Saturday 28 April 2018
Fantasia - Fantasia (1975)
The one and only album from this band from Finland.
Fantasia was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, guitars, violin, bass, drums and Finnish vocals.
This band was previously called St. Marcus Bluesband before they changed name to Fantasia, released this album, toured the Soviet Union and changed back to their previous name St. Markus Bluesband again before they split up in 1979.
Blues is not what Fantasia is about. A good reference is their countrymen Wigwam. Fusion, in other words. There is also a lot of psych rock too in their music.
The music on this forty-two minutes long album has a lot of good tunes and details. The keyboards sound is very good. The vocals too is good.
The first half gives us some pretty good psych rock and fusion. The end of the album, the last eight minutes gives us some spaced out psych/krautrock which is not particular interesting.
Nevertheless, this is still a good album well worth checking out.