Wednesday 31 January 2018

Mother Turtle - Mother Turtle (2013)

The debut album from this band from Greece.

Mother Turtle is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, piano, synths, bass, drums and vocals.

Mother Turtle is a new band to me. They have so far released two albums through Bandcamp as Name Your Price albums. It is my intention to review their second album later this winter/you can find a review of their second album somewhere else in this blog.

This quartet has been listening a lot to all kinds of classic, folk and progressive rock from the 1970s. What they have picked up has been distilled into this album.

This one hour long album is a mix of classic stadium rock, symphonic prog, hard rock and folk rock from the golden era of the 1970s.

There is a lot of classic electric organs here and guitars. That organic sound is a great sound. The sound quality is not the best and I do not think the studio they used and the mix is particular good.

The vocals are heavy accented English, but not too bad. The mix of hard rockers, mid-tempo songs and ballads is a good balance. It would have been nice with a great song or three. But this is nevertheless a good album and one to enjoy for those into the 1970s.

3 points

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