Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Falstaff - Prononcez G (1981)
The one and only album from this French band.
Falstaff was a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars and keyboards.
Hardly anything is known about this band. This album was self-released and a proper DIY effort. It is not out on CD yet, but I guess Youtube may have a copy.
The track-titles are very Zeuhl like and my hopes went up despite of the very luke-warm reviews and ratings on ProgArchives.
Instrumental music is always a challenge as there are normally no focal point in the tracks.... or songs if you want.
The forty minutes long Prononcez G is no different. Keyboards over some bass which sometimes sounds harsh. The guitars are not particular lively on these forty minutes of symphonic prog with some strong jazz overtones.
I am not sure if this is symphonic prog or fusion. It is 50/50 of both genres. The sound is not particular good although I have heard a lot worse.
This album is not a turkey. It has some decent stuff throughout. It is barely a decent album which fails to light my fire. Check it out if you can find it.