Thursday 2 November 2017

Cosmos Factory - Black Hole (1976)

The third album from this Japanese band.

The band is a quartet here with a lineup of percussion, keyboards, bass, guitars and vocals.

I have reviewed their first two albums and intend to bypass their fourth and final album. You can find my reviews of their first two albums here and here.

Cosmos Factory is a strange and highly eccentric band. Something proven by their first two album. Something proven by this album.

There is no drums here. The rhythms are taken care of by percussions and the bass. A band without drums is a bit strange.

The music too is strange. Take a big chunk of Italian symphonic prog, add a lot of Van Der Graaf Generator and some Pink Floyd. There is even some zeuhl in their music.

The music goes from zeuhl like darkness to Pink Floyd like melodies and guitar solos. The vocals is the typical light Japanese vocals. But the vocals here is almost European in it's masculinity. They are very good. I am not sure if they are in Japanese or in English. But who cares ? Not me.

This is a strange album and one of a kind. I give it a lot of credit for it's originality and awards it a good rating. This is an album you should really check out yourself. Take my word for it.

3 points

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