afraid they failed. The album is decent enough. But only decent. Check it out if this sounds interesting.

2 points


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