Thursday 2 November 2017
Ocean - Melody (1981)
The debut album from this German band.
Ocean was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, drum machine, percussion and flute.
This band must not be confused with the French band and other bands of the same name. There is some bands out there with this name.
The Ocean I am now reviewing released two albums before they were disbanded. Their second album Double Vison was released in 1984. Nothing is known about them and their albums are very much sought after as they have only been released on a limited run of LPs.
..... which tells you that the collectors market is a bit mad. I got this as an MP3 file from a friend for reviews purposes only. I am off course not to play this album for the sake of pleasure. It is only to be used for reviews.
This forty minutes long album is a mix of symphonic prog and some jazz too. The band was highly inspired by the likes of ELP and Trace. There is also some traces of Focus here. But not much.
The music is played by keyboards and some sporadic flutes. But this album is totally keyboards dominated.
The quality is not that good. It is not good at all. It is merely decent and this album is a bit all over the place. It is a decent enough album and just that.